The Observer’s Women’s Special in the Review section, spanning 80 years of history, made interesting reading over the weekend: apparently men still dominate the top levels of media, politics, finance and … church. Of note were the ‘big lists’ split into male/female ratio. Here are those relevant to the media sector (percentages refer to the female portion of the list):
• Sunday Times Rich List: 1%
Of 95 women listed in the top 1,000, 56 are half of male-female partnerships.
• Vanity Fair ‘New Establishment’ 100: 9%
Three women feature as part of male-female partnerships; only one woman – Angelina Jolie – in top ten.
• Telegraph 100 Living Geniuses: 15%
No women feature in top 30.
• Media Guardian Top 100: 21%
One woman, BBC’s Jane Tranter, in top ten.
• Entertainment Weekly 50 Smartest People in Hollywood: 24%
Two women in top 25.
• Evening Standard 1001 Powerful Londoners: 27%.
- #IWD: Chie Elliott – ‘Sidelining of TV’s older women could be reflective of society’s warped views’
- Calling journalists to blog on International Women’s Day (Monday 8 March)
- Women at war: Profiling the female foreign correspondents in Iraq
- #WANIndia2009: Women editors-in-chief and women readers – should we be having this discussion?
- #IWD: Gaby Hinsliff – ‘Too many women waiting to be invited to blog, where men just pile in’