Celebrate Women’s History Month starting Wednesday with Look What SHE Did!, a locally based nonprofit that brings stories of remarkable women who changed the world to light through short films featuring women and offered free to everyone.
Look What SHE Did! is debuting a virtual Women’s History Festival starting Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. “BOSS: Entrepreneurs defying the odds” will feature films on Black beauty entrepreneurs CJ Walker and Annie Malone, as well as clips from “The Black Beauty Effect” series, followed by a discussion about women and beauty entrepreneurship with guest panelists.
The following week, March 8, 2023 at 6 p.m. “LOUD: Women who would not be silenced” will feature films on Phoolan Devi, India’s “Bandit Queen,” and Jovita Idár, a Mexican-American journalist, plus discussion with panelists about women who speak out against injustice.
March 15 , 2023 at 6 p.m. “BOLD: Taking a seat at the table” will feature films on trailblazing Congresswoman Patsy Mink, newspaper publisher Katherine Graham, and discussion with guest panelists.
The month will culminate with an in-person benefit on Sunday, March 26 at 11a.m. at the Ebell of Los Angeles. Look What SHE Did! will present the 2023 Women’s History Month Honoree, Lilly Ledbetter (namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act of 2009) and inaugural Trailblazer Awardee Melinda White (CEO Transit Wireless, Founding Chair of Look What SHE Did!) in conversation, followed by a brunch reception for our sponsors, special guests and speakers. Livestream access will be available as well.
“I’m thrilled that we’ll be honoring Lilly Ledbetter and premiering a film about her,” Janna Harris, Look What SHE Did! Board chair and Hancock Park resident, told the Buzz. “Lilly is the factory manager who filed suit when she discovered she was being paid less than men who did the same job. Because of her persistence, in 2009 Congress passed The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. W will also be awarding our first annual Trailblazer Award to Melinda White, CEO of Transit Media. There will be additional screenings and conversation with extraordinary women.”
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About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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