#WomenToFollow is a movement to amplify women’s voices on social media. The hashtag reached 12 million people in its first two weeks.
This livestream show highlights prominent
women who are leaders in their fields.
WHY WE NEED #WOMENTOFOLLOW
WOMEN DON'T RECEIVE THE SAME
SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFICATION AS MEN
A study published by The International Journal of Press/Politics shows that of the nearly 3,000 journalists (broadcast, print, digital) credentialed to cover Congress, women reporters’ voices barely seem to count in the Beltway press group.
Men replied to men 92 percent of the time. Of the 25 reporters that men
retweet the most, only three of them are women.
GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED:
Kristen Alana - Los Angeles-based travel photographer & blogger
Shireen Mitchell – Digital entrepreneur, diversity advocateounder, Founder, @StopOVAW
Dr. Lina AbiRafeh – Executive Director, @Ai4Women, Arab region’s first institute for women
Judge Wren –Pioneer who has presided over nation's first mental health court for 25 years