Edwards partners to celebrate International Women’s Day
Release Date : March 07, 2012
SASKATOON - In honour of International Women’s Day, the Edwards School of Business and the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Foundation held a screening and discussion of the documentary Miss Representation at the Broadway Theatre yesterday.
Written and directed by Jennifer Seibel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. It challenges the media's portrayals of women and girls which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
"The premise of Miss Representation, ‘you can't be what you can't see’ is exactly what Womentorship is all about," says Betty-Ann Heggie. "More experienced women share their life lessons with others on a similar journey, meaning one's hindsight becomes another's foresight. The example and encouragement of a mentor inspires protégés to reach for greater heights, really proving ‘you need to see one to be one.’"
The panel discussion was moderated by Heggie and included News Talk Radio’s Richard Brown, CTV Saskatoon’s Trish Cheveldayoff and Edwards School of Business professor Susan McDonald.
“I think it’s fantastic that the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program at the Edwards School is reaching out to the public with this event,” says Edwards School of Business Dean Daphne Taras. “The topic is one worthy of discussion and I am pleased to see one of our faculty members on the panel.”
This event was featured on the following news networks:
- Global Saskatoon : http://www.globalsaskatoon.com/video/miss+representation/video.html?v=2206321578#interviews/video
- CBC Late Night : http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/Saskatchewan/1304131310/ID=2206889092
For more information, contact:
Edwards School of Business
University of Saskatchewan