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The Edit: International Women’s Day
The Edit

The Edit: International Women’s Day

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.

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8th Mar 2024

The glass cliff, on walking and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • International Women’s Day is a time for action. If organisations truly want to make a difference, they need to take action and improve awareness – Raconteur
  • Why are women still being cast off the glass cliff? Female workers are deemed more likely to rise to the top when the job is risky and less appealing to men – Financial Times
  • The glass-ceiling index. An annual measure of the role and influence of women in the workforce – The Economist
  • Cathedrals of convention. Humans have a strong impulse to see things that are arbitrary or conventional as natural and essential, especially language – Aeon
  • A bee’s-eye view of the world. Using clever camera methods, a new photo book illuminates how honeybees see plants and flowers – The New York Times
  • On walking. Henry David Thoreau extols the virtues of immersing oneself in nature and laments the inevitable encroachment of private ownership upon the wilderness – The Atlantic
  • How did she get there? 40 women reflected on what made them a great leader. Five themes emerged  – The Beautiful Truth 

“The category of women has gone through many changes and hopefully will go through some more.”

Judith Butler