Special Event: Film Screening in New York

I am really excited to share with you a special announcement. As longtime followers of No Country for Young Women may know, I am actually a film director and cinematographer. For the past several years I have been developing a feature-length documentary about body image and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world … Continue reading »

WF 2012: Extraordinary Women – Marguerite Barankitse

I’ve been asked on several occasion was has been – for me – the most memorable moment of the 2012 Women’s Forum. Without hesitation: hearing humanitarian Marguerite Barankitse tell her powerful story. I encountered Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse at the event “Africa: The True Power of Women” held in a small, cocoon-like amphitheater of the conference … Continue reading »

WF 2012: Gen Y Women: What Employers Need to Learn and Unlearn

Pictured above, from left: moderator Lucy Marcus, speakers Caroline Ghosn and Myriam Levain. Deauville, France – October 11th, 2012. Here are highlights from the debate “Gen Y Women: What Employers Need to Learn and Unlearn” – focused on the work values and loyalties of Gen Y women. Moderator: Lucy Marcus, founder and CEO of Marcus … Continue reading »

2012 Women’s Forum: Day 1 Highlights

Deauville, France – October 10th 2012. Here are some highlights from the first day of the Women’s Forum conference. 2:30 PM – What do we still need to do better for women? In the photo, from left to right: moderator Raghida Dergham, activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and human rights … Continue reading »

The Social Media Guide to the 2012 Women’s Forum

The 2012 edition of the Women’s Forum kicks off this Wednesday, October 10th, in Deauville (France), and will run for three days. The conference, now in its eight edition, will have many debates, workshops, and roundtables focused on women’s empowerment – featuring leaders from the worlds of business, politics, media, non-profits and academia. Here is … Continue reading »

Events: Endangered Species

Earlier this month, I traveled to London to attend Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body – an event challenging the toxic culture that teaches women and girls to hate their bodies. The promotion of healthy body image has been the focus of my work for the past three years. In March 2008 I started researching … Continue reading »