Women’s conference inspires ladies who ‘Dare To Be’

Share: “Dare to be” was this year’s theme for the 7th annual LA County Women’s Leadership Conference held last Thursday at the Pasadena Civic Center. In its biggest turnout yet, over 900 attendees took part in a variety of notable speakers and networking opportunities. From Noelia Rodriguez, who currently works in government relations and formerly served as Laura Bush’s press secretary, to Surina Khan, CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California, essentially, each speaker “dared” attendees to do something. Follow:

Women in Film: Underrepresented and Oversexualized

Share: A recent study, amongst a series of four performed in the last decade, shows a decrease of women represented in film, along with a simultaneous increased pervasiveness of sexualization and objectification of women and girls. The study report, entitled ”Gender Inequality in 500 Popular Films”, was conducted by four professors of the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California (USC), and focused on gender in 100 top grossing films from the years 2007 to 2012. The USC study’s emphasis was on …