Women account for less than 10% of leadership positions in governments around the world. At this rate, we will not achieve gender equality in these highest positions of power for 130 years.
Marissa Conway is not surprised. Neither intimidated nor impressed by the foreign policy sector dominated by older, white men, Marissa has had a front row seat to the patriarchal systems in which policies are made. A vivacious young analyst and activist, Marissa made a name for herself founding the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. Based in England, she has supported political campaigns,,consulted governments around the world and joins Kassia to discuss:
• How to deconstruct patriarchal power dynamics in foreign policy
• The ways she sees governments, capitalism, and Western ideals co-opting feminism
• What feminism means to her and whether or not it can be achieved without women in positions of power
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