Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Big ideas #InequalityIs A conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you, using #InequalityIs. "Inequality is the fact that Africa has one of the lowest enrollment rates in tertiary education in the world." Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, Founder, 8B Education Investment Fund Watch Video (1:49) "Inequality is not having access to basic public services." Carlos Moscoso Perea, Mayor of Cusco, Peru Watch Video (1:28) "Inequality is a human developed condition, which means that we can undo it" Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Watch Video (2:07) "Inequality is a driver of social instability" Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, Mayor of Medellín, Colombia Watch Video (1:55) "To undo inequality, we have to tell more people's stories" Jeff Chang, Author and Music Critic Watch Video (2:07) "Inequality separates people from the resources and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential" Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab Watch Video (1:54) "Inequality is an institutional assault on human dignity" Teddy Cruz, Architect and Artist Watch Video (1:46) "Equality is not justice" Carmen Vasquez, LGBT Activist and Organizer Watch Video (2:00) "Inequality results from development that is not sustainable" Edward Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Watch Video (1:25) "Inequality is not having a place in the creation of public policy" Edgar Mora Altamirano, Mayor, Curridabat, Costa Rica Watch Video (2:00) "Inequality is when a small number of people determine the future of great social questions." Gara LaMarche, President, Democracy Alliance Watch Video (2:15) "Inequality is a lack of faith in one another." Max Kenner, Founder and executive director, Bard Prison Initiative Watch Video (2:11) “Inequality is exclusion. Exclusion is disabling, not the disability itself.” Tiffany Yu, Founder, Diversability Watch Video (2:37) "Inequality is the greatest suffering immigrants face." Ana Canengez, Motel Housekeeper Watch Video (1:44) "Inequality is a structural force that makes some voices powerful and other voices silent." Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color Of Change Watch Video (1:37) "Inequality is when a community is targeted based on their race, religion, or origin." Linda Sarsour, Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist Watch Video (1:56) "Social entrepreneurs play a key role in dealing with inequality." Radhika Shah, Vice President, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Watch Video (1:25) “Inequality is an unjust system.” Usher Raymond, Musician Watch Video (1:33) "Inequality is driven by government policies." Amy Brown, Former Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government Watch Video (1:38) "The greatest inequality is that between a man and a woman." Fatimetou Abdel Malick, Mayor, Tevragh-zeina, Mauritania Watch Video (1:57) "Inequality is when multinational corporations pay less taxes—or no tax at all.” Zitto Kabwe, Member of Parliament, Tanzania Watch Video (1:44) “Extending equality of opportunity means uncaging human potential.” Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Watch Video (1:39) "At it’s core, inequality is not being seen." Luis Mella Gajardo, Mayor, Quillota, Chile Watch Video (1:55) “You end inequality by acknowledging your privileges.” Hari Kondabolu, Comedian Watch Video (1:52) "Inequality of access to a working health system has repercussions that are desperately sad and difficult." Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Gates Foundation Watch Video (1:20) "Social justice is good for business." Richard Branson, Philanthropist and Founder, Virgin Group Watch Video (1:25) “We have opportunities within cities, under enlightened leadership, to address inequality head-on.” Watch Video (1:27) “Inequality is growing up in a world where you don't see yourself reflected.” Favianna Rodriguez, Executive director, CultureStrike Watch Video (1:42) "Inequality is the imbalance between the cost of living and the wages people can earn." Jilly Stephens, Executive director, City Harvest Watch Video (1:20) “At its core, climate change is about inequality.” May Boeve, Co-founder and executive director, 350.org Watch Video (1:55) "Inequality is a choice.” Joseph Stiglitz, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Watch Video (2:07) “Without health, we will not have equity.” Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Watch Video (1:33) "Women face incredible hurdles in this journey to equality." Reeta Roy, President and CEO, MasterCard Foundation Watch Video (1:26) “I’ve been poor all my life." Willie Baptist, Educator and organizer, Kairos Center Watch Video (1:30) "If you want to have an inclusive society, schools need to be inclusive." Gowri Ishwaran, CEO, Global Education and Leadership Foundation Watch Video (1:35) "Why are we on this planet? Are we here just to make money?" Martin Whittaker, CEO, JUST Capital Watch Video (1:43) "There is no such thing as a competition of tears." Gloria Steinem, Writer and activist Watch Video (1:38) "Stigma and discrimination are a form of inequality." Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation Watch Video (1:16) "Inequality is a two-way street. My equality is tied to your equality." Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder, Define American Watch Video (1:41) "If we’re really going to come out of poverty in Africa...we need to create jobs more than anything else." Fred Swaniker, Founder, African Leadership Academy Watch Video (1:27) "When three and half million people are excluded from access to their legal systems, that’s inequality." Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever Watch Video (1:06) "When you tolerate racial inequalities for generations, they become part of the culture." Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative Watch Video (1:57) "I see the experience of caregivers in this country as emblematic of inequality today." Ai-jen Poo Watch Video (2:01) "I think the role of an artist in society is to highlight the things we'd rather ignore." Hank Willis Thomas, Visual artist Watch Video (1:30) "Business cannot thrive on a planet where there is gross inequality." Rajiv Joshi, Managing Director, The B Team Watch Video (1:36) "Inequality is an imbalance in the human system." Martha Redbone, Singer and songwriter Watch Video (1:40) Ideas From Ford How capitalism can be a force for greater good Martin Whittaker JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker answered five questions about the agenda at Davos and the role of business in building a more fair and equitable world. At Davos, let’s not have yesterday’s conversation about inequality Xavier de Souza Briggs As world leaders, CEOs, and intellectuals make their way to Davos for the World Economic Forum, let’s not have yesterday’s conversation about inequality. 43 years after Roe v. Wade, why we (still) need reproductive justice Lourdes A. Rivera 43 years after Roe v. Wade, reproductive justice is as important as ever, and goes beyond the right to abortion and contraception. Three business leaders on how capitalism and the 1% can help fight inequality Paul Polman, Rajiv Joshi, and Martin Whittaker on how capitalism and the 1% can help fight inequality. - Hide+ Show More Ideas From Around The Web Here is why the top 2% of society should help the other 98% Business Insider Unilever CEO Paul Polman on why inequality is bad for business and society. Why Should The 99% Care What The 1% Are Thinking? Fast Company In an op-ed for Fast Company, Martin Whittaker of JUST Capital explains why regular folks should care about what happens at wealthy gatherings like Davos. Behind-the-Scenes of #InequalityIs Center for Global Development A preview of Center for Global Development senior fellow and migration economist Michael Clemens filming his #InequalityIs video. Join The Conversation What does inequality mean to you? 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