Announces New Project Aimed at Gender Equality


cleveland.comc.jpg has announced that reporter Mary Kilpatrick, previously of the politics team, will now cover women's issues as part of a new series called "Shatter." The project will explore the gender pay gap and other workplace inequities.

In a post last week, Kilpatrick issued a call for stories and expressed interest in covering, among other things, the gender discrepancy in top corporate positions, the local #MeToo fallout, and stories about women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

'Shatter' refers to the project's ultimate goal: to "shatter the barriers women face to equal treatment, prospects and pay."

"With your help," Kilpatrick wrote, "we will capture the challenges of women in Cleveland, and bring to light the conversations women — and men — are having about these issues."

Kilpatrick said that given the sensitivity of many of the topics, will be open to telling stories anonymously, a practice recently undertaken in the publication's 'A Greater Cleveland' series.

This is an important beat, and we look forward to the coverage. If you have stories that you're eager to share for the project, contact reporter Mary Kilpatrick at mkilpatrick at cleveland dot com. 

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