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Abolish Manels

We refuse to believe that women can’t speak at events. We refuse to believe that there are not enough women out there to speak on various topics. We believe that women can and should be in positions of power.

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MANELs against corruption: highlighting injustice with all male panels at 17th IACC

This thought kept running in my head while I was sitting in the many MANELs (all male-panels) at the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Panama.

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The Open Heroines Guide for the Guy Who Got Stuck on a Manel

When we started Open Heroines, one thing on our minds was that we consistently weren’t seeing enough women speaking at conferences and events.

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A Panel of One’s Own

Recently, an unintended manel at the Paris Peace Forum led Open Heroines to write a Guide to the Guy Who Got Stuck on a Manel.

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