Forbes School of Business & Technology® Center for Women’s Leadership Recognizes Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes School of Business and Technology® Center for Women’s Leadership Celebrated International Women’s Day with a Resilience Week, March 5-12, 2021. The week of events included a distinguished lineup of global women leaders, recognizing women who are advancing women’s leadership, and celebrating women’s stories and experiences of resilience.

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has received the 2021 Center for Women’s Leadership Award for Excellence in Advancing Women’s Leadership, which recognizes a leader and/or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to advancing gender equality and women as leaders in business and society. The institute’s award-winning documentary feature It changes everything (2019) was released to registrants as part of Resilience Week events.

Madeleine Di Nonno, President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, said, “On behalf of Geena and all of us here at the Institute, we are thrilled to receive this inaugural award. We know that seeing role models is very important in inspiring women and girls to pursue their leadership. Our motto is “if she can see it, she can be”. If we don’t see women and girls as leaders on screen, we limit the aspirations of girls and women.”

The Center for Women’s Leadership Resilience Week also included a call for submissions and viewing of artistic expression entitled “Honoring Women’s Resilience”. Global campus student Kaitlyn Mascetti received the 2021 Champion trophy for his personal story video titled “Overcome & Empower”.

dr. Jennie WalkerPresident of the Center for Women’s Leadership, said, “The series of events has been positive and powerful. We celebrated women’s resilience in a dynamic way by learning from diverse women leaders, including high-level women leaders from various countries and representatives of field operations at the United Nations Office. for Project Services. The message we conveyed is that each individual’s story of resilience matters.

About University of Arizona Global Campus
The University of Arizona Global Campus (“UAGC” or “Global Campus”) is an independent university that operates in affiliation with the University of Arizona. UAGC provides flexible opportunities for hard-working students from diverse backgrounds who seek to acquire knowledge and skills that will help them achieve their life and career goals. The UAGC relies on Ashford University the promise of high-quality online learning, access and inclusion and the University of Arizona mission as a land-grant institution focused on student success. UAGC is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is one of the most innovative online universities in the country with approximately 35,000 students. UAGC offers more than 50 degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. For more information, visit uagc.edu, www.facebook.com/UniversityOfArizonaGlobalCampus, or www.twitter.com/UAZGlobalCampus.

About the Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL)
The CWL envisions a world in which all women are empowered as leaders. The Center’s mission supports this by providing a community for networking and professional development and by making recommendations for organizational practice through existing and new research. The Center encompasses four distinct areas: events, education, mentorship and research, each aimed at empowering women leaders. For more information, please see: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6925212/ and https://www.uagc.edu/forbes-school-of-business-and-technology/center-womens-leadership

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Mara R. Wilmoth