This International Women’s Day, and every day, 33,000 girls will become child brides and millions more will remain trapped in poverty, denied the political power to fulfil their potential. According to the World Economic Forum, it will take another 99.5 years to achieve global gender equality. Progress is far too slow. We need new and radical solutions. But what are they, and who will make them happen? To tackle this injustice, it is time to think the unthinkable.
Our special guests include:
Mandu Reid, Leader of the UK Women’s Equality PartyNimco Ali, Founder, The Five FoundationGayle Smith, CEO, ONE Campaign
Chair: Liz Moseley, Members’ Editor and Partner, Tortoise
The full title of this ThinkIn is: A ThinkIn for International Women’s Day with the ONE Campaign, Nimco Ali and Mandu Reid – How can we finally achieve global gender equality?
What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?
A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.
Breakfast from 07.45am, starts promptly at 8am. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can ‘SlinkIn’!
If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We film our ThinkIns so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person.
Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.
How we work with partners
We want to be open about the business model of our journalism, too. At Tortoise, we don’t take ads. We don’t want to chase eyeballs or sell data. We don’t want to add to the clutter of life with ever more invasive ads. We think that ads force newsrooms to produce more and more stories, more and more quickly. We want to do less, better.
Our journalism is funded by our members and our partners. We are establishing Founding Partnerships with a small group of businesses willing to back a new form of journalism, enable the public debate, share their expertise and communicate their point of view. Those companies, of course, know that we are a journalistic enterprise. Our independence is non-negotiable. If we ever have to choose between the relationship and the story, we’ll always choose the story.
We value the support that those partners give us to deliver original reporting, patient investigations and considered analysis.
We believe in opening up journalism so we can examine issues and develop ideas for the 21st Century. We want to do this with our members and with our partners. We want to give everyone a seat at the table.