Kelowna Chamber celebrates International Women’s Day

Local business women invited to attend showing of the documentary, Miss Representation, on March 4.

  • Feb. 28, 2015 12:00 p.m.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is inviting business women from around the community to join for a showing of the thought provoking film, Miss Representation.

This evening event will include decadent desserts, teas, and coffee, as well as the opportunity to share meaningful discussion surrounding the challenges women face in leadership roles today.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in 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.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, and Katie Couric. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

This screening will take place on March 4t  at Centre for Arts and Technology , 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased through the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce events calendar. For assistance or questions please email Stephanie@kelownachamber.org or call 250-469-7357. This evening is a part of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Network programming.

 

 

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