DXE in the News

“Homes, classrooms and workplaces key venues for promoting gender equality”, Shanghai Daily, November 23, 2015

Around the World in 30 Days, The Huffington Post, October 29, 2015

The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender — Do we get it?”, The Huffington Post, The Blog, October 6, 2015

“Pampers and UNICEF Mark One Decade of Saving Mothers and Babies”, Brandchannel, September 28, 2015

“Call to raise female aspirations and promote equality”, Financial Times, June 8, 2015

“Women in Business Q & A”, Huffington Post, May 25, 2015.

“Business Schools are Fighting to Recruit Top Women”, The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2015.

“New Model Army: How Women Are Already Changing the Way We Lead”, The Huffington Post, The Blog, April 17, 2015

“Britain drops out of top 20 in Global Gender Gap Report; now at 26th, its lowest ranking”, Woman-On-Top.com, October 30, 2014.

“What All Nations Can Learn from Gender Economics in China”, Forbes, October 17, 2014.

“Women and Money”,  BizEd magazine, September/October 2014.

“Let’s Be Honest About Gender Discrimination at Business Schools”, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 28, 2014.

“Why We All Should Care About The Women’s Economy”, Forbes, April 15, 2014.

“Why Business Schools Ignore Women”, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 28, 2014.

“Female illiteracy doomed thanks to mobile phones”, Wired.co.uk, March 3, 2014. By Liat Clark.

The Woman Behind the Double X Economy,” Evening Standard, January 23, 2014.  By Rosamund Urwin.

Thinking Big,” Financial Times video series, Winter 2013/14.  Interviewer Andrew Hill.

“Cosmetic Difference:  Lipstick Changes Lives South of the Limpopo,” The Economist, August 18, 2012. 

“African Perspectives: Lipstick Evangelists,” BBC World Service, radio documentary, October, 2012.

Penny Dale, “Avon Ladies in South Africa Explain Their Success,”  BBC News Magazine, October 6, 2012. 

“Selling Avon Cosmetics Helps Women In South Africa Become Financially Independent,” The Economic Times, August 18, 2012.

Linda Scott, “Consumer Goods Among the Poor:  A Blessing or a Scam?” Thinkers 50 blog, September 10, 2012.

Linda Scott and Catherine Dolan, September 6, 2012, “How door-to-door business can empower rather than repress women,The Guardian.

Kate Abbott, “Avon’s ‘Lipstick Evangelism’ Shows Promise in Poverty Fight,” Bloomberg Businessweek, 14 August 2012.  

David Smith, “Avon Calling for South Africa’s Jobless,” The Guardian, 3 July, 2012.

Rebecca Adams, “Avon Helps Women Claim Independence in South Africa, Study Says,” Huffington Post, July 4, 2012. 

My Stupid, Sexist Mistake”. Red Online. April 25, 2012.

Live webchat. Financial Times. December 6, 2011.

“Ten Questions” Interview. Financial Times. December 6, 2011.

“The Double X Factor.” Interbrand’s IQ interview with Andrea Sullivan, executive director of client services, in IQ. December 1, 2011.

“Sisters are Doing It for Themselves.” Business at Oxford. Autumn 2011.

Six ways for charities to build successful partnerships with the private sector” — the Guardian, November 3, 2011

Guidance for philanthropies wanting to partner with corporations, following the example of Pampers and UNICEF.

A New Kind of Benevolence” — Financial Times, October 24, 2011

How Pampers and UNICEF Conquered a Deadly Disease” — Harvard Business Review, October 11, 2011

Linda Scott, Catherine Dolan, and Mary Johnstone-Louis discuss how Pampers and UNICEF have teamed up to fight neonatal tetanus with disposable diapers.

Now Wash Your Hands Please” — BBC Global Business News, March 23, 2010

In this audio clip, Peter Day of BBC Global Business speaks with Professor Scott about making Alwayssanitary pads available to young girls in Africa. You can listen to Professor Scott discuss her plans to introduce sanitary protection to girls in Africa starting at 11:20.

A Strategy for Keeping Girls in African Schools” — New York Times, February 27, 2010

Nicholas Kristof highlights Professor Scott’s study in Ghana, which discovered that girls who were given menstrual pads reduced absenteeism from 21 percent to 9 percent.

Management Briefing: Educating Girls” — The Sunday Times, February 12, 2010

Professor Scott discovered that girls who reached puberty missed up to one out of every four weeks at school. This article discusses how fertility rates, child mortality, and other health issues can be changed by improving the quality of sanitary protection.

New study shows sanitary protection for girls in developing countries may provide a route to raising their educational standards” — Modern Ghana, February 8, 2010

This article discusses the specific contents of Professor Scott’s sanitary pad study in Ghana and the complex set of factors that cause girls in developing countries to miss school.

Keeping Girls in School May be a Matter of Better Sanitary Protection” — Voices of America News, February 1, 2010

Menstruation brings about significant changes for young women, especially for girls in remote villages in Ghana. Professor Scott discusses how taboos and the perception of menstruation keep many girls out of school.

New DP World Chair Announced For the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation” — Dubai World Media Centre, November 8, 2010

Linda Scott is appointed to the newly created post of DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School.

In Bangladesh Women Are Taking A Shopping Network to the VillagesForbes, October 12, 2010

Oxford Professors Linda Scott and Catherine Dolan have been studying Project Shakti, which involves women selling Unilever products in rural areas of Bangladesh. The project has been increasing entrepreneurship among women, as well as helping large corporations identify a broader market.

A Learning Curve” — Financial Times, January 25, 2010

Emphasizing the links between entrepreneurship and education, this article highlights Professor Scott’s work in Ghana and the potential effects that menstruation has on school attendance.

Avon Calling: Could Beauty Be a Path Out of Poverty?” — Fast Company, March 25, 2009

Preliminary findings from Professor Scott’s study on Avon beauty products in South Africa suggest that becoming an Avon sales representative could empower poor women in developing nations.

Thinkers 50” — October 2009

Linda Scott is the Thinkers 50 ‘Thinker of the Month’, and is featured talking about her research and the Double X Economy. See her interview on the video below.

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