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International Women's Day: In conversation with...Joeli Brearley

DateWednesday 8 March 2023


LocationThe Hub


Our annual International Women’s Day talk. Kellogg Fellow Dr Yasmin Khan will be in conversation with Joeli Brearley.

About the speaker:

Joeli Brearley is the founder of the charity and campaign group, Pregnant Then Screwed which she established in 2015 after her own experience of pregnancy discrimination. Her organisation is rewriting the narrative for mothers in the UK, whilst working to end the motherhood penalty. Vogue named her as one of their top 25 influential British women who are shaping 2021 and beyond. She writes for the Telegraph, is the winner of the Sheila McKenzie: Campaigner of the Year 2021 award, the Northern Power Women: Agent for Change award, is an Amnesty International Human Rights Defender and a member of the United Nations Working Group: Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work. In January 2021 she took the Government to court for indirect sex discrimination due to the way self employed mothers were being financially penalised by the income support scheme.

Her debut book: Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth about the Motherhood Penalty was published by Simon & Schuster on the 4th March 2021.

This in-person event is free and open to all. Registration is required.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The talk will begin at 17:30, followed by a drinks reception at 18:30.

This event will be photographed and filmed. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs/footage, please let the photographer/videographer know. Should you have any further queries, or unable to attend after booking, please contact

Open to: Members of Kellogg College, the public,