Thank You For Taking The Time To Visit Why Not Her?

We welcome everyone to the conversation of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, as it’s one that should be had. It is an important issue in our society and culture today. As well as offering Mentorship towards Culture Change within your company, team or organisation, we offer D&I services and training. We have a group of hard-working people who are making huge strides in enacting change.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Despite significant progress towards womxn’s economic independence, we are still economically disadvantaged in many ways. We work towards changing that system by catering towards workshops and training/mentor programmes with teams, companies and people who wish to be part of the solution and who are ready to shift towards Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We do what we do because YOU matter. Regardless of where you come from, the colour of your skin or the society you were born into. We must support and lift each other up, when we work together for a better world, we rise together.

Our Volunteer Work With Gender and Racial Driven Data Reports:

Womxn are still far less likely to be in the labour force and more than four times more likely to work on a part-time basis than men. In Ireland, across all workforces, womxn on average earn less than 14.4 % than men and are less likely to work in occupations that are highest paid. Womxn are 25 times more likely to look after their home and family and leave behind their ambitions.

We have brought to light how disadvantaged womxn and people of colour are within the music industry in Ireland & the UK in comparison to their white male counterparts by publishing a series of Gender and Racial Disparity Data reports.

These reports have set the precipice for a lot of change to come, setting off one of the biggest and most historic equality and diversity movements in Irish and Uk music industry history.

Culture Changers:

We are hoping that by creating awareness around womxn’s inequalities in the areas we highlight (such as gender disparity on the airwaves and across radio broadcasting), better ease and possibility of legislative change can occur with data empowered studies for anyone or organisation who may wish to take matters further.

We have learned that data is power. And with these data research studies and reports, we wish to empower you to be the change you want to see in the world, your community or your country.

The first data report was put together by activist Linda Coogan Byrne with the help of Folk Singer and Artist Áine Tyrrell on the Irish report and Linda Coogan Byrne headed the Uk report with some contributions from Nadia Khan of Womxn In CTRL. The reports that followed have been contributed by Winnie Ama, Margaret E Ward, Cian Sullivan, Bernadette Sexton and Brenda Donohue.

Our Volunteer Work With Gender and Racial Driven Data Reports:

We launched the first report in June 2020 and it went viral, and the Uk report followed in August 2020 to be viewed, shared and exposed to close to 66 million people, as well as trending 5 times on Twitter and being featured in most of the press publications in Ireland and some of the largest publications in the UK.

It exposed a harsh reality that womxn in Ireland & the UK music scene face in the professional playing field. We also published a 20 Year Report on the Irish Singles Chart and how the disparity looked. It wasn’t good.

The thing is this: our diverse talent has always been there, and now through live performances, increased awareness, Spotify playlist inclusions and TV placements, we are getting to hear it but wouldn’t it be brilliant if radio start supporting more womxn? Radio plays a vital role in truly breaking an artist.

When We Work Together, We Rise Together!

We are here to try to ensure that a gender quota and gender equality is realised by enabling those who wish to challenge the government or seek legislative change and arm them with data and facts.

When we come together as a united force of people from all creeds, gender, colour, age and orientation who are no longer accepting inequity and gender bias; anything is possible and we should never ever be afraid to ask the question Why Not Her?