UCL Brexit Blog: Where are the Women at the Big Boys’ Table?

The Brexit negotiations remind us that gender, racial and class inequality in the top echelons of policymaking remains alive and kicking.

At the start of the Brexit negotiations in June 2017, Columba Achilleos-Sarll writes asks “Where are the women?” in an article for the UCL Brexit blog.

She observes the underrepresentation of women as a whole, the fact that some women remain more marginalised than others, and argues that every woman has an important story to tell about Brexit.

However, she warns against assuming that more women at the negotiating table will lead to a different outcome. Instead we should note the gendered nature of power.

The article concludes:

Without critical feminist insights, making sense of the Brexit negotiations will only provide a partial perspective.

Read the article in full.