Tag: Womens History Month

TV Creator Profile: Shonda Rhimes

  Like in film, women are criminally underrepresented on the creative side of television production. Creators, producers, and writers on most major shows, for whatever reason, tend to be men. One major exception is writer/producer/director Shonda Rhimes.   Since beginning her career in the business back in 1995, Rhimes has worked on several of the… Read More

#BanBossy: The Movement for Female Leadership

  When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Bossy sends a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up… Together we can encourage girls to lead.   This heartwarming and noble message has slowly been stretching across the United… Read More

Film Director Profile: Kathryn Bigelow

Few female filmmakers have left a bigger mark on cinema than Kathryn Bigelow. A painter turned director, Bigelow was the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, and has made landmark films such as “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Over the last thirty years, Bigelow has made several impressive films,… Read More

Movie Review: Brave

Disney’s “Brave” represented a number of firsts for Pixar when the film was released back in the summer of 2012. It was the first time the studio had tackled fairy tale material, it was the first time a woman would be directing for them, and it was the first time that their film would feature… Read More

Film Director Profile: Brenda Chapman

Few women have had a greater impact on the animation world in the last 20 years than Brenda Chapman. A Disney and DreamWorks veteran, she is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and she has had a long, successful career in the industry since joining Disney in the 1980s.  … Read More

Screenwriter Profile: Diablo Cody

With the release of “Juno” back in 2007, Diablo Cody launched on to the scene in a big way. A tiny little indie directed by Jason Reitman, “Juno” did surprisingly good numbers at the box office and impressed critics and audiences alike. The film earned Cody an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and gave… Read More

Fashion Spotlight: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is one of the most successful supermodels in the world. Banks started modeling at a young age of 17 after she was spotted by a French modeling scout who offered her a career-changing opportunity to hit the catwalk in the couture shows across Paris.     In 1996, at the age of 23,… Read More

Editorial: WomenWerk Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration that occurs yearly on March 8. Launched in the early 1900s, IWD was created to educate, empower and galvanize women into action. Back then, the day was set aside to campaign for women’s right to vote, to be educated, to work, to hold public offices and end… Read More

Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship: Wendy Kopp

We have a massive problem in this country that sadly, I think we’ve really become very immune to… this is a country that says that it is a land of opportunity and yet,  the data shows that of all the advanced countries of the world, this is the country where your background is most predictive… Read More

Film Director Profile: Jennifer Lee

Prior to 2012, Jennifer Lee was a name that just about no one knew. But now, two years later with two films and an Oscar win under her belt, this director of animation is proving that she is one of the best in the business.   Originally an English major from the University of New… Read More