#BreakTheBias — Tracy Phillips

Imagining A Gender-equal World

Three individuals share personal stories of gender bias
and the changes they wish to see in achieving a more gender-equal world.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias, inviting us to imagine a gender-equal world. In support of this movement and in our hope of creating such a world, we hosted a panel discussion with four business leaders, who shared their thoughts and observations on the topic in their respective industries.

In order to have a more diverse conversation, we also asked three individuals — Tracy Phillips, founder of Ppurpose, visual artist Sam Lo, and social psychologist and co-founder of Project Renaissance Sunita Pong — to talk about their personal stories on the gender discrimination they have experienced or witnessed, reasons why they think gender bias still exists, and the changes they would like to see in the effort to achieve gender equality.

In this first video, Tracy Phillips, Founder of Ppurpose, talks about a “more subtle” kind of discrimination, re-thinking the roles men and women are expected to play, and leading the change she wishes to see by example.

“An example that people might not see as discrimination is the expectation that a woman my age should be married with kids… And I don’t think men deal with that or have that scrutiny.”

We would like to thank Tracy Phillips for joining us in this campaign and important conversation. You might also want to watch our chat with Sam Lo and Sunita Pong.

The views expressed in this conversation are solely the speakers’ own and are not necessarily that of Bynd Artisan’s.