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Jo Swinson, the minister for women and equalities, spoke at the first Omniwomen UK training day for 170 rising female stars across Omnicom’s companies, ahead of International Women’s Day March 8th.
At an Omnicom event on Wednesday, Jo said that the way the media portrays pregnant women makes her “furious”. She was asked how she felt about the way the media covered her pregnancy two years ago, and also about the stories questioning the ability of the pregnant MP Rachel Reeves to do her job. Jo said, “How in 2015 are we still having a discussion about whether pregnant women can do their jobs properly?”
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