G100-MAC connects, recognizes and supports women in all media arts & communication segments, to expand their networks, amplify their voices and celebrate their excellence via a global circle of connection, coalition, collaboration and change across 100 countries.
In this Q&A interview, our G100-MAC Global Chair, Alex Okoroji talks a little about G100, its mission, our G100-MAC wing, who it's for, how to get involved, and what to expect plus snippets of all the amazing projects and events lined up.
G100 is an influential group of 100 women leaders from across the world in 100 sectors leading 100 global wings, supported by 100 eminent He for She champions (Denim Club) and 100 Country Clubs for powerful advocacy, awareness & impact across governments and organisations for a gender-equal future.
G100 comprises and engages with a league of luminaries including Nobel Laureates, Heads of States, Ministers, Businesses, Universities, Philanthropists, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Corporate and Community Leaders.
G100 is an action + think tank that comprises 100 sector wings, led by 100 Global Chairs respectively, who further nominate 100 country chairs in 100 countries for global reach and impact. Country chairs further foster communities of 100 influential members directly or through further distributed leadership.
G100-MAC is a G100 wing network of '100 Country Clubs' creating a global circle of Connection, Coalition, Collaboration & Change with influential women (supported by men) in the media arts & communication sector in 100 different countries. We are a global wing out of 100 wings at G100.
Our G100 wing focuses on women in the media arts & communication sector globally. As a multi-disciplinary group of women from different domains of media (creative, broadcast, print, news, digital and electronic), we are fostering a network of women in media with a global, cross-cultural, intersectional and intentional perspective toward economic and social empowerment, as we amplify our impact and celebrate our collective excellence. Together we will define, design and determine a new future for ourselves with equity, inclusion and parity for all.
As representatives of this vibrant, innovative and multi-disciplinary sector, G100 Media Arts & Communication (G100-MAC) brings together women leaders (supported by men) who are forward-thinkers from all areas of media arts and communication domains to explore a variety of issues that greatly impact women: from human rights and women’s leadership to storytelling across platforms and empowering the next generation of women to emerge as creative and communication powerhouses.
We welcome creatives, communicators and media practitioners who support the empowerment of women and believe in the values of care, concern, courage and commitment to humanity. Our projects, campaigns, and events are designed to spark a broader, more transparent dialogue and engagement on issues that have created barriers for women.
Together with our allies and male counterparts, The G100 Denim Club, which has representatives in each G100-MAC Country Club serving as Denim Partners in He-for-She spirit, we seek to find creative answers to the challenges women face. We believe that when one woman rises, we all rise. However, our mission is to ensure we thrive together with gender parity and equality for ALL.
G100-MAC is creating a sister circle, safety net and support network to help women in media arts & communication amplify their impact and leadership capacity. We will join our voices to highlight the social, economic, cultural and professional achievements of women in the media arts & communication sector, and actively counter policies that threaten our core values and rights as women globally. We will proffer solutions and offer normative policy recommendations to multilateral institutions that will help us achieve full gender equality and empowerment of women across all ambits and domains of the media arts sector globally.
By the global leadership of the G100 Global Chair, along with her denim partner, the global advisory council and the inclusive insights fostered by the cross-continental and intersectional networks enabled by the 100 country chairs, and our 100 country club members across the world, G100 will gather a rich repository of expertise and experience with global and grassroots engagement - toward co-creating with the central G100 secretariat, a holistic "Vision Document" the ELLEGOSSSE Framework for policy suggestions and recommendations to multilateral institutions and governments agencies globally.
G100-MAC is non-political, non-religious, non-dogmatic. We have a philanthropic vision and inclusive ethos of mutual empowerment by women helping women in the 'she-for-she' spirit of sisterhood, creating circles of support. Our core values include;
We are aware of the important role that different domains of the media play in framing conversations and narratives aboutwomenin different sectors and how we must elevate and improve the presentation and representation of women better if we are going to foster a gender-equal future in this decade.
We need more women working together in solidarity. Media is at the core of equitable development and having more women play at the centre of leadership in various domains is important to support the development and create balance - in terms of freedom, capacity, and sustainability. We can use our different domains to help facilitate trade and transmit ideas and innovation across boundaries. Our work also supports human development, bringing health, technology, education, culture, arts and information to those who need them.
As gatekeepers of information, content creators, communicators, artists, stakeholders and broadcasters of ideas, news or content; in whichever domain or segment of communication we operate in, we need to improve the way women are seen and heard, by using our platforms to speak out, co-creating synergies for advancement, encouraging women to be part of policy-making, amplify their voices and give them opportunities to claim space for the social and economic benefits of ALL.
G100 is a mutual auspice of the world's largest women's organisation ALL Ladies League (ALL) and is supported by our conference platform, Women Economic Forum (WEF). In the long years through ALL's work, we have learned that there is nothing more powerful than a group of women united in purpose. A group of women, connected in sisterhood, share and care in mutual empowerment - opening unimaginable possibilities for ALL. Alone we strive. Together we thrive. The beautiful success of our various platforms is a testimony and tribute to the power of women’s groups.
Founded and headquartered in India, All Ladies League (ALL) is a registered non-profit organisation with a strong sisterhood of 250,000 women, across 120 countries, en route to our Mission Million via the leadership of all members, chapter chairs and the eminent G100.
ALL chapters are circles of support, driven by a tribe and vibe of sisterhood, uniting women globally as a ‘worldwide web of women’, for empowering our energy, engagement and economic enterprise in all walks of life.
Membership into our sector wing is FREE and ideal for professional women in creative media, broadcast media, print media, news media, electronic media, digital or interactive media across domains like film, television, radio, music & sound, publishing, internet and all media arts & communication segments - i.e. Filmmakers, Screen Actors, Voice Actors, Authors, Music &SoundRecording Artists, Broadcasters (Radio & Television), Speakers, Journalists, Media Personalities, Bloggers, Magazine Editors, Online & Book Publishers, Writers, PodcastHosts, Photographers, Visual and Graphic Designers, Digital Content Creators, Animators, Illustrators, Audio Publishers and any woman working in broadcast media, entertainment, and communication arts.