RA News: Spotify and SoundGirls launch database for women in audio production

RA News: Spotify and SoundGirls launch database for women in audio production. “The initiative aims to bring gender parity to the music industry at a time when less than five percent of all audio professionals are estimated to be women. The free online database is a place to showcase work and build connections and serves as a tool for those looking to hire.”

The Guardian: Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

The Guardian: Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests. “In an email to staff on Thursday, [Sundar] Pichai said Google would end forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims, revamp its investigations process, share data on harassment claims and outcomes, and provide new support systems for people who come forward. The announcement is a notable achievement for employees who organized roughly 20,000 workers to walk out of the corporation’s offices across 50 cities last week.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Sydney Morning Herald: Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women. “Thousands of Google workers around the world walked off the job on Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. The walkout comes a week after the New York Times revealed that Google had suppressed allegations of sexual misconduct against several of its executives, including Andy Rubin, the creator of the company’s Android software.”

Hyperallergic: A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries

Hyperallergic: A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries. “‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,’ Virginia Woolf famously said from a college lecture podium in 1928, in what later evolved into a major feminist book. Surely, those two amenities would facilitate the career of many a woman visual artist, too. But even the privileged combination of financial independence and a studio (plus talent, of course) hasn’t been enough to secure many female creatives a place in the pantheon of art history.”