Meeting WHYFARM and Their Important Message

My last visit to the United Nations was incredibly impactful.  I was invited to the Youth Marketplace on Social Innovations for Health & Wellbeing event. The morning panel was hosted at the United Nations by Every Women Every Child and in partnership with the Office of the President of the General Assembly.  SDG Media Zone supported the conference and invited me to cover the important discussion on sustainability and gender equality. I was introduced to two organizations that really spoke to me and my interested in Gender Equality and Sustainable Living. Last week, I shared about She’s The First. Today I want to mention the powerful way WHYFARM is changing sustainable agriculture.

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Meeting ‘She’s The First’ on My Trip To The United Nations

She's The First at the UN

Two weeks ago,  I was invited to the Youth Marketplace on Social Innovations for Health & Wellbeing event. The morning panel was hosted at the United Nations by Every Women Every Child and in partnership with the Office of the President of the General Assembly.  SDG Media Zone supported the conference and invited me to cover the important discussion on sustainability and gender equality. Both topics I am extremely passionate about. Two of the organizations that resonated the most were Why Farm It and She’s The First. Today, I want to introduce the latter and ways we can all get involved in providing gender equality in the classroom.

 

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The One Super Bowl Commercial You Need To Watch

Today’s a big day focused on food, football, and commercials. It is the highest paid ad time for a reason reaching roughly 100 million viewers. And unlike most shows, these viewers actually want to watch the commercials. So when Audi presented this ad for their Super Bowl time slot, there is a reason to pause and watch:

 

To have a gender equality ad during a predominantly male sport is incredibly powerful. The message itself cuts straight to the point; women are significantly undervalued when compared to men, and we have an immediate disadvantage for just being a woman.  I only hope that this simple message clarifies why we need to push for equal rights and evokes more men to join the cause (we need your help men!). After all, what dad wants to tell their daughter, “you can’t have the world because you are a girl.”

Thank you Audi for this powerful ad and paying the 5 million dollars+ price tag to air this message during the most highly viewed time of the year. I support your effort in closing the gender gap.

If you want to learn how you can help close the gender gap and promote equality, here are a few organizations I love:

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