“Women of age often (but not always) have wisdom, beauty, tolerance and humour, intelligence, experience, empathy, understanding, are highly qualified and show boundless energy. Even more importantly, they bring another point of view. So why aren’t they being chosen when they want to be? Why has equality of opportunity proved so hard to achieve??
From Anna Ford’s excellent feature in The Guardian this morning.
In a week where we discovered that just 18% of presenters are women over 50, there has been much talk about why we aren’t more evident in any type of broadcasting. It’s time to ask NOT just why not, but who is making the decision to keep them out?