It’s lonely at the top for women.
There are too many instances where women are represented by a single female. In business, music, art and media, women rarely outnumber men.
In October 2015 the British edition of Elle Magazine made headlines when the publication released a 45-second video on its website that starkly depicted the under-representation of women in positions of power globally.
In the video, men are scrubbed out of pictures of various gatherings of world leaders to show the lack of women in influential positions.
Among the highlights: A photo where Lena Dunham stands alone as the only woman in an SNL skit; one where Queen Elizabeth is shown alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and several empty seats at the 2009 G-20 summit in London; and another of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sitting alone in the infamous May 2011 photo taken in the White House situation room on the night that Osama bin Laden was killed.
ELLE UK’s Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Candy, who called the photos both powerful and jarring, said:
There’s a huge gender gap all around the world in places of power where women are needed, and we felt that the only way to highlight that was