The 'Boom' Years


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Bloody Brilliant Women, with Cathy Newman


In this episode we’ll meet Sophie Mirman, Margaret Seymour, Martha Lane Fox, Penny Smith, Susan Faludi, and Lesley Knox, amongst many others. Through their stories we’ll explore how female entrepreneurs prospered during the 80s 90s, and early 2000s, succeeding in the financial sector and prospering from the boom years of the Internet and tech companies, and how this was set against the overall picture for women at this time of statis and compromise. 'Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention' is available in paperback from Waterstones ( and Amazon ( ), audiobook ( and eBook ( from Apple Books. Cathy Newman (Twitter): @cathynewman Cathy Newman (Instagram): cathynewmanc4 William Collins: @WmCollinsBooks