New Report Reveals How the Marketing of Toys Reinforces Gender Stereotypes

New Report Reveals How the Marketing of Toys Reinforces Gender Stereotypes

Children’s ambitions, interests, and skills are shaped very early on by the media they consume, their choice of toys, and how they play. When these early experiences reinforce gender stereotypes and roles, it has a profound influence on their confidence, sense of...
With Much Progress In Gender Equity, Phillip Morris International Now Addresses Ageism

With Much Progress In Gender Equity, Phillip Morris International Now Addresses Ageism

In 2022, Phillip Morris International reached their goal of 40 percent female representation in management. They were also recertified as an EQUAL-SALARY organization, meaning female and male employees are paid equally for equal work, in 90-plus global markets in...
The Shift In Age Demographics Will Create A $22 Trillion Market Opportunity

The Shift In Age Demographics Will Create A $22 Trillion Market Opportunity

Here are the facts: By 2035, people over sixty-five in the United States will outnumber people under eighteen. By the year 2050, around 83.7 million or 22% of the US population will be older than sixty-five. Surprised? In our youth-centric culture, these facts may be...
Saying Goodbye To Grace And Frankie: Thank You For Showing Us How To Live Life To The Fullest At Any Age

Saying Goodbye To Grace And Frankie: Thank You For Showing Us How To Live Life To The Fullest At Any Age

It’s not often that we see strong older women characters in film or TV. In May 2015, when Netflix introduced us to Grace and Frankie, portrayed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, that changed. Through seven seasons, we laughed and cried with these characters. We...
How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

How To #BreakTheBias At An Early Age

Did you know that a three or four-year-old child is already gender-biased? Several research studies have found that young children “exhibit gender stereotypes, racial prejudice, and preference for their own race”. Danielle Perszyk, a psychologist at Northwestern...
You Surround Yourself With People Just Like You—That’s A Problem

You Surround Yourself With People Just Like You—That’s A Problem

According to scientific research, the first things we notice about someone are their race and gender. Because right or wrong, we are assessing how different or similar they are to us. The similarity comforts us. The differences can threaten us. To deal with this fear...