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  1. Women and Girls Lead Activities Kick Off International Women's Day

    March 7, 2012

    Maria Hinojosa, Women and Girls Lead advisory board member and host of NPR's Latino USA, gave an inspiring keynote address at the Women's International Perspective event on March 4 at Monterey Peninsula College in California.The symposium, called Media as an Instrument for Change, included a dynamic panel of gender and media experts focused on the

  2. Women & Girls Lead Us Into Women's History Month

    March 1, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead kicks off Women’s History Month with a new website, an online film festival, and three high-profile events honoring International Women’s Day. The Women and Girls Lead public media initiative is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in style with a whole new set of activities to engage audiences on

  3. Lioness Filmmakers Respond to Pentagon Announcement

    February 15, 2012

    On February 9th, 2012, the Pentagon unveiled plans to allow women to serve in jobs that would put them closer to the front lines but still block them from all-male infantry, armor, and special-operation units. Although represented by the Pentagon as “the beginning, not the end, of a process,” this current action does little more than bring policy in line

  4. Women and Girls Lead & Athena Film Festival Present, "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"

    January 30, 2012

    Women and Girls Lead is happy to announce an exciting partnership with the Athena Film Festival on the film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. The documentary will air on Independent Lens on February 2.The Athena Film Festival  is a celebration of women and leadership, and the only film festival in the nation to focus its content on women’s leadership.

  5. Filmmaker Lisa Merton Reflects on the Legacy of Wangari Maathai

    January 3, 2012

    Lisa Merton, producer of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, attended the Nobel laureate and environmental activist's funeral in Kenya in October. Merton offered BTB this report on Maathai's legacy. Taking Root will be rebroadcast on Independent Lens on January 5.Wangari Muta Maathai, the first African woman and the first environmentalist