LeanIn.Org & Getty Team Up To Create More Empowering Stock Images For Women

This has me excited. So tired of searching “professional black woman” images only to see the same generic business suit and plastered smile. Go Getty!


leanin-getty “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” author, Sheryl Sandberg has teamed up with Getty images to offer a special collection of images that represent women and families in more empowering ways.

“When we see images of women and girls and men, they often fall into the stereotypes that we’re trying to overcome, and you can’t be what you can’t see,” Ms. Sandberg said in an interview. The current stock images of women on Getty feed into old-fashioned stereotypes and Ms. Sandberg claims that the ubiquity of these images is hurting girls and women because of their stereotypical imagery. These images are in heavy demand as the three most-searched terms in Getty’s image database are “women,” “business” and “family.”

The LeanIn/Getty site says:

We are proud to present the Lean In Collection, a library of images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and the people…

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