IWD: It’s time to change the conversation IWD: It’s time to change the conversation IWD: It’s time to change the conversation

Posts Tagged ‘ Gender Equality ’

IWD: It’s time to change the conversation

It’s International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the wonderful achievements of women and girls throughout the world. It’s also a day where we remind ourselves just how far we have left to go, to live in a world that is safe, just and equitable for everyone. And it’s a day where we focus our collective attention back to the seemingly immovable problem of getting more women into leadership roles. So where exactly are we? Let’s start with all that we have to celebrate. There have ...

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Stop trying to fix the women

You only have to look at the statistics on women in leadership to see the stark reality facing those crawling up the corporate ladder in this country. To say there is little upward movement on the proportion of women in leadership would be an understatement of epic proportions.  We know this. We have heard it all before. And there’s little evidence to suggest we are going to see dramatic changes in the numbers coming anytime soon. That is, of course, if we actually keep measuring the ...

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When will we start to value girls for their character?

The good girl, the good mother or the whore. Are these the only roles that society holds for women? This is the question I woke up with this morning. In the wake of the Miley Cyrus music awards spectacle (or debacle fits too) last week, and, as I think about my PhD research in gender studies, this is what is on my mind. If you missed it, count yourself lucky. Miley Cyrus was a Disney Channel phenomenon who played the super-wholesome Hannah Montana in a television series of the same name. Last ...

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