Tag: Gender Equality

Women Set New Records In Hollywood

This year the Academy has more women to consider than ever before. Several new studies reveal that women in Hollywood are breaking new ground, both in front of and behind the camera. But it’s not all good news, as the research reveals that the highest grossing films were still largely dominated by men.  Number Of Female Protagonists Increases The biggest…

It’s 2020 – Women’s Stories Deserve To Be Heard

There’s a scene toward the end of Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, a starry-eyed update of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th-century novel, in which headstrong Jo (Saoirse Ronan), the character Alcott modeled on herself, anticipates decades of female creative doubt. A writer struggling to produce the popular, contrived sentimental stories of her day and slogging even harder to figure out what…

The 2010s: The Decade Women Fought Back

It seems like every year is dubbed the “year of the woman,” in recent memory at least, but for good reason. The back half of the 2010s, a breathtaking, world-changing decade now less than two weeks away from its long-awaited end, was dominated by the resurgent political consciousness of marginalized groups, including women. Fourth-wave feminism has produced words like “manspreading” and “mansplaining,”…

The World’s Most Powerful Women In 2019: Defining A New Decade

This year’s list of World’s Most Powerful Women is a collection of innovators and instigators who are leading on the world stage to redefine traditional power structures and forge lasting impact in every industry and sphere of influence. They’re using their power and their platforms to scale global business, solve the world’s most intractable issues, transform cultural narratives and make significant strides…

Melinda Gates Q&A: A Billion Dollars for Gender Equality

Shortly after Harvard Business Review and Melinda Gates launched The Big Idea: Women, Power, and Influence, Gates announced she is pledging $1 billion to fund efforts outlined in her feature article. HBR caught up with Gates about the announcement and what it means to her efforts to radically accelerate progress toward gender equality in the next 10 years. How does this donation change the timeline to gender…

Most Men Are Gender-Equality Allies in Private. Why Not in Public?

The film producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment — which many have described as an open secret in Hollywood — have exploded onto the pages of the New York Times. The New Yorker documents even more disturbing accusations of rape and assault. It’s now clear that many men and women in Weinstein’s company and in the film industry knew about these alleged crimes but…

Progress on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2019. Are we on track to achieve Goal 5? On 24 and 25 September 2019, Heads of State and Government gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to comprehensively review progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To inform those discussions, UN Women and…