Why chastity belts are a myth (but the exclusion of women from innovation is REAL) innovation Mar 18, 2021

Chastity belts are a myth. There was no “once upon a time in medieval Europe…” when knights going out on crusades locked their wives up in belts of metal to keep them chaste .

The whole story was invented hundreds of years later to make medieval people seem backward. My...

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Why we think of innovation as male - and why it's wrong economics innovation Mar 11, 2021

Anni Albers was a trailblazing artist who created modernist masterpieces.

After finishing one of her best works she gave it to her mother. Her mum was very grateful and immediately draped it over the piano and plonked a vase of flowers on top of it.

You see, Anni Albers happened to be...

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How microphone technology helps silence women innovation Feb 18, 2021

A woman on stage with a microphone is a woman who has already overcome many barriers to simply being there.

Then she has to deal with the technology….

This week the World Trade Organization appointed Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its director-general. She is the first...

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