Sports Tech: How Women Are Breaking Into a $25B IndustryTechnology is transforming the world of sports, from influencing how athletes train and compete, to how fans engage and consume content. Sports tech is a growing $25 billion industry – but women are underrepresented in this competitive market.
Marilou McFarlane, CEO of Women in Sports Tech, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to increase representation among women in the sports tech pipeline.
Pat Carbine: Leading the Feminist Movement Through JournalismLaunched in 1972, Ms. was the first nationally circulated women’s magazine to bring feminism and the women’s rights movement to the forefront.
Pat Carbine — founding editor of Ms., and one of the founding mothers of the Ms. Foundation for Women — reflects on the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s and how her work was born from that movement.
The CROWN Act: Banning Race-Based Hair DiscriminationMany Black women wear their hair in its natural state as a means of self-expression, to connect with cultural roots, and to limit chemical exposure due to health concerns. However,it is currently legal to discriminate against a person in the workplace because of their natural or protective hairstyle in 31 states. According to a 2019 Dove study, Black women are 1.5 times more likely to be sent home from work because of their hair.
Racial equity activist Adjoa B. Asamoah joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the CROWN Act – legislation that prohibits race-based hair discrimination in the workplace, schools, and public accommodations.
A Coalition Working for a Common Purpose: ‘Full Equality for All’The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition of more than 200 organizations that differ in size, scope, and structure.
Maya Wiley, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share ways that the diverse groups work together to demand an inclusive and fair democracy that works for all Americans.
Representation and Justice: Black Women Serving in the JudiciaryA 2022 analysis found that 70 of the nearly 4,000 people who have ever served as federal judges in the United States have been Black women.
Sabriya I. Williams and Kim Tignor, co-founders of She Will Rise, join host Tetiana Anderson to discuss advocacy efforts to advance representation of Black and Brown communities in the federal judicial system.
Closing the Digital Divide for Black Americans in the Rural SouthApproximately 38 percent of Black Americans living in rural areas of the southern U.S. lack home internet access.
Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss how expanding broadband access can help improve employment, income, and healthcare for this population.
Students and Allies Join Forces to Support Affirmative Action PoliciesIn 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases seeking to overturn longstanding precedents that have allowed colleges to consider race in admissions decisions.
Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how the rulings can impact the future of affirmative action.