A conversation with the FT’s Gillian Tett

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), 106

M{2e}’s Women’s Leadership Society is delighted to host an in-depth discussion with Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times, who will share her views on the root causes of — and the future prospects for — the highly polarized political landscape. 

The conversation will cover the interrelated issues of identity politics, economic inequality, populism and the increased pressure for greater corporate social responsibility in the U.S., Europe and liberal democratic societies worldwide.

Gillian is renowned for her ability to bring incisive and creative humanistic criticism to bear on the financial logics of the global economic system. Her weekly columns for the Financial Times, cover a range of economic, financial, political and social issues. In 2014, Gillian was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards, and was the first recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. She is also an accomplished author of several books including The Silo Effect, Saving the Sun and Fool’s Gold, for which she won Financial Book of the Year at the Spear’s Book Awards in 2009.

The Women’s Leadership Society (WLS) and the Financial Times have curated this event — which coincides with the FT’s 131st birthday — as part of a year-long partnership designed to cultivate greater financial and economic fluency and promote accelerating rates of professional advancement for our high-achieving and aspirational community of Trojan women.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.