Joeli Brearley founded Pregnant Then Screwed after being sacked when she was four months pregnant. She writes for the Telegraph and the Independent and speaks about the motherhood penalty all over the world. She is one of the Observer's 50 New Radicals of 2018, an Amnesty International Women Human Rights Defender, winner of the Northern Power Women 'Agent for Change' award, and her national demonstration - 'March of the Mummies' - won PR Week top campaign. She was described by Elle Magazine as: 'Fearsome and funny.' Her writing on the issue was described by one Telegraph commenter as: 'A massive pile of whiny nonsense.'