Wearing Black: Kudos to all the women and men who wore black at this past weekend’s Golden Globes Awards to show their solidarity with the women speaking out against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. And speak out they did. From impassioned speeches to quick, smart digs like Natalie Portman’s laser-sharp “Here are the all-male nominees” as she presented a directing award, Indiewire perhaps put it best: “Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal wasn’t the elephant in the room; it was the room.”
Oprah Winfrey: Speaking of impassioned speeches…I loved Oprah Winfrey’s remarks as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award – she’s the first black woman to do so in the award’s 66 year history. It’s about time.
Laura Dern: Congratulations to our recent Muse Award honoree Laura Dern on her Golden Globe win for her performance in Big Little Lies! From the Muse Awards to her knockout feminist performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to her Golden Globes speech, she’s had quite the month and we were honored to be a part of it.
Cynthia’s Picks: Diversity Wins, Seen vs. Heard, Emma Speaks, Networking Tips
Diversity Wins: The Oscars this weekend proved historic on several fronts: Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter (one of our first Designing Women honorees)...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: Life Lessons, Dream Team, Zero Weeks
Life Lessons: Be sure to read Manohla Dargis’ brilliant piece in The New York Times about what movies teach us about being a woman. She...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: Harassment Statistics, Equal Pay, WE Legal
Harassment Statistics: Two new surveys reinforce what we all know: the Center for Talent Innovation’s study, “What #MeToo Means for Corporate America,” shows that the...READ MORE
Meet the New Board Members: Yvonne Russo
NYWIFT is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, elected by the membership in late Spring. This diverse, accomplished group of women are at the top of their game in TV, film and digital media. We get to know producer Yvonne Russo, one of the latest additions to our leadership team.READ MORE