Missing Perspectives

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Missing Perspectives: Driving gender equality in the news industry  

Did you know that in the news:

  • Only 15% of protagonists are female
  • 70% of people seen, quoted and heard are male
  • 80% of ‘expert’ sources are male?

The situation is worse for women under 30.

Missing Perspectives is a media tech company that’s filling the gap in young female storytelling across news and entertainment.

We started with a global newsroom that delivers original news and content for women. It now reaches up to 1.5 million people in over 120 countries.

The social impact we drive is real—and is widely recognised, resulting in milestones like a multi-year partnership with MECCA and Google.

We’re stepping up our efforts with a tech product. As a first-of-its-kind SaaS solution, our app connects young female reporters and content creators with leading newsrooms.

Missing Perspectives Directory, a Google-funded app

Our app was designed to help close the gender gap in news and entertainment—and was funded by Google and a US-based Impact Fund.

Through the app, leading newsrooms around the world can seamlessly filter and book young female reporters and content creators.

The Directory will be launching across Australia and North America in May 2024.

The Missing Perspectives team: women lifting women

We are a small Australian-based team of young female leaders across media, tech and entertainment.

  • Phoebe Saintilan, a human rights policy advisor and lawyer
  • Hannah Diviney, a leading disability activist and author
  • Alicia Vrajlal, former Senior Culture Editor at Refinery29 and the Huffington Post
  • Natasha Gillezeau, a Product Manager formerly at the Australian Financial Review and the AFR.

The future is female—but we need your support

26% of Gen Z women said that they were underrepresented in the news—and this is not acceptable.

We want to fundamentally change the news and media industry—and centre young female reporters and content creators in a traditionally male-dominated space.

Ultimately, our aim is for the Missing Perspectives Directory to be business-as-usual for media enterprises around the world.

Help us reach, connect and amplify more female voices in news and media

We are raising $20,000 to help us:

  • invest in reporting and opinion pieces from young female reporters and content creators
  • scale the Missing Perspectives Directory app to grow our database of both reporters and creators and newsrooms.

We also aim to expand into new markets and explore long-term commercial partnerships with newsrooms. In the long-term, we strive to sell to an ideal acquirer that resonates with our mission.

Join us in elevating young female reporters and content creators—and drive gender equality in a male-dominated industry.


Empowerment Ambassador - $50.00

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Take your support to the next level with a $50 donation (If I don’t have $50 already)! By becoming an Empowerment Ambassador, you’re investing in the future of female voices in media tech. Your contribution will empower women to lead, innovate, and drive positive change in the media landscape. Thank you for championing gender equality and amplifying diverse perspectives!

Bonus Reward : Newsletter Shout – We’ll give you a shoutout in our flagship fortnightly newsletter, Level The Field.

Media Advocate - $20

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Elevate our cause with a $20 donation! Your generosity will play a crucial role in advocating for increased representation of women in media. Join us in reshaping the narrative and promoting diversity and inclusion.

Voice Amplifier - $10

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Make a difference with a $10 donation! Your contribution will directly fuel our mission to amplify female voices in the media industry. Every dollar counts towards empowering women to share their stories and perspectives.

Receive personal updates from reporters - $100

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