Dr. Charlotte Webb: The Feminist Internet

Dr. Charlotte Webb founded the Feminist Internet, a non-profit organization on a mission to make the internet a more equal space for women and other marginalized groups.

Many of society’s inequalities are encoded in the internet’s structures, processes and communities. Examples are online abuse against women on digital platforms, lack of workforce diversity in the tech sector, or biased data collection reinforcing privileges.

In this episode, Charlotte will share how the Feminist Internet is tackling these issues through a range of initiatives like building a feminist Alexa, educating people on artificial intelligence bias and raising awareness of gender inequality in technology.

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Kweighbaye Kotee: Pushing Diversity in Films

Films are a powerful way to tell stories and raise awareness of the diverse experiences people have in life. But there is one problem: Female filmmakers are consistently underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry.

Kweighbaye Kotee, founder of the Bushwick Film Festival is determined to tackle this issue. The Bushwick Film Festival was founded over 12 years ago in Brooklyn, New York. What started out as a small community event is now an established film festival.

Born in Liberia, Kweighbaye recently teamed up with the Accountability Lab to co-produce the Reel Peace Film Festival in Liberia. In partnership with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, the project is a two-day festival featuring short films created by 45 local Liberian women.

In this episode, Kweighbaye will share why gender inequality in the entertainment industry is a global issue, and what each of us can do to solve it.

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Valerie Jarrett: The Path Forward

Valerie Jarrett served for eight years as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama. In her New York Times bestselling book “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” Valerie recounts her early life and later experiences in the White House.

In July 1991, Valerie interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson for a role in Chicago city government. At the time, neither of them knew that it was their first step on a path towards the White House.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Valerie about her time in the Obama Administration and her remarkable journey with finding her voice through her work — from ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system and improving the lives of working families.

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Lesley Sackey: A Champion’s Mindset

Women have participated in boxing for almost as long as the sport has existed. However, female fights have been effectively outlawed for most of boxing's history, with athletic commissioners refusing to sanction or issue licenses to women boxers, and most nations officially banning the sport.

The boxing industry is rife with gender bias and sexism, with the imposition of “gender-based” uniforms (wearing of skirts during competition) as an example. On today’s episode, we'll be hearing from Lesley Sackey, boxer for Great Britain and Co-Founder of WEBOX, an organization that supports employee development by applying the principles of boxing. Lesley will share her journey on becoming a boxer, why the sport needs more women and how each of us can develop a champion’s mindset.


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Busy Philipps: A Woman’s Right to Choose

On June 4, Busy Philipps actress, author and host of the talk show "Busy Tonight" testified in Congress about her experience having an abortion at the age of 15. The testimony is part of her condemnation of the new extreme abortion restrictions in states like Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. During her testimony, Busy also detailed the widespread nature of abortions and the impact these bans would have on women’s health.

According to Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, one in four American women will have an abortion before age 45. Today, Busy is asking women who have had abortions to tell their stories as part of a push against anti-abortion legislation being considered and enacted in a number of states.

In this episode, we'll be hearing from Busy on her testimony, personal experience and what each of us can do to advocate for a woman’s right to choose.

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Michelle Cowan and Nicole O’ Keefe: Women Working In Male Dominated Industries (Part 2)

The 2019 Women in the Workplace report states that women who are a numerical minority at work are more likely to experience microaggressions, exclusionary behavior and an increased pressure to perform. They are also twice as likely to have been sexually harassed during the course of their career. In Part 2 of our "Women Working In Male Dominated Industries" series, we have the pleasure of hearing from Nicole O' Keefe, Electrician and Board Chair at TradeUP Australia, and Michelle Cowan, an Australian Football League High Performance Coach.

In the episode, Nicole and Michelle will share how they developed the passion for their careers and the challenges they have faced as women working in male dominated fields.

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Lauren von Stackelberg and Maya Prabhu: Women Working In Male Dominated Industries (Part 1)

According to a Pew Research survey, about 4 in 10 employed women say they have experienced some form of gender discrimination at work. But for women who work in male dominated fields —which includes workplaces with 25 percent or less women— gender inequality can be particularly difficult to navigate.

In a two-part special series on The Fix podcast, we’ll be unpacking the challenges women face in male-dominated industries. In this week’s episode, we have the pleasure of hearing from Maya Prabhu, Managing Director and Head of Wealth Advisory at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Lauren von Stackelberg Director of Global Communications and Diversity at Expedia Group.

On this episode, we will learn about the barriers women face in the field of financial services and the far-reaching impact this has. We will also unpack solutions and strategies that all of us can use to tackle the issue.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Brittany Howard and Jennifer Breithaupt: See Her, Hear Her

A study by USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that, across the top 600 songs between 2012 and 2017, women made up only 22%of artists, 12% of songwriters, 3% of engineers, and a mere 2% of producers.

To tackle this issue Citi announced the launch of its #SeeHerHearHer program, in partnership with the Association of National Advertisers.

The program, which is an extension of Citi’s existing partnership with ANA will address gender bias in music by pairing established female artists with up-and-coming female musicians to serve as mentors.

In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer at Citi and Brittany Howard, lead vocalist and guitarist of American rock band Alabama Shakes. Together, they will unpack why gender inequality is a huge issue in the music industry and what can be done to solve it.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Julie Cordua: Fighting Online Child Sexual Abuse

Since 2004, reports of child sexual abuse material online have increased by 10,000 percent. This year in the U.S. alone, more than 45 million images and videos of suspected child sexual abuse were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. To combat this epidemic, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore co-founded Thorn, an organization that builds products, programs, resources, and campaigns to tackle online child sexual abuse. The founders learned about the issue from a documentary that highlighted what was happening to children in Cambodia.

On this week’s podcast, you’ll be hearing from Julie Cordua CEO of Thorn — who recently shared the stage with amazing innovators and changemakers at Ted ‘s The Audacious Project. Thorn has been selected as 1 of 8 projects that will share in $280 million in funding to turn their bold mission into reality.

In this episode, Julie shares how Thorn is working to eliminate online child sex abuse. She will also detail the magnitude of the problem they’re solving — and what organizations and parents can do to tackle this issue.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Julia Gillard: Calling Out Misogyny

In October 2012, then Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard called out Tony Abbott, a former member of the Australian parliament and then leader of the opposition, for sexist commentary and misogyny. Nearly 7 years later, Julia’s famous 15-minute speech still resonates with women and men, not just in Australia, but all around the world.

This week, we have the pleasure of hearing from Julia Gillard, who served as the first ever female Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. Years after stepping down as Prime Minister, Julia continues to lead the conversation on gender inequality — and how women are treated in workplaces and in society.

In this episode, Julia will talk about the lessons she’s learned throughout her turbulent and extraordinary career in politics. She will also share with us how leaders and organizations can better support women, and empower them by helping invest in their education.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Donna Carpenter: When Brands Take A Stand

Donna Carpenter, CEO of the snowboarding company Burton, has weaved social activism and gender equality into the fabric of their organization. According to recent studies, 63 percent of Americans are counting on businesses to drive social and environmental change. And 87 percent of customers will purchase a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about.

Organizations like Burton understand the importance of social impact. Over the years, it has taken active steps to address issues like gender equality and environmental sustainability.

In this episode, Donna will share how Burton has created a culture of equality and why more women in leadership roles can create positive change in sports and beyond.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Sofia Vergara and Renata Black: Breaking the Poverty Cycle, One Underwear at a Time

While best known for her role on the ABC television show Modern Family, Sofia Vergara is also an entrepreneur making an impact. In 2017, Sofia launched her mission-driven underwear company EBY, with co-founder Renata Black. EBY aims to re-position underwear as a tool for women’s empowerment. Ten percent of the brand's net sales go to the Seven Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports women out of poverty and into business through micro finance.

In this episode, Sofia and Renata will share why their venture matters and the real impact businesses can have when they give back.

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Teddy Quinlivan: Confronting Negative Stereotypes

We’ve heard dozens of powerful and inspiring stories on our podcast — but none like Teddy Quinlivan’s. Teddy is a model and outspoken advocate in the transgender community. At the age of 16, she transitioned from male to female, and came out as a transgender model on CNN in 2017. At just 24 years of age, Teddy has made her mark in the fashion industry, from starring in editorials for Vogue to InStyle, to modeling for top tier designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs.

There are no signs of Teddy slowing down, especially with her work to inspire visibility and action towards accepting trans identifying individuals.

In this episode, Teddy shares how each of us can learn about the challenges the transgender community faces and more importantly, what we can do to tackle these issues.

 

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Liezel Strauss: Art Girl Rising

Today, women continue to be undervalued and underrepresented in the art world. On our podcast today, we have Liezel Strauss, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Subject Matter, an online art gallery that empowers artists and works to address inequalities in the art world. A recent survey of 18 prominent art museums in the US found that, out of 10,000 artists featured, 87 percent are male and 85 are white. Moreover, women on average earn 81¢ for every dollar made by male artists.

Subject Matter campaigns for fair pay for artists, curating all-women shows, mentoring female artists and so much more. In this episode, Liezel will share with us the story behind an initiative she started called Art Girl Rising.

She will also talk about the barriers that women face in the industry, and what we can all do to support women artists.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Diane Von Furstenberg: Empowering Women Survivors

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg first shot to fame after designing the iconic wrap dress in the 1970s. Now she runs her global fashion empire, which spans over 70 countries. Diane’s mother first inspired her career ambition, teaching her at a young age that "fear is not an option". This advice has served Diane because despite her success, she says that she has dealt with many failures throughout her career.

In the past decade, Diane Von Furstenberg has recognized and supported women leaders through the annual DVF Awards. Every year, attendees gather and honor women leaders, from survivors of gender based violence, to activists and justice warriors. On the podcast this week, we have the pleasure of hearing from Diane about why she considers the empowerment of women a gift — and what each of us can do to champion the women in our lives.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Tamara Gillan and Lisa Francis: An Open Dialogue About Women’s Wealth

Men and women have different needs and attitudes when it comes to managing money. However, banks and investment companies often approach everyone in the same way, which tends to be a male one. This alienates and excludes women from engaging in the financial aspects of their lives.

In this episode, we announced our partnership with the WealthiHer Network, an organization “established to champion the diversity of women’s wealth - with the end goal of better servicing female investors. According to the 2019 WeathiHer report (which surveyed more than 2500 people), over a third of women feel patronized when dealing with the financial industry — and this negatively impacts their confidence.

This week, you’ll hear from two members of the Wealthiher Network, Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO of Cherry London and Lisa Francis, CEO of UK & Ireland Private Bank and Overseas Services at Barclays Investment Bank. It is estimated that 86 percent of investment advisors are men aged 50+. The lack of women in the industry means that women’s needs are simply not being represented. When it comes to finances, the gender confidence gap really comes down to the way in which financial institutions do not adequately account for women as end users.

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Sylvia Acevedo: Teaching Girls to Become Digital Leaders

A 2018 report by the National Girls Collaborative Project outlines findings regarding girls and women in STEM fields. The researchers found that, while girls and boys have the same abilities in math and science, they differ in their interest and confidence in STEM subjects. Award-winning entrepreneur, author and Girls Scouts CEO, Sylvia Acevedo joins us this week to share her journey and formidable rise in the technology industry. After working as an engineer at IBM, Sylvia held executive positions at Fortune 100 companies, including Apple and Dell.

Today, as Girl Scouts of the USA's newly named CEO, Sylvia leads the organization made up of 2.5 million members. Through different initiatives, Girl Scouts enables young women to explore and develop their interest in STEM fields. In this episode, Sylvia will share with us how the organization is preparing young women for the future world of work.

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Scott Beth: How To Be An Ally

To help eliminate gender, racial and LGBTQ discrimination, a lot of companies are trying solutions like unconscious bias training. But these current mechanisms only get you so far, as employees often don’t know how to apply this knowledge. In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Scott Beth, VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Intuit, about how they are tackling this issue through the company's Ally Program. Intuit has implemented this initiative to champion their LGBTQ employees, and are now using across all areas of difference. On the podcast, Scott will also share what each of us can do to be an ally at work.

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