TAMPA, FL (Oct. 4, 2012) – Jennifer Siebel Newsom, writer, director and producer of the documentary Miss Representation is this year’s keynote speaker at the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy 7th Annual Fall Symposium Oct. 19, at the USF Sun Dome.
The film explores how the mainstream media’s inaccurate portrayal of women contributes to the misrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. Newsom is also an executive producer of the 2012 Sundance award-winning documentary The Invisible War and is in pre-production on her next film. She is the founder and CEO of Girls Club Entertainment, LLC and of MissRepresenation.org.
Symposium attendees may also take part in morning sessions with community leaders on women in traditionally male-dominated careers, women entrepreneurs, the behaviors and power of women wealth-holders and work/life balance.
The WLP Community Leadership Award will be announced by USF System President Judy Genshaft. The award showcases individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work and inspiration to others.
All proceeds from the symposium go to support the WLP Endowed Scholarship. Tickets to the days’ events are available at www.usf.edu/wlp. For more information on sponsorship or ticket sales, contact (813) 974-6996.
USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy engages and educates visionary leaders and philanthropists to make a difference for women throughout the USF System and the community.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland.
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