header image

JUL 12: MISS REPRESENTATION Film Screening and WLC Networking Reception

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: reservations@boardoftrade.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

Presenting Sponsor:







One response to “JUL 12: MISS REPRESENTATION Film Screening and WLC Networking Reception”

  1. Vicky

    This is the best film we have ever seen about life in the Rockies and the pull that the backcountry has on one’s soul. You told the story with care, compssaion and empathy, and the participation of the family and the team at the Lodge was very moving. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the theater at the end of the film. There was a huge outpouring of emotion when the family took the stage, and this was due, no doubt, to the caring and sensitive way you, and they, allowed the story to unfold. It will definitely get our vote as the Best Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2010. Well done.

Post Comment

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

2010-2015 NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC and Yukon Region)
2054 - 6250 Applied Science Lane,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.827.4090
Fax: 604.822.2403

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia