Jane Garvey will be interviewing the top five names on the list this week on Women’s Hour, and Nadia Rose was up today!

They say, “Two years ago she was studying for a degree while working 12 hour shifts in a betting shop to make ends meet, scribbling lyrics on the back of betting slips. The south London rapper is about to release her debut EP and performs her latest single, Tight Up in the Woman’s Hour studio.”

Rose is around the third item, after Garvey discusses women’s workplace stress with Dr Almuth McDowall (Head of Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck University) and Angela Clow (Professor of Psychophysiology at the University of Westminster). This is inspired by new research by the Health and Safety Executive has shown that, from the age of 25, women feel significantly more stress at work than men.

Followed by Sue Unerman discussing her new book “The Glass Wall” – success strategies that help women renegotiate the way they work, deal with tricky conversations and make positive changes to get what we want from work this year!

After Rose, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University talks about the life, work and legacy of Vera Rubin, pioneering American astronomer whose work on galaxy rotation rates led to the theory of dark matter, died on the 25th December.

Also as part of the Woman’s Hour 70th birthday celebrations the revisit a 1959 report about two women of different generations, who describe their work as domestic servants.


Listen to BBC’s Women Hour with Nadia Rose here

Watch Nadia Rose’s popular debut track Skwod here