Description

When the BBC first started broadcasting in 1922 the women working there were mostly secretarial.

But the first general manager had a very enlightened view of how women should be treated in the workplace - as equals with men.

The second world war also provided many opportunities for women to work at the BBC, but something went wrong after the war and it has taken a long time for women to regain the opportunities lost.

Subject

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bumpy-ride-for-women-at-the-bbc/10579002

Period3 Dec 2019

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleBumpy Ride for Women at the BBC
    Media name/outletABC Radio National
    CountryAustralia
    Date3/12/19
    DescriptionWhen the BBC first started broadcasting in 1922 the women working there were mostly secretarial.

    But the first general manager had a very enlightened view of how women should be treated in the workplace - as equals with men.

    The second world war also provided many opportunities for women to work at the BBC, but something went wrong after the war and it has taken a long time for women to regain the opportunities lost.
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bumpy-ride-for-women-at-the-bbc/10579002
    PersonsJeannine Baker