“There are too many instances where women are represented by a single female. In business, music, art and media, women rarely outnumber men.”
To illustrate the lack of women leaders on the world stage, Elle UK has produced this powerful video as part of #MoreWomen, a new initiative launched with the magazine’s November 2015 feminism issue.
In the video, men featured in images of leaders in politics, business, entertainment and media, are edited out, revealing just how few women there are at the top.
“There is room for more of us at the top. One woman’s success makes every woman stronger.”
The goal of the #MoreWomen initiative is to celebrate “the global power of women’s collectives in a playful, engaging way.”
Elle UK editors explain, “We refuse to believe there is only room for one woman on the board, one woman on the panel show, one woman on the main stage. We want to change this narrative and create a more positive conversation – to reflect the power of women, and to support and grow each other as we push for global equality.”
To further the message, the magazine is asking readers to join the initiative by posting images of “powerful groups of women” to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the caption: One woman’s success makes EVERY WOMAN STRONGER. #MoreWomen
Elle UK’s feminism campaign was first introduced in December 2013 to engage future generations of men and women to participate in the debate around equality and provoke positive change in society. This year’s feminism issue, coinciding with the release of the film Suffragette, is available on newsstands now.