Common Gender Traps in Communications

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Why is there still such a glaring gender gap in what experts are quoted in the media? When it comes to building a more representative, just, and equitable society, it matters who gets quoted, heard, promoted, and elected. What can we do to make our voices heard? How powerful are gendered social norms, what “traps” do women frequently fall into, and how can we avoid them? Join us for an interactive program with communications experts Lynn Fahselt and Dorry Levine, and read more on this topic in Fahselt’s blog post.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 1 to 2 PM ET
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Lynn FahseltLynn Fahselt is a specialist in media analysis, organizational development, strategic planning, and message development. With 25 years of experience in communications, she completed the original research that led to the launch of ReThink. Lynn has conducted extensive media analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues and was part of an international research team conducting groundbreaking research in a five-country study of globalization themes in television news coverage. She completed a senior Fellowship at Fenton Communications and has also served as a communications consultant to the organizations including the Carnegie Corporation, Peace and Security Initiative, and Open Society Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Global Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, with a uniquely tailored focus on advocacy communications, and graduated from Michigan State.
Dorry LevineDorry Levine is the Communications Director at ReThink Media. Dorry works to tell ReThink’s story, from managing our website and blog to positioning the organization and its principals as thought leaders in movement-building through advocacy communications. Prior to becoming the Director of Communications, Dorry spent five years leading digital strategy for ReThink, managing communications for the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health and Public Citizen, and working as a journalist in Northern Virginia. Dorry earned her Master’s Degree in Communication at Johns Hopkins University, with concentrations in digital, nonprofit, and corporate communication. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from American University.