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File #: 170407    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/27/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/27/2017
Title: Recognizing May 10, 2017 as "50/50 Day" in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee
Attachments: 1. Signature17040700.pdf
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Recognizing May 10, 2017 as "50/50 Day" in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Vision 2020 is a national coalition of individuals and organizations working to achieve economic, political, and social equality in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Headquartered in the City of Philadelphia at Drexel University's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, Vision 2020 connects, convenes and communicates around the unfinished business of women's equality; and

WHEREAS, As a national ally of Vision 2020, Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards and her team at Let it Ripple Film Studio, created "50/50 Day", a global day of film screenings, discussions, and action around gender equality in leadership; and

WHEREAS, On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Vision 2020 will commence the first 50/50 Day in the City of Philadelphia. Vision 2020 and its 50/50 Day participants will join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries, and homes in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, and home; and

WHEREAS, Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. population, yet make up less than 6% percent of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. Women hold fewer than 20% of board seats at those companies and hold fewer than 20% of the seats in Congress; and

WHEREAS, As part of the day, Vision 2020's 50/50 Day celebration will include a screening of the film, "50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power", followed by a panel discussion with some of the City's leading business and government executives. Speakers will explore topics related to the importance of shared leadership among men and women; and

WHEREAS, One of the centerpieces of 50/50 Day is the film, "50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power", directed by Tiffany Shlain. The film examines the 10,000-year history of women an...

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