Sophie Walker spent twenty years at Reuters as an international journalist. After supporting her elder daughter through a diagnosis of autism, she started campaigning for disability rights, particularly those of girls on the autism spectrum. In 2015, she helped form and led the Women’s Equality Party, ran for London Mayor in 2016, and in 2017 stood for election to Westminster, campaigning for investment in care, equal pay and an end to violence against women. She is co-founder of Activate, a fund to support women from minoritised communities to stand for political office; and the author of Five Rules For Rebellion: Let’s Change the World Ourselves.
Between lost income for the least well paid, unpaid childcare and escalating domestic work burdens, many of the hard-won gains in gender equality in the workplace have evaporated over the past...