Communications, Media & Gender

Mainstream media and the communications sector are still largely male-dominated in management, ownership and representation. Women hold only 3 percent of leadership positions in the sector. And despite the parity of female and male graduates from journalism schools in the U.S., women reporters on average make $9,000 less per year than their male cohorts. New media and the internet are offering new opportunities for women’s involvement, with an estimated 7.3 million more women online than men and 23 million women who use blogs, including the emerging “momosphere,” or moms who blog. A vibrant feminist media is building alliances to combat sexism and amplify voices and critical viewpoints. Initiatives from our network, such as SheSource and the Women’s Media Center, are aiming to address the absence of women as experts and opinion leaders in the public sphere.

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March 11, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird


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Women In Business: Invisible Entrepreneurs

The lack of media coverage and its affect on women business owners. In this episode of The Massachusetts School of Law's Educational Forum entitled, Successful Women In The Corporate And Business Worlds, Professor of Law Connie Rudnick interviews Dr. Nan Langowitz, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepeneurship at Babson College, Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Healthcare Informatics for Phillips Healthcare, Shirley Singleton, CEO of Edgewater Technology and Dr. Radha Jalan, CEO of ElectroChem Inc.
 

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Expert Profile

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Gloria Jacobs is Executive Director of the Feminist Press, a non-profit publisher affiliated with the City University of New York. The Press has been publishing books by and for women around the globe for 36 years, and also publishes WSQ, the Women’s Studies Quarterly. A journalist, author and feminist activist, Ms. Jacobs was for many years the Executive Editor of Ms. magazine. She is the co-author, with Barbara Ehrenreich and Elizabeth Hess, of Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex, which analyzed the convergence of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Guardian (UK), Mother Jones, Working Mother, and New York Woman. Working as a consultant for the United Nations, she edited and wrote several major reports on the status of women around the world.

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Expert Profile

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An advocate of women’s issues for more than 30 years, Marie C. Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ® Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking 2004). 

In 1998, Wilson founded The White House Project in recognition of the need to build a truly representative democracy – one where women lead alongside men in all spheres. Since its inception, The White House Project has been a leading advocate and voice on women’s leadership.

Before she took the helm at The White House Project, Wilson was, for nearly two decades, the President of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is an honorary “founding mother” of the Ms. Foundation. In honor of her work, the Ms. Foundation has created The Marie C. Wilson Leadership Fund.

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Red Networks: Women Writers and the Blacklist in Television

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03/13/2010

Carole Stabile, Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society; Professor, English and School of Journalism and Communication, will talk about the blacklisting of women television writers during the anti-communist crusade at this CSWS “Road Scholars” presentation.

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