A Foot in the Door

2020 was a stellar year for women in the independent film sector. According to a recent Indie Women study, female directors represented nearly 40 percent of those making narrative movies—that’s a historic high. And while the awards playing field is hardly level, select women are getting well-deserved industry recognition for their creative abilities. Chloe Zhao, writer, director, and editor of Nomadland, won a Golden Globe for best director; four BAFTAs

Expanding the Power of Women’s Collective Giving

“Expanding the Power of Women’s Collective Giving”

Beth Ellen Holimon’s mission throughout most of her career has been helping women. For the past five years, she has led Dining for Women, dedicated to eradicating poverty in the developing world for girls and women and achieving gender equity. DFW educates approximately 8500 member donors on the underlying issues contributing to women’s inequality. Under Holimon’s leadership as President and CEO, the global giving circle has grown to 500 chapters

“Fashion and Consignment Shopping: Unlikely Coupling or Growing Trend?”

The foundation of the fashion industry has been built on brands and retailers persuading women to re-fill their closets, investing in “must haves” each season. But this premise is losing ground as consumers realize they need neither brand new outfits to look stylish nor follow the fashion dictates of magazine editors. The Internet is filled with blogs and Instagram feeds to get ideas aplenty. Shoppers are flocking to online consignment

“What Teen Writers Think of Gloria Steinem”

Gloria Steinem is a feminist icon. But Steinem, a writer at heart — and 1971 NYWICI Matrix Awards winner — told an audience of rapt New York City teens that she sees life “as one big editorial meeting.” The young women just finished a school year as mentees in the Girls Write Now program, an intense series of workshops and outings with mentors. The goal is helping young women find

A conversation with Jill Abramson

“A Conversation with Jill Abramson”

On Jan. 30, 2015, NYWICI hosted Reinvention: The Art of Coming Out on Top, a one-on-one interview with the former managing editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, conducted by NBC News’ Weekend Today anchor Erica Hill. Reported by Nancy Gendimenico, Robbie McKeon, Gail Griffin and Susan Wuornos. Written by Tekla Szymanski. Photo by Jan Goldstoff Here are a few highlights. On Leaving the New York Times When Jill