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Filming with Hamilton High School

By |2018-06-06T11:47:45-08:00June 6th, 2018|Look What SHE Did! Events|

Co-founder and Lead Editor, Farrel Levy, organized a shoot with girls from Hamilton High School’s Academy of Music Magnet in Los Angeles. Academy director, Marlene Zuccaro had been excited about the work of Look What She Did and felt that many of her students would be as well. She found girls who were interested in doing the research and who were comfortable being on camera. Marlene worked with them to refine their presentations before the day of the shoot.

Four students spoke about Barbara Johns, Lorraine Hansberry, Katy Jurado and Gwendolyn Brooks. Another student acted as Director of Photography.

This was our second venture into filming with high school students and it was another success. The students enjoyed themselves and reaffirmed the need for sharing stories of female role models.

Look What SHE Did! goes to the East Coast!

By |2018-05-29T14:55:44-08:00April 15th, 2018|Look What SHE Did! Events|

As part of our Women’s History Month campaign, our Executive Director and Associate Producer traveled to Washington, D.C. for a friendraising event hosted by Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and their Women’s Initiative.

We started the night with our overview video and then showed the audience Felicity Huffman on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Renée Threatte on Ruby Bridges. Both videos moved the audience and were a great foundation for a discussion about facing life and the working world as a woman.

Advisory Circle member Kathleen Abernathy moderated a robust discussion with Molly Smith (Artistic Director of Arena Stage) and Maureen Ohlhausen (Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission) about the obstacles they faced in their careers and what they do to help other women.

Thanks to Kathleen Abernathy and Board Member Mame Hunt for initiating this exciting event. We’re thankful to Wilkinson Barker Knauer for hosting and look forward to doing it again next year!

Photos: Mark Van Bergh Photography

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at The Ebell of Los Angeles

By |2018-05-29T16:31:15-08:00March 25th, 2018|Look What SHE Did! Events|

We celebrated Women’s History Month at The Ebell of Los Angeles– LA’s oldest women’s club– this past March in an event co-hosted by Cynthia Comsky and Mikki Brisk. It was a delightful and inspiring evening where we showed several of our videos and had storytellers Jill Klein, Sylvie Drake Jurras and Renée Threatte (via FaceTime) on hand to talk about their astonishing women subjects.

Anytime we gather people to view and discuss our videos, we come away empowered and energized. People were fascinated by Queen Hatshepsut, “Her Majesty the King,” deeply moved by the bravery of Ruby Bridges, astonished by the impact of Clara Shortridge Foltz and intrigued by the ingenuity of Mrs. H. W. R. Strong, the founder of The Ebell.

The evening ended on a joyous note with women in the audience telling us about women they know who have been left out of history.

A special than you to Meredyth Deighton, Julia Soto, Tina Tangalakis and all the staff at The Ebell for their work and support. We look forward to celebrating more amazing women with the amazing women at The Ebell in the future!

Photos: Boone Studios and Ebell of Los Angeles

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Women’s History Month Kick-Off 2018

By |2018-03-16T13:42:09-08:00March 16th, 2018|Look What SHE Did! Events|

What a day! We kicked off our Women’s History Month celebration and fundraising campaign on February 25 with a lunch featuring Felicity Huffman and our storyteller Khanisha Foster. Guess who else showed up: William H. Macy! So much fun. It was an energized, inspiring afternoon focused on our theme #TellHerStory. We challenged everyone in the room to Tell the Story of an amazing woman who inspires you during Women’s History Month. Will you join us? Hit the DONATE button at the top of the page, and watch Felicity Huffman’s video on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Photos by Sevdije Kastrati and Rose Shulman-Litwin