On Wednesday, May 10, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) joins thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes in a global conversation about what it will take to achieve a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home and more.
50/50 Day is presented in conjunction with worldwide screenings and conversations inspired by the 2016 documentary 50/50, which examines the often-neglected history of women trailblazers and outlines key reforms for building a more equal future. Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain provided the film’s creative vision. Using her signature cinematic-thought-essay style in directing the film, Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore where we really are on the greater arc of the history of women and power. What will it take to reach a 50/50 world—not just in politics and board rooms, but in truly shifting the gender balance to be better for everyone?
After the screening of 50/50 at NMWA, Isisara Bey, executive producer, March on Washington Film Festival; Leila Hessini, head of strategic grant making and movement building, Global Fund for Women; Laura Liswood, secretary general, Council of Women World Leaders, and former advisor, Goldman Sachs; and Gwen Young, director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center, will join in a conversation moderated by young women leaders from Washington, D.C., including Tiffany Cross, managing editor & curator of THE BEAT DC; Soraya Eid and Carly Gamson of Georgetown’s OWN IT Summit Leadership Team; and Olivia Trice of Girl Power Meetups.
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets are currently sold out, but unclaimed tickets will be released at 6:20 p.m.