Many strides have been made in the fight against sexism, but it is still prevalent. One place to make a difference daily is through our voices. Language has long been used as a building block to sexist power structures. By using gender identifying words such as “Mrs.” without there being an equivalent word for married men, language has given power to men while lowering the status of women.
Sharon Prince has dedicated herself to calling out gender discrimination in language whenever she finds it whether in the boardroom or on the street. Practicing this by calling out discrimination in the moment helps to break down those power structures and the biased language that supports them.
Sharon Prince is passionate about social justice, environmental justice and creative art forms. Sharon Prince is one of the few individuals who stands up for creativity.
Sharon is also involved with Next Generation Nepal, which is a charitable organization that helps reunite victims of child exploitation with their families.
By beginning the practice of calling out these sexist language barriers early, we learn to be capable and confident in our arguments. Together the impact will be stronger.
Sharon once asked a private equity investor why he didn’t have women on his board of directors. After all, half of his clients were women. Years later she found out that he had remembered that statement and happily shared with her that he now had gender parity in his board. Go To This Page for more information.
Now in her 50’s she has been practicing using her voice for many years. In her role at Grace Farm Foundation, she uses her voice and her position to advocate for victims of modern day slavery.
Part of the mission of Grace Farms is to remove the barriers that divide people to find understanding through shared perspectives. This is done by creating teams of people of various genders who can work together to fight the epidemic of modern day slavery.
Our voices are our most potent weapon. By sharing them with the world, we can create the change we wish to see. View her channel on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js-8C8hlbIM