MISS REPRESENTATION: Film Screening and Women’s Leadership Circle Networking Reception
|Date:||Thursday, July 12, 2012|
|Time:||Registration and networking reception: 5 – 6 p.m.
Film screening: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Ticket includes one drink and light refreshments
|Location:||CBC Studio 700
700 Hamilton Street
|Tickets:||Members:||$49 + HST|
|Non-members:||$75 + HST [Buy three non-member tickets, get the fourth free!]|
|Online registration ends:||July 10 – after this date, please contact: email@example.com|
Bring your friends! Bring your daughters! Join The Vancouver Board of Trade Women’s Leadership Circle for a special networking event featuring the powerful film Miss Representation.
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in North America.
The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics such as Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. www.missrepresentation.org
After the screening, learn more through an informative discussion on women and media with panelists:
- Candace Newton, founder of Unlocking Secrets for Women
- Chantelle Krish, manager, advocacy and public relations, YWCA Metro Vancouver
- Darlene Forst, president of Skydance Entertainment
- Elise Reese, transaction tax partner, Ernst & Young and chair, The Vancouver Board of Trade Government Budget & Finance Committee