My dear GFPs
, hello! And welcome once again to your default female oasis in a default male world. Hooray!
Quick heads up before we get going that I will be taking the next two weeks off writing this newsletter as I am finally making the AB an honest man…in FIVE DAYS 😱
Don’t worry I’m sure all the researchers and companies will behave while we’re away….and in the meantime I’m giving you a BUMPER EDITION to keep you going.
ALSO IN THE MEANTIME, I have a favour to ask. I want to know more about who you all are! I know there are GFPs from all over the world, but I don’t know how many and exactly which countries. So far I’ve counted (from emails I’ve received) GFPs in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Brazil, even at least one in Finland! I know we have a few male GFPs knocking about, but how many of you are there REALLY. How old are you all?! I have received emails from GFPs in their teens and their 80s! So I know we are a wide and varied bunch but I’d like to know MORE. I mean, I am the data lady after all.
This is mainly for newsletter planning purposes, for example, countries I might focus on depending on how many GFPs are located there. It’s also to help me plan the members area and how I want to structure and segment that. I’m going to be asking for demographic info, but I also will be asking some more open-ended questions. You don’t have to answer all the questions if you don’t want, or if some don’t feel applicable to you. Just whatever you want to share.
And for full transparency, as you know I’m trying to figure out ways to make the work that goes into this newsletter financially sustainable. Part of that is of course the membership scheme and THANK YOU SO MUCH
to everyone who has signed up so far (if you haven’t got around to it yet, now is a very good time!)
However I am also exploring potential sponsorship ideas, obviously only with companies who actually design things that a) women want/need, b) work for women, and c) use actual data collected on actual women, and as we know that list is not exactly extensive so so we’ll see how that goes….(although if you do work for such a company, hit reply, we should work together!)
But in any case, for those purposes it would be really useful to have some demographic data so potential sponsors know where my readers come from. This would be shared ENTIRELY anonymously
(and in fact I have made the survey itself entirely anonymous so even I won’t know who you are or have your IP or anything) and would be restricted to demographic data, (so age, location, sex/gender*); the other questions I may ask, like if you’ve read Invisible Women,
or if you have any kids, are purely for my planning purposes and won’t be shared with sponsors. And, of course, the survey is completely optional. But I would be very grateful if as many of you as possible filled it out
Thank you all very much in advance! I’m really excited to get to know more about you all 😍✊