Welcome to The GEC, we’re so glad to have you here! We’d love you to start by watching our short introductory video.
The GEC was founded by Cat and Nic, two females in Tech who both happen to be mums of three. You can read our stories here.
THE GEC is about taking action. We wanted to create something that everyone can begin acting on straight away. There are hundreds of complex factors which have contributed to the LINK>gender imbalance we see today. Like many people, we felt confused and overwhelmed thinking about how to take action to begin to tackle the issues contributing to gender imbalance, so our first task was to break them down. We split them first into addressable topics, and then we split each topic down into three areas: Educate | Debate | Act, and then down again into bite sized actions that everyone can take immediately: Read | Watch | Listen | Discuss | Vote | Do | Comment | Share.
The GEC is about Collaboration. We don’t have all the answers; sometimes there is no single answer and there is never going to be a set of “rules” for everyone to follow. We believe that solving the problem of gender imbalance is only going to happen through collaboration, discussion and debate. That’s why we created our Link>Community of Change (Social, Topics: Debates | Votes) , which is open to everyone who believes in ending gender stereotypes and achieving gender imbalance.
Equality is personal. Everyone’s situation is different and we’ll never tell you what to think or how to act. Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to enable you to form your own opinion on each topic, and then decide how you are going to act on it.
The GEC is about giving you all the information you need to form your own opinions. We are learning new things every day and there is so much still to learn. Helpfully there is a wealth of materials out there so we decided to take on the task of gathering it all together, consuming it, and presenting it to you in a way that is relevant to you. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different sources of information and differing opinions out there and we have been down so many rabbit holes in researching this ourselves that we wanted to clear the decks and present manageable slices of information for you, so that you can form your own opinion and decide how you are going to act on it.
Many people are still failing to see the problem. Educating people about the issues underlying gender imbalance is a huge