As I am sure you have noticed, yesterday was International Women’s Day and it was hard to miss all the stories about women’s empowerment and marches and political statements. For me, the most powerful stories (and the ones I selected for this week’s email) had little to do with politics and much more to do with cultural statements and powerful initiatives to change biases. From reimaging a traditional Russian folk song to changing the way Muslim women are portrayed in stock photography … this collection of stories were some of the most inspiring examples of reimagining the way we think and talk about women and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
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History is filled with the stories of powerful men and their relatively forgotten wives, but I found this one particularly interesting. The account of Einstein’s first wife, and in particular her contributions to his research are certainly forgotten but perfect as a piece of history that should be uncovered and talked about. This is just the sort of article you can spend some time reading and digesting. It is a long read, but definitely worth the time.
You may not think about the role of women in video games as being an entirely positive or empowering thing, but this exhibit aims to change that perception. Starting next year, the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York will open a new exhibit celebrating the contributions of women in the world of gaming and serve as a resource for fans, collectors and students to enjoy and learn from.
How Are These Stories Chosen?
Every week I review more than a hundred data sources to curate the best and most under appreciated marketing stories of the week. The aim of this email is to spotlight these “non-obvious” stories, along with a quick take on why they matter for you. I hope you find this email interesting and useful … and am always open to your suggestions on how I might make it better!