Whether they are confronting the patriarchy or ending rape culture, these women are fighting The advocacy of women’s rights has evolved. No longer content with merely a seat at existing tables, this new wave of leaders are building their own. Sexism exists in every industry. The gender pay gap continues despite policies intended to narrow it. Even as we pass the century milestone of women’s suffrage, much work remains. Whether they are confronting the patriarchy, reinventing the workplace or working to end rape culture, these women are fighting for gender equality.


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Famous feminists and founders of the movement include Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gloria Steinem. Modern leaders in the feminist movement include Angela Davis, Blair Imani, Roxane Gay, Lindy West, and Malala Yousafzai.
Feminism, at its core, is about fighting for the equality of all genders. A common misconception is that feminism only fights for “women’s issues.” In reality, true feminism is intersectional and advocates for all people regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, ability, or sexual orientation. Some issues the feminist movement is currently involved with include reproductive rights, domestic violence, parental leave, equal pay in the workforce, and sexual harrassment.
Gender equality is the state of equal access to rights and opportunities, regardless of gender. It is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful and sustainable society.
Most importantly, gender equality saves lives. It deters gender-based violence and disproportionate life-threatening risks. Gender equality also benefits the development of societies through economic stimulation, improved healthcare, and enhanced education.
Gender equality benefits everyone. Businesses that provide diverse and inclusive workplaces enjoy increased employee engagement and expanded marketplace reach. Addressing gender biases through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can help align organizational mission, values, and business practices.

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