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File #: 180372    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/19/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/19/2018
Title: Recognizing April 26, 2018 as 50/50 Day in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature18037200.pdf
Recognizing April 26, 2018 as 50/50 Day in the City of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, Vision 2020 is a national women's equality coalition working to achieve economic, political, and social equality for women 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 Thursday, April 26, 2018, Vision 2020 will host the second 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 worldwide 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 area's business and government leaders. Speakers will explore topics related to the importance of shared leadership among women and men; 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 and power, a...

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