In Brazil, 63% of elected representatives in Congress are white men, which is a group that makes up just 22% of the population. Pedro Telles argues that white men like him certainly have a role in politics - but not in the space they currently dominate.
Radical sisterhood: Ebru Ilhan on the women who show that making change requires being willing to step back, acknowledge power and privilege, and encourage others to speak, act, and lead.
Tanya Charles reflects on a summer day in Cape Town: museums, memorials, maps and whether speaking truth to power is a waste of time and tears.
Whether you are funding culture, climate or human rights, different people bring different perspectives. To have a workforce with a range of backgrounds brings fresh ideas, insight and networks. However Rose Longhurst, 2017-18 Atlantic Fellow, discovered a surprising resistance to the concept at a recent conference.
If you visit this year’s International Women’s Day website, which I encourage everyone to do, you will be prompted to make a pledge to #PressforProgress. The 2018 theme recognizes the gains women have made, while also acknowledging the progress still needed to reach true gender parity. As I think about the one way (and there are many) I would like to see philanthropy live this year’s theme, it is simple: apply an intersectional lens to our women and girls work.