Lessons from the Suffragents on How to Be An Ally (Originally aired 9/13/17)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 889 , Segment 4
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- Aug 30, 2018 9:00 pm
- 21:32 mins
Guest: Brooke Kroeger, Professor of Journalism, New York University Last year at the UN in New York, ten heads of state, ten global CEOs and ten university presidents – all men – gathered to draw attention to women’s rights and empowerment. Those thirty men are what the UN’s HeForShe initiative called “impact champions” – they included the Presidents of Iceland, Sweden and Japan, as well as the CEOs of Unilever, Barclays and McKinsey. If you wanted to be cheeky, you could call them “suffragents.” That’s how a group of prominent businessmen and politicians were known for their efforts to support women’s suffrage nearly 100 years ago.