International Women’s Day: Are We Equals?

In celebration of international women’s day which highlights amazing women around the world, I’d like to draw your attention to something a bit more hard hitting that i saw in the Guardian:

James Bond supports IWD

 

There’s some sobering narrative in the video too:

“As a man you are less likely to be judged for promiscuous behaviour, which is just as well, frankly … There would be virtually no risk to your career if you chose to become a parent … or became one accidentally.

“For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you have ever considered what it might be like to be one?”

It’s long been recognised that since the rise of the PC, the gender disparity has been growing each year.  There is a grass roots movement on Twitter and Facebook to try and get 50% representation of female speakers at TED (and not just the TEDWomen conference).  The SheTalks Ted initiative and growing campaign which aims to get TED to commit to full gender parity with proportionally diverse representation.  We still have a long way to go – not only at TED – but across the technology industry – which is why the CWT initiative is going from strength to strength and has completely sold out for our sponsorship of the everywoman awards.

There are some truly amazing initiatives taking place today – from the Modern Muse activities for Women on the Bridge and the We Are Equals organisation all saying the same things, reinforcing that things need to change

So if you have daughters who are growing up in these unequal times – get them to watch the video – and most of all…

we must never stop asking “ Are We Equals?”…