Thursday, March 7, 2013. The weather reports were bleak, filled with threats of a major snow storm set to wallop New York City and its surrounding areas. But nothing would have stopped the Women You Should Know screening of Girl Rising on the acclaimed film’s opening night. Guests – women, girls and men undeterred by the wet weather – packed the theater, ready to experience the stories of 9 brave and tenacious girls from different parts of the world who face circumstances and situations most of us could never even imagine.
Our brand’s mission is to shine a spotlight on ordinary, everyday women who are making things happen in their world; women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. These are women who deserve recognition and news headlines, but who don’t receive either, all too often. By telling their stories and giving them a voice, we have an incredible opportunity to help inspire others.
So, we could not think of a more perfect film to screen than one that tells the inspiring stories of 9 incredible girls who will be the Women You Should Know of tomorrow.
We would like to thank 10X10 for giving us the opportunity to screen Girl Rising for our WYSK readers and community. We’d also like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket to our screening and supported this film. By doing so you made an investment in a girl, via the 10×10 Fund for Girls’ Education, and for that we are grateful.
Our special thanks to WYSK Dawn Casale and One Girl Cookies for making our screening even more special… and sweeter! And our enormous thanks to WYSK Cheryl Laughlin and Bits Of Love Style for contributing the perfect BOLD words of inspiration to our event.
It was a truly inspiring film and evening.
Women You Should Know Screening of Girl Rising
7:30PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 – NYC, NY
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WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING
“All seven of us thought it was a wonderful movie.”
“We were truly glad to be a part of last night’s screening. These stories need to be told, shared in schools across the country, used for their teaching and inspirational passion.”
“I’m so glad I was able to be there, have my eyes opened and become inspired.”
“It was truly moving and I was happy to be there to support the cause.”
“Girl Rising was such a touching film.”
“It’s very interesting film… it made me sad that some girls in our country where education is free are not excited about it!”
“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful evening I had last night… I thought the movie was beautifully done and so enlightening.”
“The movie was interesting, moving and important.”
“A good movie and a great cause with all of us. It was awesome and inspiring.”
“What an inspirational movie! It reinforces how we, in the Western world, take for granted educating girls, while in emerging societies it is still just a privilege, not a “right.” I’m so happy to have been able to attend this event, despite the awful weather.”
“AWESOME, WONDERFUL, UPLIFTING (and a zillion other adjectives!)”
“The movie is fantastic and I am sure will be very well received by audiences. Last night was the first step in bringing awareness to a vital issue that people must know about. We were very happy to be a small part of that endeavor.”