Women and the World - Meredith Ann O’Connell

Diversity and confidence: Because all women are worth it
Jan 21

Diversity and confidence: Because all women are worth it

Diversity and inclusion have been a hot-button topic lately, and diversity in the advertising world is no exception. For every feel-good...

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Times up in Hollywood
Jan 14

Times up in Hollywood

The Golden Globes, the first major entertainment awards show of the season, stole the spotlight last week. Watching the ceremony, the unsuspecting...

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Proof and Accountability
Jan 07

Proof and Accountability

For women in 2018, it’s going to be all about proof and accountability. Equality for women is not just a slogan or vague concept but a goal,...

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2017 The Year of Women
Dec 31

2017 The Year of Women

2017 was indisputably the year of women. Whether it was women’s achievements or tragedies, female strength was on full display through the...

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On blaming women
Dec 24

On blaming women

It seems that women are always being blamed for the actions of men. Women are constantly blamed for the sexual harassment and assault they face....

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Feminism: Misunderstood
Dec 17

Feminism: Misunderstood

When Merriam-Webster Dictionary announced that the Word of the Year for 2017 was feminism, it was hardly surprising. Women were everywhere this year:...

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Honoring the Silence Breakers
Dec 10

Honoring the Silence Breakers

Each year, TIME magazine honors a person (or group, or object) that, for better or worse, most influenced the year’s events. The 2017 cover...

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Women Engineers: Progress and Barriers
Dec 03

Women Engineers: Progress and Barriers

Windshield wipers, Kevlar technology, Bluetooth, and the Brooklyn Bridge were all made possible by female engineers. For over a century, female...

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A beauty pageant with a cause
Nov 12

A beauty pageant with a cause

“My name is Camila Canicoba and I represent the department of Lima. My measurements are: 2202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years...

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The women’s convention
Nov 05

The women’s convention

“I came to be a voice for all of us [women] who’ve been told we are nothing,” actress Rose McGowan told the crowd at the...

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“Me Too,” Two words that speak volumes
Oct 22

“Me Too,” Two words that speak volumes

The words “me too” may be short, but they convey a powerful and yet heart wrenching message. Ever since American actress Alyssa Milano...

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When social media ignores women
Oct 15

When social media ignores women

On October 13th there were a few less women posting on Twitter as the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter trended across the social media platform. ...

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Do harassment laws make a difference?
Oct 08

Do harassment laws make a difference?

It seems that not a day has gone by recently without Saudi Arabia announcing exciting progress in gender equality. The latest news to come out of the...

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Saudi women take the wheel
Oct 01

Saudi women take the wheel

The long, long wait is over: starting in June 2018, Saudi women will finally be allowed to drive. The news echoed around the world as the only...

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Bicycles and empowerment
Sep 24

Bicycles and empowerment

Riding a bicycle hardly seems daring or controversial: the bicycle is a useful invention for transportation as well as recreational purposes. But for...

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There’s a (Woman’s) app for that
Sep 17

There’s a (Woman’s) app for that

Nowadays it seems like there is an app for anything and everything. From ordering grocery deliveries to transferring money, we can do just about...

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If you give a girl a book
Sep 10

If you give a girl a book

It’s hard to imagine the ability to read and write as being a privilege. Yet it wasn’t until the last century that education became...

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The positives and negatives of all-female film remakes
Sep 03

The positives and negatives of all-female film remakes

All-female reboots of popular films: do they advance women’s position in film or do they hinder it? The recent announcement that there will be...

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