'Putting female talent forward will break the glass ceiling' Servane Mouazan is the founder of Ogunte, the organisation campaigning for a better world, powered by women.
She tells Marie Claire her vision for the future of women in the workplace - and why compromise isn't an option. How would you describe Ogunte? 'Ogunte is an organisation that provides connections, training and executive coaching to women social entrepreneurs through community projects, enterprises, charities and campaigns.
We run a business incubator, an angels network, and annual awards to promote women's achievements. Beauty Ads Make Women Feel Ugly, Study Says. China’s Entrenched Gender Gap. Clothes, Cameras and Coffee: Dressing Up - Fashion and Feminism. The words ‘fashion’ and ‘feminism’ may share the same initial letter, but according to some they are just too opposite ever to be reconciled.
With all due respect, that’s rubbish. They might be on different sides of the coin, but there is (or at least should be) nothing stopping a feminist from being interested in and engaged with fashion. As I've mentioned before, I define myself as a liberal feminist – believing primarily in equality between the genders. For me feminism is about challenging various archaic expectations and assumptions. It’s what I like to refer to as a choice and a voice (for a more extended definition, please see my piece How to be a Woman). However, traditional feminist rhetoric has often painted fashion merely as a way of controlling women. When talking about fashion, it is assumed that only one of two views can be adopted. I recently saw the Tim Walker exhibition at Somerset House, and wandered from room to room entranced by his imagination. Etude beauté 2012. Girl From Famous 1981 Lego Ad Has a Few Things to Say About Today's Gendered Toys.
We often wonder: Who do the kids in our favorite ads become when they grow up?
Well, Lori Day, founder of the Brave Girls Alliance, snagged an interview with the girl from the famous 1981 Lego ad (above left) that recently recaptured the zeitgeist—and your Facebook feed—as a protest against the Lego Friends line and the world of pink princesses in general. Her name is Rachel Giordano. She's 37 now, and a doctor. In the 1981 ad, which we've written about before, she proudly shows off her own creative Lego creation next to the headline, "What it is is beautiful.
" Prada's Miu Miu elicits emotions with new female-focused film. Q&A: Lydia Maurer on femininity. The Female Factor - Series - International Herald Tribune. For China, a New Kind of Feminism By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW The arrival of the "Lean In" movement derived from Sheryl Sandberg's contemporary manifesto has given a new focus to feminism in China.
September 18, 2013worldNews. The League of Extraordinary Women 2012. The World of Digital Beauty. Training Feminism's Next Wave. The Suffragette Summer School, a two-day feminist training camp taking place in in mid-September, will provide strategic advice as it instructs participants in the art of nonviolent protest.
The camp’s promotional material promises to help “budding Pussy Rioters” hone headline-grabbing techniques. Weary of more conventional methods of campaigning, its young organizers hope to inspire a new generation of feminists with the same dynamism that saw the original suffragettes chain themselves to railings to secure the vote. “There are creative ways in which ordinary people can put feminist issues into the mainstream agenda,” Kat Banyard, the founder of UK Feminista, the group organizing the summer school, explains.
“Direct action doesn’t have to be illegal. It is really important that people are confident about their legal right to protest.” Women Battle Online Anti-Women Hate From the 'Manosphere' <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy Deep in the underbelly of the Internet is a hidden corner known as the "Manosphere"— a collection of websites, Facebook pages and chat rooms where men vent their rage and spew anti-women rhetoric.
Protected by the anonymity of the Internet, men feel free to post hateful and violent comments. Posts such as "I really wouldn't mind shooting a [expletive] dead in the face, they are evil, all of them," and "Women are the natural enemies of men" are commonplace on sites like "A Voice for Men," a Manosphere blog run by Paul Elam. Elam told ABC News' "20/20" that while he may not agree with some of the comments that are made on his site, he believes men are society's victims and need a forum to vent.
Women Were the Trending Topic of the Games. U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas waves from the medal stand as Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina stands beside her in this Aug. 2 photo.
Douglas enjoyed the largest percentage increase in social media mentions during the 2012 Summer Games. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Who were the most talked-about athletes in the 2012 Summer Games? If we’re talking daily mentions across the most active social media networks, that honor goes to Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Ryan Lochte, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings.