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Girl Power Gurus

Mar 4, 2022

For our latest episode, we interviewed Dr. Marilyn Waring, a prominent New Zealand economist and feminist, and a leading activist for women’s human rights.  Dr. Waring was one of the youngest New Zealanders ever elected to Parliament, serving as a National MP between 1975 and 1984. She was just 23 when she entered Parliament and from 1978 to 1981 she was the only woman in the National caucus.   After leaving politics she wrote her famous book “If Women Counted”.  Due to her writings and research she is known as being the principal founder of the discipline of feminist economics.  Since 2006, Dr. Waring has been a Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy at AUT in Auckland.  During this time she has focused on public policy and governance, political economy, gender analysis, and human rights.