Cannes: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart Join Thierry Fremaux as He Signs Gender Parity Pledge
By Rhonda Richford (The Hollywood Reporter)
Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux signed a pledge to increase transparency and promote gender equality.

 

 

The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant
By Gene Teare (Tech Crunch)
It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And sexual harassment is proving to be toxic for business.

 

 

In Iceland, an example of what happens if you actually elect women
By Judd Legum
A look at how Iceland’s legislative characteristics are accelerating the process of fixing the gender pay gap.

 

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Initiative Time’s Up Launched by Hollywood Women
By Ashley Lee (Hollywood Reporter)
Shonda Rhimes and Reese Witherspoon are among the key players of the effort, which includes a legal defense fund to help women in blue-collar industries and the call for women to wear black to the Golden Globes.

 

 

Melinda Gates: It’s Time for a New Era for Women
By Melinda Gates (TIME)
Melinda Gates writes that under the radar, grassroots organizations led by women are quietly changing the world.

 

 

There’s an investing gap that costs women up to $1 million. Here’s how to fix it
by Sallie Krawcheck (Money)
Here’s how to close those gaps – and gain real control over your future.