PaleyIMPACT: Choosing to Challenge: How Women Are Leading the Way

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Prominent women from government, sports, business, entertainment, journalism, and culture gather on March 2, 2021, for PaleyIMPACT: Choosing to Challenge: How Women Are Leading the Way, moderated by Alicia Menendez, to discuss the role media plays in providing a platform to raise awareness, inspire, lead, and set an example for all women. Maureen Reidy, Paley Center President and CEO, offers opening comments. Panel topics include: the ongoing need for more women to become executives at major companies; how women continue to be affected by ageism; why women wanting to build a fulfilling existence must surround themselves with supportive individuals; why women's self-perception is more important than likability; how COVID-19 has resulted in women's lowest participation in the national workforce since 1978; the lessons that women in the 21st century can learn from Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman; and where each of the panelists think that a similar conversation about women will focus in five years' time. Participants: Misty Copeland, Ballerina, Author, and Philanthropist; Cynthia Erivo, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-Winning Actor, Singer, and Producer; Norah O'Donnell, Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News; Julie Foudy, espnW Writer, ESPN Soccer Commentator, and Two-Time World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist; Val Demings, U.S. Representative from Florida; Phylicia Rashad, Actor and Director; Rita Moreno, Actor and Activist. Moderator: Alicia Menendez, Anchor, MSNBC's American Voices with Alicia Menendez. Host: Maureen Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.