A movie night, organised by Women in Engineering WA Division proved to be a very successful event for the group.
“Miss Representation” is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film 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 herself.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics were featured.
Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
The event was sponsored by Aurecon and $1800 was raised for Breast Cancer Care WA. The event was co-badged with Women in Engineering Curtin Division (WiECD).
The speakers that opened the night were Anne Carter Preston, Volunteer Coordinator from Breast Cancer Care WA and Rebecca Hollett, Associate from Aurecon.
By Ksenija Stanic-Colic
WiEWAPublicity and Marketing Coordinator