The Election Nerds celebrates International Women’s Day today, 8th March 2016. The theme of which is the Pledge for Parity in women’s social, economic, and political representation (#PledgeforParity).
In the spirit of the Pledge, we’ve crunched our numbers to ask: how well does the Election Nerds include and represent women’s voices.
On the surface, our performance looks good. We have equal representation of men and women as show hosts. That’s great!
Since 2013 we have had 17 unique female guests and 24 male guests (41.5% to 58.5%), which is less great.
But our male guests come on more often, so in terms of appearances, our ratio is 35% to 65% female to male guest appearances. That’s terrible!
So the Election Nerds is Taking the Pledge to turn that performance around by the time we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.