Working Woman Report News Brief (4/18/14)

OSCAR WINNER GEENA DAVIS WHO MAY BE BEST KNOW FOR HER STARRING ROLES IN THELMA AND LOUISE AND A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN IS DRAWING ATTENTION FOR HER EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EQUALITY FOR WOMEN NOT ONLY IN MOVIES BUT THE WORLD AT LARGE. SPEAKING AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP CONERENCE, SHE POINTED OUT A NUMBER OF FASCINATING STATISTICS, WHICH ILLUSTRATE HOW WOMEN ARE OFTEN DISMISSED. FOR EXAMPLE, SHE SAYS THAT WHILE WOMEN MAKE UP HALF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES, THEY MAKE UP JUST 17 PERCENT OF THE CROWD SCENES OF ANY GIVEN MOVIE. SHE ATTRIBUTED THE DISPARITY TO “UNCONSCIOUS BIAS,” DAVIS IS THE FOUNDER OF THE GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE FOR GENDER IN MEDIA.

AND SPEAKING OF THE WAY WOMEN ARE PORTRAYED IN MEDIA, NOT EVERYONE IS THRILLED WITH THE DECISION OF GOLF DIGEST TO PUT PAULINA GRETZKY ON AN UPCOMING COVER OF THE MAGAZINE. THE DAUGHTER OF NHL LEGEND WAYNE GRETZKY ISN’T A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER ALTHOUGH SHE IS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED TO PGA PLAYER DUSTIN JOHNSON. ACCORDING TO THE LA TIMES. THE LAST LPGA GOLFER TO APPEAR ON THE COVER WAS IN 2008. GOLF CHANNEL PERSONALITY HOLLY SONDERS AND MODEL KATE UPTON (POSING WITH ARNOLD PALMER) BOTH LANDED ON THE COVER IN 2013. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE WWW.WORKINGWOMANREPORT.COM

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