Just after ‘Fearless Girl’ took home the Glass Lion award for empowering women, Sheryl Sandberg talks about the gender bias that persists in advertising, and the progress that is being made in the media industry.
Sexism is increasingly less and less marketable. Some of the world’s largest companies and advertising agencies, led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have launched a new initiative to banish gender stereotypes from advertising. A partnership between U.N. Women and several major global companies — including 100% Talent signatory Microsoft, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Mattel, Facebook, Google and others — the Unstereotype Alliance aims to spread “realistic, non-biased portrayals of women and men” in their ads.
Earned Brand Report finds that brands are increasingly expected to speak out on gender equality, immigration, and environmental regulation.
100% Talent signatory Deloitte is among the dozens of businesses that have signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge. Companies that sign on acknowledge the critical role that businesses must play in reducing the national gender pay gap.
“Sidelining men while trying to improve the status of women is wrongheaded. This is not a ‘women’s problem,’ it’s a ‘society problem.’”
“In my lifetime we’ve gone from a job market that basically confined women to a handful of often poorly paid positions to a moment when women not only make up roughly half the workforce but are leading in every sector, from sports to space, from Hollywood to the Supreme Court.” President Obama reflects on the work done and work left to do in achieving gender equality.
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Forbes Second Edition of the Powerful Women Summit in Mexico on June 21, 2016.
The small EU country’s new law mandates minimum 40 per cent women in cabinet and party lists, gives men 14 days paid paternity leave, and prohibits sexist ads and language in media.
“Data drives results. Unless you can measure a problem—and thereby prove it exists—you can’t start solving it.” Melinda Gates on the Gates Foundation’s commitment to investing $80 million toward gathering better data on women and girls in the world’s poorest places, and putting that data to use to improve policies and programs.