I got on the train to London Paddington at 6:55 AM on Wednesday, bound for an all-day meeting at the Department for International Development. As I settled into my seat, someone handed me a newspaper. From the front page I learned of the newest gender fiasco in the workplace: Facebook and Apple are now offering to pay for freezing the ova of their female employees.
Professor Linda Scott joined the Said Business School in 2006 from the University of Illinois where she held appointments in advertising, art, women’s studies, and communications. Scott has written extensively on cultural issues related to advertising and consumption, but now focuses primarily on women’s economic issues. She is on the U. S. State Department Subcommittee on Women’s Access to Markets, as well as serving on the board of the Advertising Educational Foundation in New York. She is editor of Advertising & Society Review. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American literature and history, an MBA, and a doctorate in mass communications. Professor Scott works with many major multinational corporations and international NGOs on women’s economic empowerment interventions worldwide.
Linda Scott blogs on http://www.doublexeconomy.com. The mission of the Double X Economy is to make visible the considerable and interconnected economic activities of women, as well as to join in the worldwide effort to include them in the global economy.