DFW Co-founder Marsha Wallace explores what it takes for lasting change to take hold. In a blog post this month, Marsha notes, "Our goal of gender equality requires both top- down and bottom-up approaches. Top-down change comes from a state, national or global level. Governments, with their ability to write and enforce laws, impose punishment and offer benefits for socially acceptable behavior, are major drivers to promote change. They provide the “societal scaffolding” that supports initiatives at the grassroots level."
If long overdue change will come, it will be because both of these elements come together "creating a positive feedback loop" to "lead to effective results."