A carefully curated list of women’s wins in the news this past week.
#1: World Economic’s Forum All-Female Chairperson Lineup
For the first time ever, in all its 48-year history the World Economic Forum’s annual summit gets an all-female 7-woman chairperson lineup. On the lineup are Sharan Burrow, Fabiola Gianotti, Isabelle Kocher, Christine Lagarde, Chetna Sinha, Ginni Rometty and Erna Solberg.
#2: Melinda Gates Backs Women-Run Start-Up Fund
For an industry dominated by men, it’s a great feat to see women make great strides in Venture Capitalism. Aspect Ventures, founded by women Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad, just four years after breaking out from big-brand venture capitalist firms to set up their own have received backing from Melinda Gates towards their new $181-million fund investing in early-stage startups.
#3: Rachel Morrison Makes History As First Female Nominee For The Oscars ‘Best Cinematography’ Category
Cinematographer, Rachel Morrison becomes the first woman EVER to be nominated for the Oscars ‘Best Cinematography’ category. In the Academy Awards 90-years of existence no woman has ever been nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ category and here comes Rachel Morrison shattering the glass ceiling with her incredible work on the movie, Mudhound.
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