The Paley Center for Media has recently announced a new quarterly programming series of high-profile conversations to celebrate the achievements of women and explore media’s role in providing a diverse and inclusive platform. This PaleyImpact series will convene prominent leading women to share their insights, personal experiences and points of view, amplifying women’s voices and inspiring audiences of all ages. These important and timely conversations will explore topics such as empowerment, gender and economic equality, inclusion, and opportunity across media, entertainment, tech, sports, public policy, and other fields.
The series kicked off its inaugural event in honor of International Women’s Day – Choosing to Challenge: How Women Are Leading the Way. This special virtual event features a panel of esteemed women, including: Misty Copeland, Ballerina, Author, and Philanthropist; Hon. Val Demings, U.S. Representative (FL-10); Cynthia Erivo, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award–winning Actress, Singer, and Producer; Julie Foudy, espnW Writer and Soccer Commentator, ESPN; Rita Moreno, Actor and Activist; Norah O'Donnell, Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS Evening News; Phylicia Rashad, Actor and Director; and moderator Alicia Menendez, Anchor, MSNBC’s American Voices with Alicia Menendez.