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Crowdsourcing: The Great Gender Equalizer? [Video]
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Crowdsourcing: The Great Gender Equalizer? [Video]

Crowdsourcing is being used in many different ways, from solving funding problems to generating new ideas on how to solve old challenges.

Lina Thomsgard, founder of the Swedish non-profit Rättviseförmedlingen (Equalisters), thinks that the crowd can also help rid the world of gender inequality.

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Thomsgard’s non-profit uses collective intelligence of the crowd to find females to speak at conferences, in the media, and everywhere else.

“Equalisters is an equality project aiming to correct the imbalances of representation in media, culture, business, and other contexts,” the non-profit claims. “We believe that when it comes to including competent women and people from other underrepresented groups, excuses that claim that ‘there just weren’t any,’ [is] no longer good enough.”

Thomsgard recently shared the non-profit’s creation story and why she believes it is a worthwhile cause at TEDxUppsalaUniversity. Equalisters is an intuitive and worthwhile non-profit that makes use of the crowd in a great way, so check out Thomsgard’s TEDx talk below.

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