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Hear Us Roar (Before We Quit)

Last week, the latest Women in the Workplace report by McKinsey and LeanIn.org was released, ironically coinciding with the death of Australian singer Helen Reddy, who was famous for her Grammy-winning hit “I Am Woman: Hear Me Roar.” 

Like the song, the report had one clear refrain: Disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis, women—particularly working mothers—are roaring, asking to be heard. 

Will their message fall on deaf ears? Or will organizations realize now is their time to lean in and support their female workforce in the face of the unprecedented challenges 2020 has brought? 

“What we are seeing in this report should terrify all of us,” said Sheryl Sandberg, author of the best-selling book from which the Lean In movement originated, in an interview with NPR. “We are pulling the alarm bell here.”

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Jane Fonda: I quit shopping to save the planet | People



Jane Fonda: I quit shopping to save the planet

Jane Fonda has quit shopping in order to save the planet.

The 82-year-old actress has admitted she’s still using clothes that were in her wardrobe “30 years ago”, because she doesn’t want to “waste” perfectly good items by throwing them out as she’s worried it could have a negative impact on the environment.

She said: “We have to not waste so much. We have to be satisfied with less. I’m trying to not buy anything new anymore, no new clothing. But I also understand that I can say that because I still wear what I wore 30 years ago, and I have a lot of clothes, so it’s easy for me.”

Jane urged other to “pay attention” to what they buy, but admitted it has been easier for her to let go of some of her luxuries because of her privileged background as the daughter of the late movie icon

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I quit shopping to save the planet



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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda has quit shopping in order to save the planet.

The 82-year-old actress has admitted she’s still using clothes that were in her wardrobe “30 years ago”, because she doesn’t want to “waste” perfectly good items by throwing them out as she’s worried it could have a negative impact on the environment.

She said: “We have to not waste so much. We have to be satisfied with less. I’m trying to not buy anything new anymore, no new clothing. But I also understand that I can say that because I still wear what I wore 30 years ago, and I have a lot of clothes, so it’s easy for me.”

Jane urged other to “pay attention” to what they buy, but admitted it has been easier for her to let go of some of her luxuries because of her privileged background as the daughter

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