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.

Pondering the Bigelow Nomination in Larger Context

The Huffington Post
Melissa Silverstein • February 8, 2010

Controversy Over Super Bowl Ad

Fox News, Special Report with Bret Baier

She’-e-os: Gender Effects and Investor Reactions to the Announcements of Top Executive Appointments

This study explores the relationship between announcements of CEO appointments and investor reactions, and particularly the influence of CEO gender on that relationship. The most striking finding are that the stock in a company drops after the announcement of a female CEO, and that journalists reference gender more when writing about women executives than they writing about men.
 

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http://erikahayesjames.com/2009/04/she%E2%80%99-e-os-gender-effects-and-investor-reactions-to-the-announcements-of-top-executive-appointments/

Tell Me PSA - School

The award winning Girls Inc. "Tell Me" PSAs feature girls telling adults what positive messages they need to hear.  

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Muslims Join U.S. Girl Scouts

 

"It appears as though the U.S. might live up to its 'melting pot' moniker, as many Muslim girls have joined the American Girl Scouts. Priya David reports from Minnesota." 
 
- From CBS
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Pink Magazine: Where career women connect, express, learn and support one another

Throughout your life pink has been symbolic. Since the day you were born and a pink cap was placed upon your head, the color partly defined who you were and who you felt you could or could not become. At times pink was confining, girlish, degrading, liberating or all of these.

But today a growing number of women who are at, or heading for the top, are comfortable with their own pinkness-the color, the attitude, and the opportunity it represents. They are embracing their femininity along with their strength, their compassion and resilience, power and passion.
 

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http://www.pinkmagazine.com/index.html

Women as an economic opportunity

This article focuses on the banking and financial sector to demonstrate that even the most damaged sectors, in the current downturn can release significant sales and marketing value by crafting a more effective approach towards women.
 

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http://www.20-first.com/624-0-women-as-an-economic-opportunity.html

Women's Initiative Blog

Moderated by Barbara Adachi, National Managing Principal of the Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women at Deloitte LLP, the blog is an ongoing community conversation about life, work and everything else in between.
 

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http://blogs.deloitte.com/winblog/

WMC Speaks Out About Anti-Choice Ad

January 28, 2010 posted by admin

The Women's Media Center has launched campaign protesting CBS's decision to air a Focus on the Family ad during the Super Bowl this year. Check out this video they released as part of the campaign:

 

 

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