I started my day at the HEFORSHE Press Launch at the Lincoln Center this morning. The event kicked off the HeForShe Arts Week that is happening in different towns in the World, (NYC, London, Paris, Madrid, Bangkok, Santiago do Chile, Sao Paulo, and Panama City), from March 8th to 15th. The Arts Week aims at raising awareness and funding for gender equality through the arts.
Also, I had the opportunity to hear UN and local leaders, and film starts talking about Gender Equality. Efficiently they presented statistics about women in the workforce and their hopes, and goals to fix inequality in the workplace. In NYC, eliminating the wage gap in all boroughs is one of the top priorities mentioned by Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City.
Listening to motivated voices opened my mind to new ideas. Indeed, I am on the write path by bringing awareness to gender equality thru media and art. “The Arts give us license to experience something new, to express ourselves, and to openly question our culture.” – Emma Watson, Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador
Please feel free to share your ideas with us. We are here for you.
Enjoy your day!!
Please find the list of speakers:
Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
Bjarni Benediktsson, His Excellency, Prime Minister of Iceland & HeForShe IMPACT Champion.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Édgar Ramírez, Actor & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Jill Kaplan, Publisher and Vice President, Crain’s New York Business Chair, Women’s Leadership Council, Lincoln Center Corporate Fund
Grace McLean, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award winner
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater