Francine Blanc is attending a networking morning in March organised by the BBC as part of their 50:50 initiative.

Last year the BBC said they want to ensure an equal number of male and female expert contributors appear on its news programmes by April 2019. 

BBC director general Tony Hall said seeking a 50:50 gender split would "transform the range of expert voices across the BBC."

The BBC pledged that women will make up half of the workforce on screen, on air and in leadership roles by 2020.

More information about last years 50:50 challenge is available to read via the BBC website.