It's no secret that men have long dominated the fields of business, politics, media and the arts—but the dramatic inequalities become all the more impactful when we have visual evidence to aid our understanding.
With a goal to "celebrate the global power of women's collectives in a playful, engaging way" Elle UK has initiated the #MoreWomen campaign as accompaniment to the magazine's Feminism Issue for November. In an effort to portray the stories and importance of the strong, successful women who have acted as representatives for the rest of the female population throughout the years, Elle created the below video. The inspiring reel shows a series of before and after images: first the scene as it actually occurred, and the people who were actually present, followed by a second look with the male figures Photoshopped out.
We're reminded how rare it is for women to match, let alone outnumber their male colleagues—and how powerful the influence of a few individuals can be to generate positive change and support for all.
"The story of how women in positions of strength continually support and empower each other is consistently ignored while the myth that we pit ourselves against each other perpetuates," the Elle UK editors explain. "We want to change this narrative in our Feminism issue and create a more positive conversation—to reflect the power of women, and to support and grow each other as we push for global equality."