Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including being on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches and by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st Century.” Tiffany’s new film 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power, premiered live at TEDWomen, at 275 TEDx’s globally, and on Refinery29. It will be the centerpiece film for the upcoming 50/50 Day on May 10th at screenings and discussions around the globe about getting to a more gender balanced world. TED Conferences published her first book, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, and she runs the Let it Ripple film studio in San Francisco. Their global initiative Character Day which features films on character development (including her films The Science of Character, The Making of a Mensch& The Adaptable Mind) had over 90,000 screening events in 125 countries and all 50 states last fall. The 4th Annual Character Day is set for Sept 13th. Find Tiffany on Twitter @tiffanyshlain
Recently, it’s been easy to feel there are forces conspiring to drag the women’s movement backwards. In moments like these, backwards is a good place to look, to gain some perspective. We need to see where we really are on the arc of history, feel the momentum of that past, and then swiftly turn our gaze to the future, so we never stop envisioning the world we want to see and what it’s going to take to get there. The world I want to see is 50/50: a more gender-balanced world. And not just in politics and board rooms, truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone.
I know I felt the full force of women’s strength, first as I stood with my husband and two daughters, crammed tightly at the Women’s March on Washington on Jan 21, 2017, and again yesterday for International... Read more