April 26, 2021
In case you missed it, each week I will be taking your through some key headlines highlighting women in media from key publications. Here's your wrap up for 19 - 25 April 2021:
1. 100 CEOs sign public pledge to stamp out sexual harassment
As reported by Women's Agenda
Founded by CEO of the Diversity Council of Australia, Lisa Annese, the #IStandForRespect pledge has now been signed by CEOs from more than 100 organisations, including: Salesforce, IKEA and PepsiCo.
“Sexual harassment has been unlawful in Australian workplaces since 1984, yet it’s still a problem. Now is the time to move from words to committed, collective action,” Annese said.
“I believe addressing sexual harassment and gendered violence is the business of every business. Twenty-three per cent of women and sixteen per cent of men experience sexual harassment, so it’s not just a ‘woman problem’.”
2. ‘Let yourself be quirky’: Oprah Winfrey’s lifecoach on how to be much happier
As reported by The Guardian
Martha Beck, Oprah's lifecoach, shares some golden advice on finding your happy place.
“Every act of creation begins with the destruction of the status quo,” she continues. “It looks like chaos. But, really, it’s a freedom from the tyranny of ‘how things have always been done’. Pascal said that most of our misery comes from the fact that we are unable to sit quietly in a room. And, by the billions over the past year, we have been forced to sit quietly in a room. Now people’s questions are coming from a much deeper place. Before, it was: ‘How do I change my life?’ Now, it’s: ‘What do I want from my life?’”
3. Darnella Frazier. The teenager who filmed the murder that changed history.
As reported by Mama Mia
George Floyd's murder trial has been met with relief across the world as Dereck Chauvin has finally been brought to justice with a guilty verdict.
Among the first witnesses to testify in this case was Darnella Frazier, whose video showed exactly what happened as it happened.
Darnella Frazier was taking her nine-year-old cousin to buy snacks at a local corner store when she saw a police officer hold down a Black man with a knee to his neck.
She instinctively pulled out the phone in her pocket and pressed record.
In the next ten minutes, not only did the teenager witness the man draw his last breath, but she also broadcast it to the world in a video that sent hundreds of millions of people into a righteous rage.
The world learned his name was George Floyd. His death spurred the largest civil rights protest in decades.
Tune in again next week for more headlines!
About Louise Nealon
Award-winning Communications Director, Louise Nealon, helps purpose-led organisations and minority groups that support humanity, to be visible and heard – in order to create positive change in the world.