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Maria Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers [Source]
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The global publishing industry boasts a lot of brilliant, inspiring, and courageous women, but not enough of them are in the leadership level, a situation many stakeholders are working hard to redress. Events such as the PublisHer’s dinner give aspiring women the opportunity to network, create momentum, and to push the needle toward a more inclusive and diverse representation at the top of publishing companies around the world.
Bodour Al Qasimi, Vice President, International Publishers Association [Source]
In South Africa, it’s a bit different. The boards are largely male, and the biggest publishers in the country are a big-boys’ club, but in general, there are a lot of women. But overall, in terms of [gender] diversity, women are seldom allowed into the boardroom. Women have to fight to sit in places where they can negotiate. Basically put, the men love power, they love position.
Thabiso Mahlape, Founder, BlackBird Books [Source]
Seeing the seemingly immovable monolith of publishing being so white, so female–in the middle and bottom of the pyramid–so upper-middle class, so London-centric, so seemingly heteronormative and of a certain physicality, makes me realize that in the nascent publishing industry developing on the African continent, we must not make the same mistake. We can’t allow the monolithic representation of publishing in the UK to become entrenched in Nigeria.
Bibi Bakare-Yusef, Founder, Cassava Republic Press [Source]