Archive | May, 2014

Women’s Media Center

In 2005, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem founded the non-profit organisation The Women’s Media Center. The aim being to make women’s voices heard and have women’s stories told. The organisation focuses on: Media advocacy campaigns Media monitoring for sexism Creating original content Training women and girls to participate in media Promoting media experienced […]

Women – more effective leaders?

Are women more effective leaders than men? Business Insider looked into this topic in an three-part series and came up with a few interesting conclusions. The basis of the study was that women make up more than half of the overall worksforce, but the higher up in the company you go, the fewer women you […]

Chime for Change

A new global campaign was launched in 2013 to ‘to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.’ This campaign, founded by Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Beyoncé and Salma Hayek and supported by Facebook and the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses its attention on three main areas: education, justice and […]

Ban bossy

The Girls Scouts and LeanIn.org have partnered up to lead a new campaign called ‘Ban Bossy’. When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” When a little girl does the exact same, she most likely will be branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand, don’t speak up. The […]

Women in Football Survey

A ground-breaking new survey by Women in Football has revealed that 66.4% of women working in sport have witnessed sexism in the workplace, with individuals being told they will “never work in the game again” if they reported it. 26.4% of the 661 respondents felt they were overlooked for promotion because of their gender – […]