Leadership Women Goes to Hollywood

Join Leadership Women for an exclusive screening of the new documentary “Still Working 9 to 5” in Hollywood on September 18, 2022. This exclusive screening includes a private panel discussion with the film makers and iconic feminist activist Zoe Nicholson!

This full-length documentary examines the 40-year evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since the iconic comedy “9 to 5,” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton was released in 1980.  As the film makers explain, “The documentary opens with the deconstruction of the original “9 to 5” film and why it shone a light on gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace in the late 1970s. We discover how the concept for the film rose out of the women’s movement and Jane Fonda’s close friendship with fellow activist Karen Nussbaum and how, in 1973, Karen, along with her friend Ellen Cassedy, established the 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, after experiencing many workplace indignities. We explore the seminal history of the organization, hosting informal get-togethers for female office workers who, during lunch breaks, shared their experiences of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses; low wages, degrading job tasks and being overlooked for deserved promotions. Such workplace indignities (rarely experienced by men) needed to be addressed,” and the women who frequented these meetings finally had an opportunity to brainstorm together on ways to create change without jeopardizing their careers.

The 4:30 p.m. showing will be Leadership Women, Inc. only.  Your $95 admission fee provides access to the screening, a Q&A session with the film makers and Zoe Nicholson (feminist activist and author) and time with fellow Leadership Women graduates and guests.

But wait…there’s more… if you are a member of Leadership Women, we cordially invite you to join us for the final session of Leadership America (September 18-20, 2022).  So, whether you live in California or New York, you are welcome to join us for this one event or stay for some or all of the Leadership America session.  A great way to check out a new documentary, discuss the on-going struggle for gender equality and learn more about the issues we will examine during the LA2022 Los Angeles session.

To register for just the screening or for the screening and/or Leadership America, simply click Still Working 9 to 5 Screening.

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