Gender Parity at the Workplace Economically Beneficial: Women at Work Study

“It’s easy to see how women benefit from equality — more leadership positions, better pay at work and more support at home. Men may fear that as women do better, they will do worse. But the surprising truth is that equality is good for men, too.”  Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in part 4 of a series on Women at Work.

Earlier this year I wrote about the first 3 installments of the New York Times Women at Work series by Sandberg and Grant. The quote above begins the 4th and final installment, provocatively titled “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom.” Continue reading

Female Filmmakers Initiative – Exploring the Careers of Female Directors: Phase III

Lulu Keating directs Lucille's Ball. Photo by Ros Norbury

Lulu Keating directs Lucille’s Ball. Photo by Ros Norbury

“Industry decision-makers perceive that there is a scarcity of female directors and a small pool to choose from in top-grossing films. Those interviewed named, on average, three female directors who might be included on consideration lists.” (From Phase III of the ongoing Female Filmmakers Initiative, sponsored by Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute.)

The truth belies that perception. Continue reading