As part of an effort to remind people that women have not yet reached full parity in terms of gender equality, starting March 8 (International Women’s Day) and running through today (March 9), 185 iHeartMedia radio stations will play clips of songs by popular female artists — without the female vocal track. This is to symbolically demonstrate that women are “not there yet” and to show what the world would be like without their contributions.
Additionally, Clear Channel Outdoor will remove female images from outdoor ads in Times Square and at other high impact New York locations.
The newly launched website features celebrities including Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Jenny Slate, Padma Lakshmi and Sienna Miller, giving facts on gender equality and aiming to inspire global action.
“We are taking a collective stand that full participation for women and girls anywhere and everywhere remains the unfinished business of the 21st century,” said Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton.
IHeartMedia serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD Radio digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. is an outdoor advertising company, with more than 750,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents.
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.