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Documentary film screening: Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women in Business tells the story of the exceptional women - past and present - who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven that a woman's place is wherever she believes it to be.

Some of the featured business leaders include Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox and the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company; Sallie Krawcheck, Wall Street powerhouse and current owner of the global networking platform for women, 85 Broads; lifestyle mogul and business magnate Martha Stewart; and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, whose provocative book, Lean In, ignited a national conversation about women, feminism and equality in the workplace.

Featured Women:

  • Ursula Burns
  • Sallie Krawcheck
  • Martha Stewart
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Meg Whitman
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Jennifer Hyman
  • Sara Blakely
  • Shelly Lazarus

Tessie Brown, Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, will facilitate the film screenings and discussions. Previously, she served as counsel for two members of the United States Congress.

She chose this film as many of the themes resonated with her. While working as an aide in Congress, she established the Women'‎s Congressional Staff Association, a bipartisan organization focused on mentoring and professional development for women on Capitol Hill.

Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.

Earlier Event: March 31
American Lit Club: Sherwood Anderson
Later Event: April 3
Teacher Training: Film Scenes
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