SUGESTIONS MAY 2016


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MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN

ARTICLE - 10.10.2016

Mentorship is an important component for women in finding their career paths, but only if it is genuine and does not include ulterior motives. Read more here about one woman's experience with mentoring relationships. 


30% CLUB

WEBSITE - 6.10.2016

The 30% club launchen in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards - currently the figure stand at 26% up from 12.5%. Read more about the club's goals and initiatives on their website


TO MANAGERS OF WOMEN

ARTICLE - 1.10.2016

In an open letter to managers of women Jason Shen calls attention to how women are too often overlooked for promotion. Read here why that is and what managers of women can do better to reach their company's full potential.  


EQUAL PARENTING

VIDEO - 12.09.2016

What is "equal parenting"? These comedians humorously discuss how their partners do an equal part of parenting... or not!?


GENDER ROLES IN HISTORY

ARTICLE - 07.09.2016

In our society, we have very specific ideas of what are "men's jobs" and what are "women's jobs". This article shows that these expectations for men and women changed throughout history and are not as inherent as we sometimes assume.


working dad's survival

BOOK - 02.09.2016

Scott Behson strives to be a good academic and a good dad. Like most parents who work full-time he knows how strenuous this can be at time and discusses his experiences in this great book


GENDER BARRIERS

PODCAST - 28.08.2016

There are still many barriers in the way of women's careers. In this great podcast the question of what these barriers are made of are discussed by several senior women from a variety of fields. Both interesting and entertaining. 


THE GLASS CLIFF

VIDEO - 25.08.2016

My supervisor Prof. Michelle Ryan is supervised on the glass cliff phenomenon describing that women primarily take on leadership positions in times of crisis. Michelle discovered this pattern together with her colleague Prof. Alex Haslam back in 2005.


ELLEN PAO

ARTICLE - 20.08.2016

Glass-cliff victim Ellen Pao is interviewed abut her experiences at Reddit and how it changed her perspective on her career path, the internet, and gender equality. Read the full interview here


EVERYDAY SUPPORT

ARTICLE - 16.08.2016

You might not have the time to attend rallies and to sign petitions in support of gender equality all the time, but here are 5 suggestions of little things you can incorporate into your everyday life to support gender equality.


AMERICAN FATHERS

ARTICLE - 13.08.2016

Interesting statistics capturing great developments: Less American fathers are the main breadwinners these days, and more of them care to be involved in parenting, and even see parenting as central to their identity. Work-life balance is important for men and women. 


MEN WEARING HIJAB

VIDEO- 09.08.2016

In Iran, the law requires women to cover their hair with a hijab when they leave the house. Men started an initiative to demonstrate against this law now. In solidarity with women, they posted pictures of themselves wearing a hijab. Great example of men being allies for gender equality. 


BILL INSTEAD OF HILLARY

ARTICLE - 05.08.2016

Whilst the world was celebrating Hillary, some newspapers made this event about her husband and portrayed him on their first page. This is clearly her victory, and hence we want to see her! 


WOMEN FROM 1976

VIDEO- 03.08.2016

Watch how the women from 1976 react to Hillary Clinton's nomination for presidency. WHY did it take so long?


TWEETS ABOUT MAKING HISTORY

VIDEO - 30.07.2016

So many women shared similar emotions of joy and empowerment when Hillary Clinton was nominated for presidency. Read here how women expressed their emotions on twitter. The tweets are so strong I can feel the emotions whilst looking at the screen. 


TOXIC MASCULINITY

ARTICLE - 05.07.2016

Gender stereotypes bear negative consequences for both men and women. This video explains how the idea of "the strong man who does not have any feelings" bears toxic consequences. 


ECONOMIC BENEFITS

ARTICLE - 01.07.2016

We cannot wait another 100 years for gender equality. We need it now - because women benefit, because men benefit, and because the economy benefits, too. Read more about the economical advantages of gender equality here.


EQUALITY IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE

TED TALK - 26.06.2016

My absolute favorite TED talk. Michael Kimmel is an American Sociologist in the field of masculinities. In this talk, he explains why gender equality is good for everyone despite many people's skepticism.


THE FEMALE CONFIDENCE GAP

ARTICLE - 21.06.2016

Katty Kay's and Claire Shipman's new book "The Confidence Code" argues that it is a lack of confidence that is holding back. Jessica Valenti explains why the female confidence gap is a sham, and what is really holding women back here


HE FOR SHE

WEBSITE - 16.06.2016

I want a gender equal world, I am He for She. This popular UN campaign, supported by Emma Watson and others, asks men to stand by the women in their lives and fight for a gender equal world together. So far,1.302.372.543 men are part of the initiative. Will you be the next one?


MEN CLOSING THE GENDER GAP

ARTICLE - 11.06.2016

Male CEOs must help close the gender gap, says this male author. Since there are so many more men in leadership positions, men have tremendous power to do the right thing here. Read why this author believes it is not only the right thing to do but also comes with tremendous advantages to companies here.


AMBITIOUS JOURNALIST

ARTICLE - 06.06.2016

Lysiak is one ambitious journalist. When the 9-year old was told off for her interest in journalism she responded that she does not care what society thinks of her interest. A role model to us all, looking forward to her future work. 


BRAVE GIRLS

TED TALK - 01.06.2016

Instead of teaching girls to be perfect, why don't we teach them to be brave? That it is good to take risks? That failures are a part of life? Attempts at being brave are much more empowering and rewarding than attempts at being perfect. 


EMPOWERING SONGS

MUSIC - 27.05.2016

Are you sick of lyrics that demean women and of videos that objectify women? Listen to these 25 awesome songs with feminist messages instead. 


TOKENMAN

WEBSITE - 23.05.2016

Tokenman is a wonderful initiative to give men a better understanding of the challenges women face in industry by imitating the experience of being part of the minority during events organized specifically to this purpose. Ultimately, this initiative aims at informing more people about diversity issues. 


THE GUY's GuIDE TO FEMINISM

BOOK - 15.05.2016

Kaufman's and Kimmel's brilliant A to Z guide explains the philosophy and challenges of modern feminism to men.  It  helps men to get a deeper understanding of feminism, what it means to men, and how feminism is going to change everyone's lives for the better, and why men should support it even if it didn't. 


WOMEN'S LANGUAGE AT WORK

ARTICLE - 09.05.2016

Our expectations regarding men's and women's language differs, sometimes unconsciously so.  This article humorously outlines and gives examples of how women often face the challenge of making assertive points in likeable ways.  


MISS REPRESENTATION

DOCUMENTARY - 04.05.2016

Watch this fantastic documentary on the portrayal of women in the media. It is as eye-opening as it is frustrating, and certainly calls for a lot of change. 


DISNEY PRINCESSES

ARTICLE - 02.05.2016

Disney princesses are much loved role models for millions of girls. It is hence of utmost importance to critically assess the roles of these ladies. Disney has made a step towards portraying more gender equality, but still has a long way to go. Read the details here