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Lakshmi Puri - United Nations
This is a step towards bridging the chronic investment gap in gender equality.feedback
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Sep 21 2017
Hillary Clinton, Inna Shevchenko and Denise Young Smith, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Gender equality. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 272 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 360 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Hillary Clinton is: “It wasn't easy, it was painful. It was horrible, reliving it, being as open and candid about the mistakes I made. I was trying to come to grips with everything from sexism and misogyny … to the Russians. Because I believe so strongly that they succeeded in messing up our democracy. I don't think anybody can with a straight face say that the Russians did not set out to influence our election.”.
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All quotes about Gender equality

Hillary Clinton

I think there's a lot of evidence, a lot of research, supporting the idea that race is a much more motivating factor for voters than gender is. I write in the book about a conversation I had with Sheryl Sandburg, who has done so much work to really untangle what's realistic in terms of here's what you have to do to be successful and what is tinged, if not effected, by sexism. She says the research is absolutely clear: The professionally successful a man becomes, the more likable he is. The professionally successful a woman becomes, the less likable she is.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I searched really hard for that kind of understanding, and I didn't find it.feedback

Anne Wizorek

Because of Merkel, the image of Germany abroad is more progressive than it really is. Just as Obama did not end structural racism in America, Merkel has not ended structural sexism in Germany.feedback

Mindy Kaling

I embarrassingly love blond men–hot pinups like Chris Evans and Chris Pine.feedback

Sharon Osbourne

[The interviewer] asked my opinion and I gave it. It wasn't rude. She poses nude, she's very sexual in her clothes, and even her every day clothes, it's very sexual. And that's great, but people have been doing that since day one and people have been stripping and whatever since day one. It doesn't make you a feminist, it makes you someone who is a strong person, and confident with their body and wants to show it. But, that's not a feminist.feedback

Sharon Osbourne

It got misquoted when it came out – my response – and then Kim came back and said, I never said I was a feminist.feedback

Sophie Theallet

As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband's presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.feedback

Nan Froman

Parents of daughters may more actively seek out books that encourage female empowerment [rather than gender equality] and perhaps that is just a reflection of where we have come from as a society.feedback

Nan Froman

Social justice is one of the touchstones at Groundwood, so the kinds of authors we attract and the manuscripts we are drawn to probably tend to be conscious of gender equality. This is something we are aware of in the editing and illustrating process.feedback

Hillary Clinton

This has to be said. Sexism and misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won.feedback

Serena Williams

I think any experience can make you stronger. I don't let anything break me. It isn't always easy to be on the stage playing a tournament and have someone making a comment about your body, that it's too strong. I think the biggest criticism that, not only me, but my peers go through is there will be something saying we don't deserve as much prize money as our male counterparts. When you work so hard, you dedicate yourself. It shouldn't be a double standard.feedback

Marilyn Yalom

Not since Ken Kesey's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' has the literature of madness emitted such a powerful anti-institutional cry.feedback

Serena Williams

Growing up I would have loved to have an amazing role model, I can't imagine what it would have been like if I did. I feel like it's a great opportunity that some of these young ladies can have a positive role model. I think every experience can make you stronger. I don't let anything break me.feedback

Giorgia Aiello

It's focused on the individual rather than the person as part of a collective, which would be key to a certain definition of feminism.feedback

Sharon Osbourne

Kim says she's doing everything in the name of feminism, but that's not feminism! Those girls live off their bodies, half of L.A. has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress. And listen: God bless them. If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that's not feminism, that's being a ho. And there's nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are.feedback

Paris Jackson

I'm usually naked when i garden. It's actually a beautiful thing and you don't have to make it sexual the way many hollywood stars (and the media) do. Not only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it's being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself.feedback

Aleksey Chesnakov

It's strange that in Russia–a female country–women don't have aspirations to hold the highest posts.feedback

Erik Steinskog

We will analyse her songs and music videos. There will be a focus on gender, sexuality and race. One of the goals [of the class] is to introduce black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is. Beyoncé is important in understanding the world we live in. Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop artists today, which makes her important in an analysis of contemporary times.feedback

Irene Donadio

There are two countries with a staggering problem: Bulgaria and Romania. These countries are the ones that have a lack of engagement when it comes to gender equality and education. There is an exception and that's Estonia. It's done something important over a number of years in relation to access to education, information and access to care. This has brought results. It's not only a question of having a very developed system like in western Europe – Estonia have shown it can be done in that region of Europe. They are doing well and they're a role model that could be followed.feedback

Irene Donadio

Estonia has made a lot of progress in comparison with their neighbouring countries. Just next to them you have Lithuania which has abstinence-only programmes in its schools and Latvia which recently introduced measures that will undermine the promotion of gender equality education in schools.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

If you are a man in that meeting–and you don't have to be the boss, you could be a colleague–and that happens, you could say, That's a great idea–Liz, that was your idea. Tell us about it. You don't even have to say you stole her idea, just give the woman credit. Give the girl credit if it's in a classroom.feedback

Lindy West

People of color not only have to deal with racism; they also have to deal with white people labeling them "angry" or "hostile" or "difficult" for objecting.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

Either way is fine. You may decide–all the travel, all the dinners, no travel, no dinners–but whatever you decide make it explicit, and make it equal.feedback

Jill Filipovic

Perhaps men who can't be alone with women without being sexually tempted by them are a liability, and shouldn't be in charge of anyone or anything.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

A huge percentage of men are literally afraid to be seen one-on-one alone with a woman. Where do you think the mentoring happens?feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook
Adam Grant

When a woman speaks in a professional setting, she walks a tightrope. Either she's barely heard or she's judged as too aggressive.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

He had daughters, and he realized he was totally comfortable having dinners with men, but not women. So he decided–no dinners.feedback

Annette Bening

As women, we have to be sharp, shrewd and creative in what we choose to make. Sexism does exist and there is no question about it. But things are changing. The more we can make films that speak to everybody, the more we will be regarded as filmmakers.feedback

Annette Bening

I was thrilled to be asked to be here, so I didn't count the number of films that were accepted that were directed by women. They watched 2,000 films if you can imagine what that would be like. So no, I didn't approach it that way. I think that we as women, we have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make. I know that most people that I know, whether they're veterans or newcomers, or they're men or women, most people struggle to get their movies made.feedback

Noreen Farrell

No matter how well-intentioned, decency pledges won't cut it. In many respects it was viewed as a legal free-for-all.feedback

Noreen Farrell

Women are realizing that going to the next company doesn't mean that they won't suffer from sexual harassment. I'm trying to figure out why all these women are coming forward now.feedback

Susan Wu

There is such a massive imbalance of power that women in the industry often end up in distressing situations.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

Because neoliberalism is underpinned by privatising and not fettering business, that has actually resulted in things like building control being subject to competition, which has meant the private sector coming in and cutting fees, and inevitably the quality has gone down. I feel people have stopped listening to the smears and lies and dirty tricks. I think for all the talk about Venezuela and antisemitism, and the latest thing is sexism now, Jeremy's overwhelming landslide victories in the leadership elections and the general election mean people have stopped listening to the smears.feedback

Jennifer Ainscough - Slater & Gordon

It is disappointing that they have yet to receive an apology, but I hope the fact that this was recognised by the tribunal and reflected in the damages awarded will bring them some comfort and allow them to put the ordeal behind them and start to rebuild their lives.feedback

Alan Joyce - Qantas

I think it is very important for our employees, customers and our shareholders, and that is why Qantas is a supporter of marriage equality and a supporter of gender equality and a supporter of indigenous rights.feedback

Kim Sauder

It also erases accountability for autistic men. I cannot emphasize enough that sexism and misogyny are not inherent to autism and that autistic men who do exhibit such behavior should be challenged and held accountable.feedback

Suzanne Moore

Plenty of women have contributed to the leftist cause, but women’s rights always come second to the male-centric populism of their cohorts. Leftwing men: can’t live with them, can’t shoot them. Instead, they can be splattered with faint praise for being “well-meaning”. Jess Phillips, the Marmite MP (I love Marmite) has taken a little pop at lefty men at the Edinburgh book festival. She was asked about the behaviour of men on the left and said they are the “absolute worst” sexists. They claim that they want to see women treated the same as men but they are guilty of “benign neglect” and don’t really fight for gender equality. They were worse, she said, than the “out and out sexists of the right”.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

It is almost beyond belief that in 2017 a major company could think this is in any way acceptable. Shows what we are still up against.feedback

Jemma Moonie-Dalton

In the boys' section the shoes are sturdy, comfortable and weatherproof, with soles clearly designed with running and climbing in mind. In contrast, the girls' shoes have inferior soles, are not fully covered, and are not well padded at the ankle. They are not comfortable and are not suited to outdoor activities in British weather.feedback

Michelle Obama

We're celebrating International Women's Day with a group of amazing women, and we're going to talk about the importance of education in their lives and mine.feedback

James Finberg

Google is not alone in Silicon Valley. The goal of the case is to not only get Google to change its practices, but to encourage other Silicon Valley companies to change their pay practices as well.feedback

James Finberg

They are concerned that women are channeled to levels and positions that pay less than men with similar education and experience.feedback

Kara Swisher

It's interesting because I think one of the issues around Silicon Valley is it's supposed to be this tolerant and open-minded place and - just like the rest of the world - there's problems with sexism. There's problems with racism. There's all kinds of problems that had been not paid attention to.feedback

James Damore

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don't endorse using stereotypes.feedback

Angela Saini

Support for the anonymous Google ‘manifesto’ on gender difference is reminiscent of the thinking behind the eugenics era• Angela Saini is the author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong. Sexism has long been recognised as a problem in Silicon Valley. But a lengthy memo written by a Google software engineer, and leaked online, has laid bare the ugly underbelly of how some in this male-dominated world think about women. The “manifesto” (which at the time of writing remains anonymous) uses scientific evidence in an attempt to explain that women are, on average, biologically different from men, in ways that make them less likely to work in the same jobs. “Women generally have a stronger interest in people rather than things,” the software engineer writes.feedback

Patricia Scotland

I think that is for others to say. I've always been really focused on my career, doing what I can and allowing other people's sexism, racism and prejudice to be their problem and not mine.feedback

Kevin Myers

My Jewish audience will understand that I am a great admirer of the Jewish people. I think they are the most gifted people that has ever existed on this planet and civilization owes an enormous debt to them. I am very, very sorry. And I really mean it, I'm not rescuing anything, because it's over for me professionally as far as I can see. I am very, very sorry that I should have so offended them. I am a critic of political feminism. I am not a misogynist.feedback

Claire Smith

That's what we do: Shine the light where it needs to be shone. That's why I am proud to be a reporter. A reporter, I pray, who continues to stand tall not only as a journalist, but also as a woman of color, because that matters greatly. Today, I humbly stand on this stage on behalf of every single person in my profession, in baseball and beyond, who was stung by racism, sexism and other insidious biases, but persevered. You are unbreakable. You make me proud.feedback

Claire Smith

I humbly stand on stage for those who were stung by racism or sexism or any other insidious bias and persevered. You are unbreakable. You make me proud.feedback

Hillary Clinton

For people who are interested in this, the nearly 66 million people who voted for me, I want to give as clear and as credible an explanation as I can.feedback

Julie Klausner

I love third-wave feminism. I did see an 'I ♥ Lesbians' T-shirt today that I was really tempted to wear to my panel, so people would know where I stood on lesbians. Sometimes I worry that people don't know.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Writing 'What Happened' was hard, so is what we see every day. As we move forward & fight back, I hope this helps.feedback

Matt Bomer

Some things have changed but many, many things have not. A lot of the things that we are dealing with on the show are sadly really relevant and fresh today, whether it's the ageism or the sexism or the anti-Semitism and certain aspects of race. I don't think it's very different. I think everybody is a lot more polite now, but I think secretly down, down, deep inside they fight like it's turf war, like it is a war they need to win.feedback

Jo Swinson

Blaming women for the gender gap in organisations gets us nowhere. We need to recognise the endemic problem of sexism and all take proactive steps to solve it.feedback

Helena Morrissey

From all my dealings with him over many years, I do think he's a good guy and very committed to progress on gender equality and has been for a long time, so [this] sounds like a misunderstanding. It's very unfortunate – clearly it's not BBC women's fault that they have been less well paid.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

And the more important question isn't whether someone responds to email right away. It's what they say, whether their responses have impact. We shouldn't be judging people based on how fast they communicate. We should be looking at whether they achieved the goals set for them.feedback

Debra Weissman - GoDaddy

You can't change a place just by hiring more women. You have to create a safe space to talk about the assumptions all of us have. You have to work against the biases.feedback

Sam Hargrave

The film is kind of statement on feminism. We saw her, Lorraine Broughton, in a great embodiment of that in Charlize Theron as a strong, able-bodied woman who is just as tough, if not tougher, and just as strong, if not stronger, as a man in that role. So it's not about male or female – it's about the humanity of that. It's about bringing a reality-based portrayal about the humanity of that in those situations.feedback

Lakshmi Puri - United Nations

It's three steps forward and six steps back. In all of these countries where there have been such leaps forward on gender equality, the tide could easily recede.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

We realized a lot of those are invitations for subjectivity.feedback

Debra Weissman - GoDaddy

The most important thing we did was normalize acknowledging that everyone has biases, whether they recognize them or not. We had to make it O.K. for people to say, I think I'm being unintentionally unfair.feedback

Blake Irving - GoDaddy

We needed to become the most inclusive company in tech. We had to erase the idea that meritocracy is enough. We know this is a process. We know we're not going to fix it in a day, or a year, or five years.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

There's a lot of little things people don't usually notice. But they add up. They reinforce these biases you might not even realize you have.feedback

Lori Mackenzie

Oftentimes, what keeps companies from shifting is believing the existing system is already fair. Blake is really committed to undermining that.feedback

Elizabeth Ames

It was a big moment. Everyone was skeptical of GoDaddy, the same way they're skeptical about companies like Uber today. But GoDaddy was really committed to it, and it's working.feedback

Sophie Turner

There is still that sibling rivalry back from when they were young. There's still that sexism that's ingrained in the culture. He's the military man, she's the politician. I think they need to realize that they need to stop fighting for ultimate power and just work together.feedback

John Bercow

An address by a foreign leader to both Houses of Parliament is not an automatic right. It is an earned honor. Although customarily, an invitation to a visiting leader to deliver an address there would be issued in the names of the two speakers, I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump to speak in the Royal Gallery. Our opposition to racism and to sexism, and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.feedback

Chris Sweis

If you know Dave you know him to be a very passionate person who is a lover of people…That passion is clear to anyone who knows him…He is also a MAN…A heterosexual MAN…Yes a MAN…A MAN who from time to time has needs and desires of a woman.feedback

Nicole Sanchez - Vaya

Or perhaps they truly don't understand what's wrong with the behavior described, hence the 'what's the big deal?' kinds of questions. These people have been socialized in a corporate environment that is dying, not the one that is on the horizon.feedback

Michael Petraeus

How is it that men should pay with their careers for a moment of weakness?feedback

Michael Petraeus

Should Dave McClure pay for his mistakes? Most likely yes. Should he have to step down into the shadows of the company he made? Hell no. I don't understand why a guy, who is an otherwise great businessman who helped over a thousand companies around the world, should have his professional life erased simply because he likes to sleep around.feedback

Michele Dauber

It's a special spin on 'boys will be boys.' Boys will be boys is the reason we are making so much money and we can't do anything to interfere with that.feedback

Susan Fowler

It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to H.R.feedback

Jane Garvey - BBC

As you may be aware by now the BBC has been found to be not quite the equal opportunities employer it has always been thought to be. Yes, there are some breathtakingly high salaries paid to certain presenters but the side of the story that has so incensed all the newspapers, charities and even the Prime Minister is the huge pay gap that exists between men and women. If the BBC thinks we are not talking to each other, we are. Women have learnt a few things and I would argue it's a good time to start acting on what they've learnt.feedback

Jon Roseman

If I were a senior BBC executive, I would have brought them [the female stars] all in and apologised profusely. But to have them publicly humiliated is ridiculous, it is so BBC.feedback

Miriam O'Reilly

The BBC really is a gem and I get angry at the way this government is assaulting it. But I do think it has to get its house in order on not just pay disparity, [but] on ageism, on sexism. It wouldn't have to face shitstorms like this if it did the right thing by people.feedback

Matt Bomer

All these things that are coming to a head right now in our country – immigrants, sexism, the generational clash – are really big elements in our show. There are so many American ideals that Fitzgerald was wrestling with and that we're still struggling to perfect.feedback

Margo Price

I don't want to be called a 'female musician,' I want to be called a musician.feedback

Johanna Konta

I was actually born in Australia to Hungarian parents but I've lived here for half my life now almost and I'm a British citizen and I'm incredibly proud to represent Great Britain...I've represented Britain in the Olympics so I'm definitely a British athlete.feedback

Leta Hong Fincher

I would be shocked if a woman were named to the Standing Committee. I believe the government has no intention of doing anything substantive to improve its dismal record on women's political representation. Instead, China is merely giving lip service to gender equality in order to appear more responsible as it vies for a more prominent global leadership role.feedback

Brooks Barnes

Pascal, a 59-year-old woman in an industry rife with sexism and ageism, seems to have emerged stronger and happier, having reinvented herself as a producer through her company, Pascal Pictures ... On a personal level, after a lot of soul-searching, some in a therapist's office, she has tried to see the hack as freeing. After all, she has no more secrets.feedback

Mary Dejevsky

The French president showed elegance and discretion with Trump, as he has with Putin. His diplomatic skill shows up Theresa May’s ineptitude• Mary Dejevsky is a writer and broadcaster. Within hours of Air Force One touching down in Paris there was fresh confirmation that no foreign visit by this US president comes without its risks. Betraying what the kindest interpretation would describe as an old-fashioned eye for the ladies – let’s face it, he is 71 – Donald Trump had strayed from the conventional introductions to compliment his host’s wife, Brigitte, on her figure. He then turned to her husband, the president of France, to remark: “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful, isn’t she beautiful?”.feedback

Harriet Harman

In the spirit of solidarity and a commitment to democracy, let alone the sisterliness of feminism, we must all stand together against this. And, as Labour women, we've got to be as vocal in protesting and demanding action to protect Conservative women and candidates as we are in our demands to protect our own Labour women.feedback

Melissa Guzy

If you are going to get derailed because of a guy acting like he was in a high school locker room for about three minutes, you'll never get anywhere in a startup. Sexism is just one of the things you have to come across. We should all earn for what we get.feedback

Sara Nelson - Association of Flight Attendants

Straight from Akbar Al Baker lips, he confirms what AFA has said all along: Qatar Airways thrives on misogyny and discrimination. Qatar is not only seeking to choke out U.S. Aviation, but also the 300,000 good jobs built through opportunity created on the principle of equality. There is no room for a separation of humanity in air travel or in an emergency. Flight Attendants are onboard to save lives and every life counts. If you prop up Qatar Airways you are supporting sexism, racism, and ageism. Period.feedback

Carly Zakin

What worked, when you deconstruct it is, it was two to three hours of telling you, here's everything you need to know to be a functioning person: This is the news, the latest movie that's out, the book to read, how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. Our audience is not watching morning TV in those ways anymore.feedback

Carly Zakin

We've had people tell us we're being emotional. You don't say that to male founders.feedback

Robbie Goffin - FTI Consulting

It's not about being sued. They're worried about ever being able to do business again. The question is not whether you've done something illegal. It's whether you've done something unethical.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

Culture only truly shifts once more women are in power. It's not the vocabulary of the industry that's the problem. It's the gender of the industry.feedback

Robbie Goffin - FTI Consulting

For marginal actors, it's crystal clear there is now a line that you can no longer cross.feedback

Dave McClure

I was getting confused figuring out whether to hire you or hit on you.feedback

Janice Fraser

This generation has much more confidence in their hire-ability and long-term career potential.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

The women venture capitalists in this industry have been hearing stories from female entrepreneurs for well over a decade about the behavior of their male colleagues. Until firms set themselves diversity targets or start hiring women, as far as I'm concerned, it's still all talk.feedback

Karin Klein - Bloomberg Beta

We're simply asking that we VCs begin to collect the data and that LPs ask us for it – a sort of transparency pledge. I don't want to exclude men. They are our greatest advocates.feedback

Ashley Swartz

For women who come out [about sexual harassment], dimes to dollars it was not the first time. They just wanted it to be the last time.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

I think that's just being decent. Who wants to invest money in people who are indecent?feedback

Melissa Pancoast

I understand the feeling to want to keep your head down, be an example of success, and not do anything to make it harder to raise funds. The power dynamics are so awful that if you're trying to keep your company alive you'll put up with all kinds of shit.feedback

Michael Moritz - Sequoia Capital

But if there are fabulously bright, driven women who are really interested in technology, very hungry to succeed, and can meet our performance standards, we'd hire them all day and night.feedback

Janice Fraser

It's certainly a different reaction than we've ever seen before. It is unprecedented in my lifetime.feedback

Jessica Mah - inDinero

People who are celebrating are clearly doing too much too soon. People are not thinking about downstream consequences. … A lot of my money I raised is hanging out over drinks. You don't want to take that away.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

It took about a week of telephone calls and unconventional thinking to identify the same number of exceptional women candidates. In the end, we'll have no problem bringing on equal numbers of both.feedback

Lance Hannon

When a darker-skinned African-American female acts up, there's a certain concern about their boyish aggressiveness, that they don't know their place as a female, as a woman.feedback

Rebecca Raby

Popular femininity is a challenging path to navigate. Some of them [said] that you can't come across as too smart. You can't be seen as putting up your hand all the time. You can't be seen as a know-it-all. It's important to take care of your social life.feedback

Rebecca Raby

They thought it was just something they shouldn't take too seriously.feedback

Melissa Lyken

We know what we're experiencing, but sometimes it's hard to put a word to it. They're being told they should take lower-level courses or they should look into a community college as opposed to a university.feedback

Andy Murray

Well, I don't think anyone's suggesting it is fair. I'm not suggesting that it is... But, like I said, I'm not the one that decides the schedule. When you start at 1:00pm and you can't play under the lights, you have a very limited amount of time.feedback

Andy Murray

I think ideally you would have two men's and two women's on Centre, potentially starting the matches a bit earlier would allow for that. [They] need to maybe find a way of allowing for an equal split of the men's and women's matches across the tournament rather than just looking at one day. If there's better matches on the women's side than the men's side, you can flip it. If there's better matches on the men's side, then that has to go first, as well.feedback

Caroline Wozniacki

I think that's something we've talked about at Wimbledon for the last 10 years. I think the other Grand Slams are more equal… whereas here there's always two men's and one women's on Centre Court. Most days, as well, there's more men's matches on Court One, too.feedback

Venus Williams

Also, Elina [Svitolina] is number four in the world… But I thought we would play on a bigger court.feedback

Jelena Ostapenko

I think I deserve to play on a better court than Court 12. I think it was a good match from both of us on a high level. I was actually looking forward to playing on one of the two big courts.feedback

Richard Lewis

Already you see fans struggling to get into Number One and Centre for the 1pm start of play. People travel from large distances and they want to use off-peak fares and getting to the stadiums is a challenge. So I think three matches on those courts work for us, it's a tried and tested formula. We review these things for time to time - it doesn't work for us.feedback

Ashton Kutcher

Thank you everyone for the feedback on the questions I posted on LinkedIn. Good and bad. Already a learning experience. Looking to host an open live conversation on Monday morning on my FB page about gender equality in the work place. [sic] I've already offended some folks by asking the wrong questions. I'm certain given the sensitivity of the topic I will say other things wrong. Hope we can find space to be wrong in the pursuit of getting it right. We have centuries of ground to make up in a short order and I don't want the basics to be off limits. Some clearly don't yet get the basics.feedback

Jim Yong Kim - World Bank Group

This is going to be what we hope will be a multi-billion dollar fund to support women entrepreneurs. This is not a cute little project. This is going to be a major driver of economic growth in the future ... and it's going to drive gender equality at the same time.feedback

Emma Stone

That's something that's also not discussed, necessarily–that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, That's what's fair. If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life. And this is Billie Jean's feminism, and I love it–she is equality, man: equality, equality, equality.feedback

Andrea Riseborough - Treasure

That's something they do for me because they feel it's what's right and fair. That's something that's also not discussed, necessarily – that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, That's what's fair. If my male co-star, who has a higher quote then me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life. And this is Billie Jean's feminism, and I love it – she is quality, man: equality, equality, equality.feedback

Lizzie O'Shea

We act as if technology were neutral but it’s not. The challenge now is to highlight and remove the gender bias• Lizzie O’Shea is a human rights lawyer, broadcaster and writer. ‘Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive, despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit,” wrote former Facebook product manager Antonio García Martínez in 2016. “They have their self-regarding entitlement feminism, and ceaselessly vaunt their independence. But the reality is, come the epidemic plague or foreign invasion, they’d become precisely the sort of useless baggage you’d trade for a box of shotgun shells or a jerry can of diesel.” This is from his insider account of Silicon Valley, Chaos Monkeys. The book was a bestseller. The New York Times called it “an irresistible and indispensable 360-degree guide to the new technology establishment”. Anyone who is surprised by the recent revelations of sexism spreading like wildfire through the technology industry has not been paying attention.feedback

Sarah McLachlan

The first time I felt sexism was the pushback from radio stations [in the mid-Nineties]. They'd say, We added Tori Amos this week, so we can't add you.' Or: 'We added Tracy Chapman this week, so we can't add you.feedback

Aimee Byrd

You'll get your token woman to talk about motherhood, or feminism, or parenting–being a good wife and all that stuff, or biblical womanhood.feedback

Emily Ratajkowski

Often it's men propelling these acts of sexism, but women discount one another too: Think about how many times you've heard a woman say about another woman, Oh, she's just doing that for attention.' We've internalized this trope. My boyfriend is super confident and was raised by his mum, so he also genuinely loves and admires women. Not just 'Oh yeah, women are cool'. He deeply loves and respects women, so he loves what I'm all about.feedback

Hannah Wilks

The tournament consistently gives men’s matches better locations and more airtime. But the excuse that audiences expect it looks increasingly flimsy• Hannah Wilks is chief tennis editor at livetennis.com.feedback

Sarah Kunst

I want to live in a world where being in tech doesn't mean having to be harassed or mistreated. We're getting there. Slowly.feedback

Callum Borchers

The posts followed a consistent pattern: When Trump hits Brzezinski and Scarborough on Twitter, he hits Brzezinski harder, more personally and in a way that seems designed to portray her as someone who is insecure ('facelift') and unintelligent ('low IQ') – and who would not be on TV if not for her romantic relationship with Scarborough, to whom she was recently engaged.feedback

Michelle Goldberg - Slate

Trump's tweet was meant to make Brzezinski seem grotesque and pathetic, a failure in the struggle to remain attractive – the only struggle that, in his eyes, really matters for women.feedback

Sallie Krawcheck

I was humiliated. And I was embarrassed. And I felt shame. And I knew they didn't want me there.feedback

Emilia Clarke

It doesn't stop me from being a feminist. Like, guess what? Yes, I've got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same. Women have been great rulers. And then for that to be a character that I'm known to play? That's so f**king lucky. Anyone who seems to think that it's not needed need only look at the political environment we're all living in to be like, Oh, no, it's needed. It is needed.feedback

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

When you have a 2.30 hours delay in a British Airways flight (what is happening to this airline!?) open the inflight shop magazine and want to scream: STOP-CALLING-GIRLS-LITTLE-PRINCESSES!! It cannot be so difficult for an airline to get this right... It's just not on. We are not defined by who we have married or who we sleep with.feedback

Alex Hai

I am supportive of equal rights for women, and feel that as someone who mastered the craft of rowing while in the body of a woman, I have proved that 'yes even a girl can do it.' However, I myself am not a woman, and the struggle of feminism is not my personal struggle. I simply want to do the work I'm passionate about, and be seen by the people around me the way I see myself.feedback

Kate Nash

Everything's slightly different now because feminism is now front and center. It's mainstream. There are still s– magazines that will look at women's bodies. But I've seen reactions from influencers, and if someone talks about a women and the way she looks, women jump in like 'no, you can't f–– say that. What's it to do with you?' . On the show, we have a purpose that isn't just to look good, it's to learn to wrestle and run the ropes. On set, I was pushing myself physically, doing things I never expected I could do. It empowered me, and I feel very confident and assertive.feedback

Nancy Theriot

As a UofL faculty member who interacts with students and wants a campus environment free of sexism and exploitation, I believe the sanctions are justified given the seriousness of the infractions.feedback

Fiona Carter - AT&T

I realised that the casting… we had less than 50 percent women, they weren't in speaking roles, the positions of authority were white males and secondary positions were people of color or they were women. For me that was a personal moment when I realized I had the power and the responsibility to make a change.feedback

Keith Weed - Unilever

Why would you only use half the talent in the world if you can use the whole talent in the world? You could get a lot of middle aged men and teach them to try and think differently or take a diverse group of people and leverage the diversity among them.feedback

Nina Funnell

It is standard, in fact, that when a student exposes sexism or misogyny in their own university they are almost always met with horrendous backlash and ostracism, including reprisals. That's incredibly common in Australia.feedback

Renee Rabinowitz

I was sitting in a bible class, which wasn't so great for the teacher because my phone kept ringing. Anyway, I'm thrilled because the judge understood the issue. She realized it is not a question of money; they awarded a very small sum. She realized it's a matter of El Al changing its policy, which they have been ordered to do.feedback

Anat Hoffman

This is a common story; it happens to many. Like Gal Gadot, Renee has superpowers.feedback

Renee Rabinowitz

I would have no problem flying with El Al. But it depends on who has the best deal.feedback

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka - United Nations

Stereotypes reflect deep-rooted ideas of femininity and masculinity. Negative, diminished conceptions of women and girls are one of the greatest barriers for gender equality and we need to tackle and change those images wherever they appear. Advertising is a particularly powerful driver to change perceptions and impact social norms. UN Women is excited to partner with the foremost industry shapers in this Alliance to challenge and advance the ways women are represented in this field.feedback

Victoria DiPaolo

It's all based on sexism, and it is completely unreasonable. Over the past four years, myself and many of my friends have received dress code violations for clothes that were nowhere near inappropriate.feedback

Jeannie Suk Gersen

We chose to set up our system to be stacked in favor of the defendant in all cases. So, in areas where most of the defendants are male, and most of the accusers are female, it's a structural bias in favor of males. Even if we were to get rid of sexism, it would still be very hard to win these cases. I think this is what we have to live with on the criminal side, because we've made the calculation that this is the right balance of values.feedback

Jose Perurena

We understand this is a difficult decision for those athletes who have had their events changed, but as a sport we need to show leadership. Gender equality is extremely important in all levels of society and canoeing is determined to be a leader in this field.feedback

Jiri Rohan

The C2 category is dynamic and spectators really enjoyed this event, but now gender equality is very important for the Olympic Committee, and maybe everybody, and we must respect that.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

On this front, I want to say that for me, from the moment I joined the board, a personal and stated goal was to increase the diversity of the board, much though I love my white, male colleagues. So today, as you may have heard or you may have read from the email I sent out last night, I'm delighted to announce that we have been joined on the board by an incredible leader who also happens to be a woman: Wan Ling Martello .... the only woman member of the board at Alibaba and somebody I know you're going to love to get to know.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

And as a result, the participation of women on the board went from 14 percent to 25 percent. [applause]. And there is a lot of data that shows that when there is one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board. Oh, come on, David. Don't worry, David will have a lot of talking to do as well.feedback

Glenn Kenny

Always Shine' is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that's provocative, and sometimes disturbing.feedback

Katy Perry

In my intent to admire and appreciate a culture I actually did appropriate and I mad a mistake. I'm juggling 7000 balls. It's hard to hear those clapbacks sometimes and your ego just wants to turn from them and I've had great teachers who hold me accountable like when I said I wasn't a feminist. My friend Shannon pulled me aside and said 'Sweetie, here's the Webster definition of feminism and it's just equality. I have lots of white privilege. Oh, really? Do you miss Barack Obama as well? Oh, OK. Times change. Bye! See you guys later.feedback

Vladimir Putin

You care day and night for your children, grandchildren and your family. Even today, on International Women's Day, you are still caught up in your routine, working tirelessly, always on time. We often ask ourselves, how do they manage it all?feedback

Melissa Silverstein

It's almost an exclamation point on what women have been saying for a long time – in the industry, outside the industry; that our stories matter, we are the heroes of the stories, we can kick butt as well as anyone else and we're equal. The bigger picture is, for me, that women stories are as valid as male stories.feedback

Josephine Lee

I really want to win, it'll change the magic industry for generations to come. I'm not just doing this for myself, I'm doing this for all women in magic.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

Wherever I have worked, I have seen things that are not great for women. I worked in entertainment for six years. They need more love and respect from the company. That's my sense of what's wrong. I'll be honest with you, I suffer cognitive dissonance every day. Because I read that I'm working for this highly aggressive, highly confrontational guy and I don't find that at all. My whole experience of him, and I know this is really hard to say to people because they do not get it or believe it, is that he's extraordinarily fair.feedback

Salma Hayek

There is this thing that it's true that maybe if you're pretty you can get parts easier. But it is really violent to assume that if you are pretty, you are stupid. If they realise that you're smart, the anger is really multiplied. It's almost like they've said 'ok, get a monkey'. And then the monkey talks and they go 'oh my god the monkey talks, what do we do?'. I think it's ignorance, overall. I started this conversation here a couple of years ago.feedback

Bibiana Steinhaus

For any referee, whether man or woman, it is the biggest ambition to be able to blow the whistle in the Bundesliga. I've spent many years working towards that and faced several setbacks. Which is why I'm very happy about the trust the referee commission has shown in me, which proves that even in refereeing it's performance that counts.feedback

Howard Webb

We have some good female officials in England, more and more are coming through and if they have the ability it shouldn't make any difference if they are male or female.feedback

Robin Wright

The problem is feminism today is such a derogatory and diva-like word. [but] Feminism means equality, period. Equal birth, equal pay.feedback

Jake Clemons

As a human living in a masculine driven society and as a man; a man with a mother, a sister, a female partner and a daughter, I have an obligation to promote the value of gender equality, to stand against women being seen as lesser and actively pursue a better, safer environment for us all to live in. The video for 'Janine' and the Janine Project were created to encourage a conversation that will hopefully lead victims to a safe place of survivorship and abusers to seek help as well and stop hurting others.feedback

Johanna Luyssen

It has never been proven that a character automatically reflects all the thoughts, ideas and ideology of their author. And that's just as well.feedback

D.C. Kára McCullough

So as a woman scientist in the government, I'd like to lately transpose the word 'feminism' to 'equalism,' . I don't really want to consider myself – try not to consider myself like this die-hard, you know, like, Oh, I don't really care about men.' But one thing I'm going to say, though, is women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.feedback

Calvin Klein

[N]ot only is your body a temple and should be worshipped as so, but also part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way, whether it's being conservative and wearing lots of clothes or showing yourself.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

He had me sit through a bunch of tapes showing then candidate Trump commending Jim Comey about Hillary Clinton's emails, talking about him etc. And the fact is that they showed all these clips and it showed candidate Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I said 'Hey, thanks for the trip down memory lane and talked about winning Michigan,' and then he rolled his eyes.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Let me tell you something, Hillary Clinton is in search of sexism as an excuse for why her disastrous candidacy and campaign lost six months ago, but I face sexism a lot of times when I show up for interviews like that. Can you imagine a male anchor rolling their eyes at Hillary Clinton or a female representative spokeswoman for President Obama or President Bill Clinton? I think not.feedback

Rod Dreher

Do you see 'racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry' in Griffiths's message to his colleagues? Of course not, because it is not there!feedback

Elaine Heath

It is inappropriate and unprofessional to use mass emails to make disparaging statements – including arguments ad hominem – in order to humiliate or undermine individual colleagues or groups of colleagues with whom we disagree. The use of mass emails to express racism, sexism and other forms of bigotry is offensive and unacceptable, especially in a Christian institution.feedback

Richard Prum

It's a sad thing that, given the promise of evolutionary biology, we've really failed to lead culture in any meaningful way, whether in thinking about racism, sexism, or economic disparity. We're just hanging at the rear end. And there's a real prospect for that to change because of all the power of evolutionary theory to be relevant to people and people's lives.feedback

Jaclyn Johnson

It was very intentional on all our part. We were very fortunate she agreed to do it. It was more of a statement. We're not fake feminism. There was no stronger statement than having Gloria Steinem keynote.feedback

Lisen Stromberg

Right now, the tech sector is claiming to have a pipeline problem, saying that they don't have enough women applying or qualified, and then the jobs go to foreign men. Could tech jobs become more inclusive for women because they're forced to find talent? I think so, given that I am confident and clear that this is a hiring issue, and one that is rooted in sexism, rather than this being an issue of too few applicants.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Asking Hillary Clinton if sexism exists is like asking Serena Williams if she's heard about this tennis thing. Actually, you can make up whatever you want. Have you met our current president? He's like Stephen King.feedback

Anne-Marie Slaughter

We are never going to get to gender equality between men and women, unless we value the work of care as much as we value paid work – or when both men and women do it. That's the unfinished business.feedback

Barbra Streisand

There were a lot of older people. They don't want to see a woman director. I don't know how many women wanted to see a woman director. None of [the female critics] talked about what the movie was trying to say. It was not about what the movie was about – a celebration of women and all they could be. I must have been more hurt than I thought, because I didn't want to direct for years. Not enough women are directing now. I love when I see a woman's name on the film, and then I want to see it be good.feedback

Jill Filipovic

Women today, live in a world of unfinished feminism, where we're told we're equal but see our basic rights up for grabs, where we're told to just push harder at work, or recognize we can't have it all, or marry Mr. Good Enough. No one, has ever suggested it is her right to be happy.feedback

Jill Filipovic

The complexities of poverty, racism, and sexism keep yanking away, just out of her reach.feedback

Angela Merkel

To be honest the history of feminism is one with which I have common ground but also differences, and I don't want to claim a title I don't have. For example, Alice Schwarzer [a famous German second-wave feminist who helped make abortion legal ] or someone like that, they have fought so many hard battles, and then I come along seizing on their success and say I am a feminist. That's great isn't it. I am not afraid of [the label]. If you think that I am one - please, go ahead and have a vote over it, but I personally wouldn't want to wear the badge.feedback

Anna Merlan

It's fine that Elisabeth Moss doesn't want to discuss her religion, or the many alleged abuses within it. But it combines in an unpleasant way with her refusal, and that of the rest of the Handmaid's cast, to have even the most basic conversation about politics or feminism in the context of the show.feedback

Nicola Thorp

It's a shame they won't change legislation. It shouldn't be down to people like myself … I do think it is a little bit of a cop-out. As it stands, the Equality Act states an employer has the right to distinguish between a male and female dress code as long as they are not deemed to be treating one sex more or less favourably. Unfortunately, because of intrinsic sexism and the way in which business works in the UK, when employers are allowed the freedom to decide what is fair and unfair it tends to be women that lose out.feedback

Melvin Moy

We're talking about the 1960s. Racism and sexism — that was what was going on in the '60s, and certain disciplines relative to the music business were taboo for women. He was in puberty and his voice had changed. Other producers couldn't find something that fit.feedback

Ana Draa

It's what my faith calls me to do. The reality is the more we talk, the more commonality we're going to find and the more we humanize each other, which is so important. I'm not saying you excuse racism or sexism, but by talking to people, that's how you break those barriers down.feedback

Rainbow Murray

She's tried to refrain some of the anti-Muslim sentiment by trying to pass it off as a form of feminism and suggesting that Islam is oppressive for women and that Sharia law would oppress women. It's a way of trying to legitimize her actions by saying, It's not that we're prejudiced against a particular group, it's just that I'm standing up for women's rights, I'm defending French values, and one of those values is women's rights.feedback

Romola Garai

That's why it's a weird time for feminism … I don't think feminism is in a great place.feedback

Chelsea Clinton

We need to talk about menstruation more and support menstruating girls and women of all ages to erase the stigma and the access barriers that too often go hand-in-hand with 'that time of the month,' . Menstruation shouldn't stop education–and with access to safe period products and clean water, girls would have one less barrier to gender equality. And this isn't just a problem in the developing world. In America, tampons and pads aren't covered by food stamps despite the fact that sanitary products are among the most requested items at food pantries and homeless shelters.feedback

Gary Bongiovanni

I don't see that there's any sexism. There's nothing more than trying to put together a bill of artists that the public wants to see. And we live in a world where a significant majority of the acts are either male or male-fronted bands versus females or female-fronted bands.feedback

Norman Siegel

We're not asking it to be banned. Let me confront the issue you're going to ask me. Gender equality is a very serious, substantial issue. None of us here today are in any way not proponents of gender equality, but there are issues of copyright and trademark that needed to be and still need to be addressed. So remove her and place her somewhere else in the city. We've got lots of ideas, and damages must be awarded to Arturo for violation of his legal statutory rights.feedback

Laya Maheshwari

A few days before the release of 2016 Bollywood hit “Dangal” (“Wrestling Bout), which is based on the true story of two medal-winning Indian female wrestlers and their father, the filmmakers unveiled a promotional music video. In the video, the two actresses who play the wrestlers are seen mostly in silhouette while Indian superstar Aamir [].feedback

Giulia Gomes

People are increasingly connected and seeing why feminism exists and why there is no reason to accept sexism in our society. They did the right thing. But I am scared this case will die.feedback

Jose Mayer

Sadly, I am the fruit of a generation that learned, wrongly, that sexist, invasive and abusive attitudes could be disguised as games or jokes. They can't.feedback

Juliana de Faria

Before, bad things that happened were brushed under the carpet or ignored. Now, they are being talked about.feedback

Sérgio Valente - Globo

Demonstrations of support generate an impact, but they can't conduct the response. He can come back to act in soap operas. He is a fantastic actor. Aggression generates expulsion.feedback

Sérgio Valente - Globo

We are aware that from content, we can create better behavior in society, and we do this with responsibility.feedback

Jesús Santos

It's outrageous that a school that receives public funds should separate the sexes in such a senseless way. It is not right that centres continue to educate boys and girls according to sexist roles of segregation and inequality.feedback

Juan Carlos Corvera

Every pupil, according to his or her taste, chooses the activity they prefer. Certain political groups on the council attack the school in order to promote themselves.feedback

Norman Siegel

We're all for gender equality. But the questions are because there are other issues.feedback

Norman Siegel

How did the process happen and should permits be revoked? He should have been asked, never was. There are copyright and trademark infringement issues. Very simply we request respectfully that the 'Fearless Girl' statue be removed. None of us here today are in any way not proponents of gender equality but there are issues of copyright and trademark.feedback

Bruce Feiler

It's a place we must create for ourselves, especially when it seems most challenging to do so.feedback

Mike Cernovich

She had a seizure and froze up walking into her motorcade. Why would you trust the campaign? Live that case for a few years, and you'll see the nakedness of feminism. It's scarier than Andrea Dworkin at your bed side.feedback

Alice Schwarzer

At the latest since Trump's election, it is feminism pure which is needed.feedback

Rashad Robinson

We know the Murdochs don't care about racism or sexism. They care about the bottom line.feedback

Samuel Sturgeon

Changes in population makeup and the women's movement help explain a turn to tradition.feedback

Jonathan Copping

The FA, as the governing body in this country, has to be seen to be taking steps forward in relation to sexism and threats of violence and when people in the public eye are making comments like that it has to act accordingly.feedback

Polly Neate

The ingrained sexism at the heart of Mr Moyes' remark represents something much darker; it is a cornerstone of a culture that condones violence against women. But the power and platform of football can be part of the solution to ending violence against women. We urge the FA to act swiftly and take this opportunity to send out a clear and strong message to the footballing community – fans, clubs and players – that there is no place for sexism and misogyny in modern football.feedback

Clare Phillipson

We've had Adam Johnson and now we've got this. Clearly people intended it to not go public, that it would all be kept behind closed doors – again – and not dealt with. They were clearly hoping to avoid any public scrutiny. They're a business and they're trying to keep it running, and it's a very important part of the local economy, but if their business model involves rampant sexism then they're going to be turning off a fair number of paying customers.feedback

Arturo Carmona

There were definitely some entrenched issues around sexism in the broader campaign. There's no question that sexism exists in our society. I have worked to be an ally all my life, and all my career. But when it comes to these specific three or four attacks, they're not only unsubstantiated, they're false.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

Equal pay is essential to the goal of gender equality. This issue speaks to how we value women's labor, knowledge, time, training, and so much more. In short, it's about women's worth. There's nothing more fundamental than that.feedback

Tina Campt

These students want the freedom to express who they are without the constraints of choices such as either a woman or man, heterosexual or homosexual. Those categories no longer carry a definitional value.feedback

Lizzie Armitstead

I don't know if people are suspicious of cycling or more specifically of Bradley. It's heartbreaking if they are, because there have been so many success stories.feedback

Ursula Mead

Back when I first started thinking about the business, there were all these conversations happening around women taking charge of their careers, and what success did or didn't look like. Those early companies really helped guide the further development of the platform. We're not asking, Would you recommend this company to a friend?' It's very hard for an employer to have any influence on that. We only want to be scoring and measuring companies on things that they can affect and things that can lead to gender equality at work.feedback

Tara VanDerveer

I want to think sexism is too simple of an answer, but what is it if it's not that? Anytime someone hires a male coach and says, Coaching is coaching,' well, why aren't more women in men's basketball?feedback

Katherine Ryan

I hate to say it but I think that as a lady, you do have to prove yourself a little bit more. When I started open mic-ing, I worked at the Hooters next door to the comedy club. I didn't want to be a comedian at that time but I just thought stand-up would be fun, like a little exercise. So after my shift ended sometimes I would go next door to the comedy club – still in the uniform but with a hoodie – and get on stage for just five minutes. I was awful.feedback

Katherine Ryan

The most attractive thing is not to be just soft and quiet and pretty decoration. That kind of gets boring quickly. The girls who had the most fun at Hooters and were funny and had the most friends were the ones who had some sense of humor about them – some wit – and who, like, cooperated with other women. All of those things have really helped me in my career now.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Too many women, especially women of color, have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride. Important as it is, corporate feminism is no substitute for inclusive concrete solutions that improve life for women everywhere. Because as challenging as it is to climb the career ladder it's even harder for women at the margins unable to get on or stay on even the lowest rung. And for too many women, especially low wage workers basic things like a livable wage, or predictable work schedules or affordable child care are still way out of reach.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on The Daily Mail.feedback

Jane Doughty

I think it's completely disgraceful. It isn't even just about female or male you're looking at disabled people as well. I've got no idea why [this is the case] the people need to talk to are the managers. They need to answer why - men can spend just as long in there as a female I can't believe for one minute that's justified.feedback

Chris Holliday

Men don't pay, but when you want a pee, you want a pee whether you're a man or a woman. It is a bit unfair.feedback

Laura Price

Unfortunately, if you're old, have a disability, a mental health problem or learning difficulty, or if you're the parent of young children, you're getting penalised. I think when you think about who this charge has an impact on versus who doesn't really need to think about it, you realise that actually you're putting barriers there for people who have enough barriers in their life.feedback

John Mehrzad

The actions of the British Cycling board in that regard are shocking and inexcusable. They also call into serious question whether the composition of the British Cycling board is fit to govern a national sporting body.feedback

Liz Nicholl

I also questioned why UK Sport had not been fully informed of the facts. It was a surprise to hear of the board's involvement of anything other than ensuring due process and handling reputation management, and a shock to hear it revealed in the media that 8/9 of the complaints considered by the internal review (had) not been upheld. Bob, never doubt we want you to succeed, but when we are investing millions of public funding in an organisation, a significant level of accountability and responsibility rests with its leadership and management.feedback

Marina Terragni

Traditionally, Anglo-Saxon feminism has been mostly about emancipation–its goal is to make women equal to men. In Europe, difference feminism' is more common.feedback

Cara Marsh Sheffler

Feminism is about human decency. Not molding young girls in the image of a banking industry that bets against us, shorts us, and then receives government bailout money.feedback

Albert Bensoussan - Kering

I'm proud indeed that she's one of the two talented women C.E.O.s that I oversee within the Group. We're convinced at Kering that the most high-performance business models are based on gender equality.feedback

Annabel Denham

It is a frustrating reality that a significant proportion of funding – be it at seed of Series C+ level – goes towards male founded or led businesses. This is not just an economic discussion, though we know scale-ups are vital to the UK economy: we want to see smart, savvy businesswomen getting the same opportunities as their male counterparts.feedback

Matan Uziel

It's staggering because YouTube has a CEO [Susan Wojcicki] who is a feminist and a big champion for gender equality.feedback

Debbie Woskow

Female founders are underfunded and yet deliver great returns for investors. I hope that through ventures like the Female Founders Forum and my new investment platform AllBright, we can change the conversation for the future.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

It is now clear … that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber. There are thousands of amazing people at the company and I truly wish everyone well. Last month, former Uber employee Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post describing systemic sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace. The viral post prompted Uber to launch an independent investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, reports NPR's Emma Bowman.feedback

Stephen Hawking

It is not scientific proof of gender equality that is required, but general acceptance that women are at least the equals of men or better. If we factor in high-power women in Europe as well, such as [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel, it seems we are witnessing a seismic shift for women to exceed to high-level positions in politics and society. I welcome these signs of women's liberation. But there may still be a gap between those women achieving high public status and those in the private sector.feedback

Edwin Nelson

Personally I feel the media (and especially the ABC) tends to focus on progressive topics such as climate change, homosexual marriage and feminism – but neglects issues such as Judeo-Christian values, national identity and the problems with multiculturalism.feedback

Thandie Newton

I love being here, but I can't work, because I can't do Downton Abbey, can't be in Victoria, can't be in Call The Midwife - well, I could, but I don't want to play someone who's being racially abused. I'm not interested in that, don't want to do it...there just seems to be a desire for stuff about the Royal Family, stuff from the past, which is understandable, but it just makes it slim pickings for people of colour. I'm talented at what I do, but I've had to struggle against racism and sexism. But I'm glad of it, in a way, that I survived and overcame.feedback

Holly Dunsworth

People are already being discriminated genetically without mandatory genetic testing–that's what sexism and racism is. This would result in a higher resolution of discrimination and more individualized ways of targeting people.feedback

Roger Gale

It will be incredibly damaging if we go down this route. Superficially, this is an easy hit for anybody wanting to show they are doing something. Actually, it is crass and they will live to regret it - and so will the House and its MPs. Obviously, I trust her implicitly, she knows what I think and why I think it and constituents can call on her whenever I'm not around. She probably does 60 to 70 hours work a week, including most of Saturday, and I can call on her any time day or night. I couldn't do that with an assistant recruited through an advert.feedback

Sahar Fetrat

On every international women's day, I keep thinking more of how suppressed we are within this patriarchal society. The symbolic celebrations, flowers, gifts and some words of empathy and sympathy are always given to women every 8th of March while on the same day, sexism, inequality, harassment and violence against women screams from all the streets and corners of this country.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Winning may not be everything. But it's darned close.feedback

Bruce Riedel - The Brookings Institution

They were happy to see Obama go. Trump has made it clear he is not worried about supporting human rights or freedom; he's made clear that Sisi is going to be his best friend in Egypt; that all those difficult questions about gender equality and the like are going to be off the table for the next four years, and that Iran is very much on the table. As the Saudis look at Trump, they see they don't need to worry about any of that. Recognizes that we need to clarify that signal with the Saudis, and the best way to do it is with the king's favorite son.feedback

Selma Miriam

I like to try maybe two or three new recipes a week. It's good to explore new things.feedback

Pippa Norris

[It's] a kind of liberal myth. [Liberals] want to have a reason why people are supporting populist parties when their values are so clearly against progressive values in terms of misogyny, sexism, racism.feedback

Bjarni Benediktsson

There is a standard which we have already taken up, but not all are following it. We may rank number one in the world at the moment, but the job is not done still. Just a few months ago, we had elections in Iceland, and gender equality is still on the political agenda. It is one of the most important agendas still.feedback

Sarah Champion

Yesterday, the prime minister and chancellor talked up the significance of International Women's Day yet their warm words have amounted to nothing. Women are still bearing the brunt of this Tory government's failed austerity agenda – with the 86% figure on women remaining unchanged since last year. Things are just as bad as ever for women under this Tory government. Labour calls on the government to urgently publish analysis of the true impact of their budgets and spending announcements on women and to explain how they intend to reverse this disproportionate impact.feedback

Justin Trudeau

Having 30 different people around the table with tremendously different backgrounds actually allows for a much better quality of decision making, because you're working with a group of people who share a similar set of values, but very different perspectives. You get more diversity and creativity in your problem solving, and you end up having a much better and more representative approach to solving the challenges faced by the population you serve. I'll be careful here because when it comes to gender equality, I often say men should do less talking and more listening!feedback

Carly Fiorina

Feminism is no longer a term that's used to enable or empower women. It turns out to be in so many people's eyes, in Hillary Clinton's eyes, kind of a way to bludgeon people into a left-wing litany of causes.feedback

Terry O'Neill

For years and years, March 8 has been International Women's Day, and it has been a happy, happy day, which is fine. But the political climate that we find ourselves in right now requires us to have political power.feedback

Guy Ryder

Family-supportive policies, which enable women to remain and progress in paid employment and encourage men to take their fair share of care work, are crucial to achieving gender equality at work.feedback

Fiona Richardson

There are many small – but symbolically significant – ways that women are excluded from public space. A culture of sexism is made up of very small issues, like how the default pedestrian crossings use a male figure, and large issues such as the rate of family violence facing women. We are a government working towards gender equality for all women.feedback

Michelle Obama

We're celebrating International Women's Day with a group of amazing young women. We're going to talk about education – the importance of it in their lives and in mine.feedback

Stephen Tisdalle - State Street Global Advisors

What this girl represents is the present, but also the future. She's not angry at the bull – she's confident, she knows what she's capable of, and she's wanting the bull to take note. We thought this was the most tasteful, respectful and effective way for us and others to participate in the national dialogue around International Women's Day.feedback

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Our goal is gender equality, and fighting for it is going to require men and women working together – raising our boys and girls to make a difference, hand-in-hand. This is about recognizing that we should be allies on this journey.feedback

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

This week, as we mark International Women's Day, let's celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren't afraid to speak up in front of others. Together, we can create a movement that inspires more men to join the fight to build a better tomorrow with equal rights & opportunities for everyone … because #EqualityMatters.feedback

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The call for a day of action in support of a radical agenda that recognises all women has resonated with thousands let down by mainstream feminism. Mainstream feminism has failed. Perhaps the most shocking example is the life expectancy of black trans women – in Latin America, it’s 35 years. The brutality of that statistic was on display again when two black trans women in New Orleans were killed within a matter of days last February. Since the new year, there are reports that seven transgender women across the US have been killed. The reality of poverty, violence, and discrimination in the lives of trans women of colour is just one reason why organisers of today’s Women’s Strike have mobilised to revert the innocuous “women’s month” back to its radical predecessor known as International Women’s Day.feedback

Celine Bonnaire - Kering Foundation

Violence against women is a silent phenomenon. Our mission is to stop this violence and improve women's lives. This year the motto for International Women's Day is 'be bold for change' and the foundation was founded really by a bold commitment from our Chairman and CEO Francios-Henri Pinault when he realised that one woman in three is a victim of violence in her lifetime. It was such a great taboo. Now it's something that's much more addressed but in 2008 there was still a very strong code of silence on this subject.feedback

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