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WDIT and AWD at USC with The Tour

Dear Board Members and Supporters,

The Tour, the series of panels on how to shift the culture of sexual harassment, in partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors, keeps going. A powerful and important panel was held at USC. During the panel, journalist and writer Margaret Gardiner explained the importance of the conversation in this significant article for the Golden Globes website:

“Hear our voice”, could be the apt motto of the past year. Thanks in part to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in Hollywood, women have raised their voices in the face of predatory behavior, and the rallying cry is now spreading into other women/minority-related issues like representation in the halls of power, and equal pay in the workplace, to name just a few. There has also been a shift in the conversation, from simply having the courage to speak up, to finding solutions to an age-old issue: What to do about the state of play? To further that end, We Do It Together and The Alliance of Women Directors recently held a panel discussion at USC to identify key obstacles and solutions. The panel consisted of Professor Jeremy Kagan, Chiara Tilesi (We Do It Together), Patricia Cardoso (director, writer, producer), Julie Janata of the Producers Guild, Ivana Massetti (Women Occupy Hollywood), and moderated by Jennifer Warren - Alliance of Women Directors and this HFPA journalist (also the author of Women Branded/Men Preferred highlighting the role of unconscious bias in gender inequality). As Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna stated in her Golden Globes address,our association “stands with women everywhere”.

If you would like to participate to the next The Tour panel, please contact us at the following email address: Kind Regards, Chiara Tilesi, Founder


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