This year’s World Radio Day theme is Radio and Sports. Under the sub-theme of Gender Equality in Sports Broadcasting, Inside/Out - An online platform dedicated to female empowerment through sports and wellness joins UNESCO, radio stations and related organizations around the world to celebrate and contribute to this democratic debate.
Gender ratios in sports remain highly unequal around the globe. Currently, women represent only 7% of sportspeople seen, heard or read about in the media. And only 4% of sports coverage focuses primarily on women.
In an effort to recognize these challenges, while simultaneously encouraging constructive conversation, we have invited Molly Schiot to join us. Molly is an LA-based artist, director and the creative force behind the celebrated Instagram account The Unsung Heroines. Her subsequent book Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History, is a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the 20th century.
We hope you enjoy the following conversation about sports, gender stereotypes and – most importantly – promoting equal opportunities for women in sports, media and beyond.
(The podcast is only available in English).
Inside/Out Conversation with Molly Schiot for World Radio Day (in english only)
Journalist: Alison Beckner, Production: Nouvelles Écoutes, Music: Arianna Solare