Julia Gillard on resilience after misogyny
- She says the institute, which has appointed a director, Professor Rosie Campbell, will disseminate its practical findings to women’s activist groups, political parties, governments, companies, civil society and other research centres to ensure the information about what works “gets into the hands of those most able to use it”.
- The institute is in its early stages but Ms Gillard says planned work includes: providing more empirical evidence of the effectiveness of gender diversity initiatives; examining how to engage men and boys in the fight for gender equality; and how to share experience and knowledge better across borders.
- Even in the few years since she left her top job, there has been significant progress in remedying gender inequality, spurred both by popular movements such as #MeToo, which campaigns against sexual harassment in the workplace, and by a growing body of research, to which the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership hopes to add.
- Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, on resilience in the face of misogyny.
The Gap Table: Analyzing the gender gap in equity
- Carta and investment collective #Angels collaborated to analyze the ownership of venture-backed companies’ equity by gender to highlight the discrepancies in company ownership.
- This means that women who found companies own an average of just 39 cents for every dollar of equity male founders own.
- We also plan to make it easier for companies to collect their own data on gender and under-represented groups, so they can better analyze their cap tables.
- Carta (formerly eShares) is a software platform for founders, investors, and employees to manage equity and ownership.
- Founded in 2012, Carta manages hundreds of billions of dollars in equity at more than ten thousand companies, helping companies like Slack, Coinbase, Flexport, and August Capital manage their cap tables, valuations, portfolio investments, and equity plans.9 Carta’s mission is to create more owners and Carta is focused on liquidity and transparency between shareholders.
Sports social media is increasingly dominated by women
- “I’ve been struck by the amount of time and labor this entails — [people are] expected to be available around the clock,” says Duffy, who also wrote the book (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work.
- One woman who runs social media for an MLB team, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says that, during the 162-game baseball season, she’s working about 20 hours of overtime each week (though, as an hourly employee, she does get compensated for it).
- “While many careers are so much about individualistic accomplishments,” she says, “social media is such a great place to learn from others, get encouragement and grow as a unit.” It’s allowed some of the people in the field to use it as more than just a backdoor into the sports industry, but as a way to forge a career in social itself.
Axelrod: McConnell's throne is on the line
- Garland--the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia--waited 10 months for a vote, a hearing, even a meeting with key Republican senators that never were forthcoming after being named by President Barack Obama in early 2016 to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
- Despite the potential for high drama and even disaster, Blasey Ford's offer to testify before the Judiciary Committee was one Trump, McConnell and the Senate Republicans could not refuse while still hoping to confirm Kavanaugh.
- The political hazards for Republicans were made clear Monday when an off-script Sen. Orrin Hatch, a very senior member of the judiciary committee that will quiz Kavanaugh's accuser, suggested that Blasey Ford may be "mixed up" about a recollection she says has haunted her for 36 years.