What's funny about everyday sexism?

Hosted by The Inclusion Initiative

In-person and online public event (Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House)


Cally Beaton

Cally Beaton


Dr Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan

Join Grace Lordan for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with stand-up comedian Cally Beaton. Together, they will delve into the fascinating realm of comedy and its intricate relationship with sexism.

In this insightful discussion, they will explore how comedy can both perpetuate and conceal sexism, while also having the profound ability to reveal and rise above bias and discrimination. The event will offer a dynamic exploration of the complex interplay between humor and societal issues. Don't miss the opportunity to gain fresh insights into the world of comedy and its impact on shaping perceptions and challenging norms. Save the date for an enlightening and entertaining evening with two remarkable thought leaders.

Meet our speaker and chair

Cally Beaton (@callybeaton) is a keynote speaker, comedian, business leader, podcaster and writer and has held senior positions at some of the worlds biggest media companies. She set up a creative consultancy company, Road Trip Media, and did a ten-year stint as Senior Vice-President at ViacomCBS. There she oversaw a multi-million dollar budget for brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount. In 2021, Cally launched Namaste Motherf**kers, where the worlds of comedy, self-help and business collide.

Grace Lordan (@profgracelordan) is the author of Think Big, the Director of The Inclusion Initiative and Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals and she has written for the Financial TimesFortuneFast Company and Harvard Business Review.More about this event

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TII (@lse_tii) is a research center at LSE that is creating Inclusive leaders. TII does this by bringing together teaching, research and practice to build more inclusive work environments.

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