In an effort to promote the role of women in e-discovery, Advanced Discovery, one of the top e-discovery companies, will host a screening on behalf of the film “Miss Representation” on April 11, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Pacific Time) at DLA Piper in East Palo Alto, Calif. This film was created to educate and empower women politically, professionally and personally. We encourage men and women alike to join us in viewing this inspiring film, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Light appetizers, desserts, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served and donations accepted on behalf of the Miss Representation Organization. This organization promotes the empowerment and education of women.
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an actress, filmmaker, speaker and women’s advocate, the film exposes the under-representation of women in positions of power in America, specifically focusing on the role of mainstream media’s limited, and sometimes negative, portrayal of women of power. The film offers stories from teenage girls and highlights interviews with women of power in various industries. Facts and statistics regarding the great strides women have made over the past few decades are presented by powerful women such as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, and others.
The goal of the fundraiser is to help women of all ages build confidence and feel empowered to achieve goals in a male dominated industry. As women in e-discovery understand, empowering women is crucial in these types of industries. With a focus on education, goal setting and mentoring, Miss Representation offers insight into what women have achieved and what is possible to achieve given the right support and background. The film strives to prove that a woman’s worth is not limited to her youth, beauty and sexuality, but in her capacity to lead—politically, professionally and personally.
Female mentors are vital to promoting women in e-discovery as they offer advice, encouragement or simply moral support to those who may be entering the industry for the first time. Mentors provide insight into balancing work and family life, social obligations and methods for reaching higher levels in an industry that is predominantly male.
Advanced Discovery is proud to sponsor a screening of the film Miss Representation in an effort to raise funds to further the advancement of women in e-discovery. For more information on the screening, visit www.advanceddiscovery.com.