Women are noticeably absent from many prominent parts of public life - from comedy panel shows to the benches of politics. Or if they are there, they are in the minority. Now British Elle magazine has started a campaign, called #MoreWomen, in a bid to boost the number of women sitting around society's top tables. In it we see Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton alone in meeting rooms; television shows featuring only a smattering of people; House of Commons benches uncomfortably empty and Emma Watson all on her own at the UN. [caption id="attachment_42686" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Merkel looks pretty lonely, having a meeting with herself Photo: ELLE UK[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 42690 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 620 "]The House of Commons looks quite empty with no men in it Photo: ELLE UK[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 42689 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 620 "]It ' s quite rude that no one showed up to see the Queen Photo: ELLE UK[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 42688 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 620 "]This doesn ' t look like a very exciting episode of University Challenge Photo: ELLE UK[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 42687 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 620 "] Emma Watson doesn't have anyone flanking her in this UN meeting Photo: ELLE UK[/caption]