Pioneering Women: 100 Voices that made the BBC
The project “Pioneering Women: 100 Voices that made the BBC” presents the contributions women have made to the BBC since its beginning, in the early 1920s. The use of radio interviews, which can be directly streamed from the site, allows the authors to provide listeners and readers alike with the oral histories of these women, as well as analyze what the women of the BBC symbolized for women around the world. The women of the BBC stood as figureheads for the destruction of the paradigm that women were incapable of being anything other than a stay at home wife or a secretary. From producers, to television/radio hosts, to engineers, the women of the BBC paved the way for gender equality and equal opportunity within the workplace. “Pioneering Women: 100 Voices that made the BBC” enlightens readers on the revolutionary women who made the BBC the institution it is today.