Women occupy 10% of the highest ranking jobs at the world’s leading architecture firms and urban planning offices, according to the World Bank. The world of urban planning has been dominated by men historically too, as Antonia Cundy wrote for the Financial Times. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke about gender bias in cities, and what cities designed by women might look like.
If ratified, the eight-year deal would provide benefits like maternity leave and would increase the average WNBA player’s cash compensation to six figures for the first time in the league’s history. More importantly, as part of the deal the NBA (the WNBA’s parent company) will ramp up marketing for the women’s league to help build its audience.

The feminism behind “Ocean’s 8”

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"I'm always going to be happy when people are talking about feminism — if it's a corporation or you know the young woman on the street corner selling lemonade. I mean I'll take it. I think one potential antidote to the fear that it's being co-opted in some kind of way or the work is being missed is, to look at the people who've been doing the work for a long time and I think...How do I give those voices a platform, how do I hold the door open for those people when I've been fortunate enough to get into position where we're getting to tell the story on a really big platform and really big scale. I think that's one of the incredible things about our cast and our crew, is that they've been really aware of how potent and powerful representation is in it of itself."
"I was really fascinated by the realization that "Murphy Brown" and "Roseanne" premiered in the fall of 1988 a month apart from each other, and you had these two characters on television who were absolutely fierce, said what they thought, were funny and angry and aggressive and assertive in very different ways. Murphy Brown was very elite, single working woman who became a single working mom, and Roseanne, who was, you know, the matriarch of this very, very poor middle-American family. And yet the two of them became lightning rods for the culture."
"We know that the reason that women and people of color are twice as likely to leave tech jobs within the first seven to 10 years as white men is not because they didn’t like the work, but because they felt like they weren’t getting the level of credit, recognition and opportunities for promotion. And we have to make sure that we demystify the path to success."