Nov 16, 2012

Eure Kreativität ist gefragt!

Wie ich auf Deutschland is(s)t vegan erfahren habe, hat das "ökofairvegane" Label bleed clothing derzeit eine nette Aktion laufen: Ihr überlegt, wie man bestimmte Alltagsaktivitäten nachhaltig verbessern kann, macht davon ein Foto, mailt es an und gewinnt 4 x 4 Gutscheine zu je 100€, die Ihr dann direkt in coole Klamotten umsetzen könnt. An Kategorien stehen ECO, SPORT, FAIR und TIERSCHUTZ zur Auswahl, Einsendeschluss ist der 30.11.2012. Mehr Infos erhaltet Ihr per Klick auf das Bild oben oder auf den Link zu Deutschland is(s)t vegan, wo es bis Ende des Jahres zusätzlich noch einen Rabattcode für Bestellungen im bleed Online-Shop gibt.

EU Campaign: Gender Balance on Corporate Boards

The EU has started a campaign promoting gender balance on corporate boards. According to their website, women are still largely outnumbered by men in positions of responsibility in all fields:   

In national parliaments, for example, less than one in four members is a woman (grat differences across the EU). In the European Parliament, three in ten members are women (2009-2014). The situation is worst in business with, on average, one out of ten women members of boards in Europe's largest publicly quoted companies and only 3% of board chairpersons.

Although ensuring gender balance in decision making positions is mainly the responsibility of individual EU countries, the European Commission has long recognised the need to promote gender balance in decision-making processes and positions and the European Commission is encouraging the process by various means [like sponsoring me to show you this video]

How do you like it? Does their point come across?   

Nov 11, 2012

New Username on Twitter: @anninaluzie

This morning I decided to change my Twitter username from @girlscanblog to @anninaluzie. For as @girlscanblog, I felt bad whenever I posted something that wasn't directly related to this blog. Girls Can Blog is a great project and my principal digital residence, but it does not fully represent me as a person. Besides gender equality, blogging and networking, I am also interested in issues like Yoga, health, photography, traveling, poetry, or design, to name but a few. I feel that renaming my account allows for more freedom and authenticity, and better content as a consequence. For example, I have been fairly active on yogannina lately and feel that you'd be missing out on helpful stuff if I continued to tweet feminist stuff only. Those of you who have been following me might have noticed little topic excursions like that here and there already.
My intention for @anninaluzie is to publish selected content from all my current and future social media accounts like Instagram, Pinterest and tumblr. On these platforms, my username is anninaluzie already, so I'm hoping @anninaluzie will reduce general confusion and aid searchability.
And since I have your undivided attention now, I would also like to remind you of my bilingual Christmas newsletter. It's a rather personal piece of writing I mail out to friends, family and complete strangers once a year. If you've never received one before, add yourself to the mailing list for free now. I promise I won't send you any other unsolicited crap throughout the year. Just one single, fun email. :)