Joeli Brearley

Joeli Brearley


Joeli Brearley has spent her career working in the arts and digital technology, managing complex innovation processes and projects.

When she was 4 months pregnant with her first child she was exposed to the detrimental impact motherhood can have on a woman’s career. Shocked and hurt by her own experience, then subsequently appalled by the stories she went on to hear, she decided that something needed to be done. Joeli set up Pregnant Then Screwed in March 2015, a project and campaign designed to expose the systemic problem of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the UK. First and foremost Pregnant Then Screwed is a place for women to tell their stories anonymously and in their own words. This is not only a cathartic way for women to release some of the bruising experienced but it also gives the victims a voice. The project quickly generated a huge response in the UK and soon requests started pouring in from other countries for their own version of the campaign.

Joeli continues to campaign for the rights of women to have children and a successful career.

She is currently working on her first book where she will explore this global problem, its impact on women, society at large and on the economy, why we need to address the issue, what responsibilities lie with Government, employers and employees, and how together we can make a case for recognition, respect and change.

Joeli has written articles on the topic for publications including The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Telegraph.

Joeli Brearley @Joeli_Brearley

And at the final hour you've let us down again @UKLabour #PeoplesVote #PeoplesVoteMarch

I stand with @SophieRunning and will boycott GMB

This was very unexpected. I won an award! Agent of Change #npwawards #northernpowerwomen

Oh ffs!! A place of worship!!!! This is horrific! My prayers are with the ones affected! Now let’s wait for the media to say the white person had mental issues, was a nice person,
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Come to this! Organised by the brilliant @Joeli_Brearley and crew, featuring some wonderful women I can't wait to hear myself. I'm going to be talking about why we should all be activists and how we can change the world ourselves. See you there!

Jessica Eaton is always bang on the money

Well this is a lovely thing to recieve on a Thursday afternoon - though I was a bit surprised to see that Gina Miller is the only woman of colour on the list

We want to better understand the gender pay gap when it comes to speaking gigs. Please could you populate our questionnaire? Please RT. With @be_braver #IWD2019

What is your company doing on #IWD2019? By the looks of it, most are either entirely missing the point (think bake sales & facials) or are making women do unpaid labour. Undervaluing women on the day we are meant to celebrate our value

Absolutely agree. Here's a great post about white fragility by Nova Reid which everyone should read

Thank god for @jessphillips and her honest and raw passion penetrating the bullshit in the Commons today. I'm listening to the wireless and cheering you on from Manchester!

Do you mean like... Edinburgh? (74 pct remain) Or Glasgow? (66 pct remain) Or Aberdeen maybe? (61pct remain) Or how about Manchester? (60pct remain) Or Liverpool? (58pct remain) Maybe Belfast West? (74.1 pct remain) Or Cardiff? (60 pct remain). #PeoplesVote @peoplesvote_uk

Our wonderful friend @Redjotter is looking for a community designer to work on #upfront