[By Michelle Dunn, CPS Associate Director Marketing and Communications] Listen up ladies; we’ve got work to do! Did you know that 18 Fortune 500 companies are run by female CEOs? Although this is a record high for women in history, that’s less than four percent! If this fact doesn’t cause you to raise an eyebrow, then maybe some of the more practical statistics in Miss Representation will hit closer to home.
“Miss Representation” is an insightful documentary from director Jennifer Siebel Newsom that explores the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and examines how women are portrayed by the media. It includes interviews with famous influential women such as Katie Couric and Geena Davis and also features sound bites from your everyday businessman and high school teenager. It’s good food for thought for both women and men alike.
More than any other documentary I’ve watched, this film urges the viewer to take responsibility and do something. Nowhere does it suggest that you need to be a Fortune 500 executive to make a difference in this world. This film spoke to me—as a woman, an ethnic minority in Colorado, a middle manager determining whether to climb the corporate ladder and how to do that without sacrificing integrity, a daughter, a sister, and a human being sharing this planet with other females.
I am so excited that there will be a free screening of Miss Representation at Regis University during Women’s History Month in March. University Relations, Diversity, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Regis student chapter of the American Association for University Women came together to sponsor this event. I’m confident that the message of this documentary will resonate in the Regis community and culture that I’m blessed to work within.
BE INFLUENTIAL. That’s the College for Professional Studies marketing campaign that I support with every move I make at Regis. As the campaign suggests, it’s possible to do that in big and small ways…and it all counts. As a marketing professional, I couldn’t help but notice how the social responsibility message of the campaign parallels the message in the film.
So listen up everyone! Check out the free screening of Miss Representation at Regis. This documentary has an important message for every human being sharing this planet with the great women of the world.
|When:||March 26, 2012 8:00 pm|
|Venue:||Regis University, Science Center Amphitheater|
3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, 80221