Delivering A Memorable Toast to the Happy Couple
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The lockdown changed everything, including wedding plans for many couples who postponed marriage or opted for a private wedding without family and friends.  After the social constraints of the past 15 months, it is all the more important to ensure that events are flawless, including a memorable toast to the happy couple. If you are asked … Read More

Spring Has Sprung! Time for Some Mental Housecleaning to Get Rid of Dusty and Stale Cliches
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A cliché is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. For example, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” But have you ever given any thought to how cliches reveal gender stereotypes?  When we say that a parent’s gesture is “as tender as a mother’s heart,” does that imply … Read More

Form Your Own Speaker’s Club With an Online Journal
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Business photo created by pressfoto – www.freepik.com The Women Seen and Heard Speaker’s Journal provides you with a pathway to empowerment as you explore the past and present and the sources of your reticence to speak up. The Women Seen and Heard Speaker’s Journal offers a series of prompts in the 12 chapters that will make … Read More

Got Zoomitude? Covid Communication Offers Challenges and Opportunities
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Video conferencing has replaced the face-to-face social encounters we are all sorely missing these days. Happy hours, birthday parties, classrooms, business meetings, psychotherapy appointments, Mah Jong games, Passover Seders and fitness classes have all moved online so people can feel some sort of “BC” (Before Covid) normalcy. Zoom interactions are our new reality. Attitude is everything … Read More

Women in Film Recommendations
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Positive Images of Women in Film that defy stereotypes! Alien A Separation Brave Bend it Like Beckham Bombshell Booksmart Clueless Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Erin Brockovich First Wives Club Frida Harriet The Hunger Games Hidden figures Joy Luck Club Julia Julia and Julia League of Their Own Little Women (Gerwig) Made in Dagenham Moana Mustang Nine … Read More

ARTICLES ABOUT WOMEN IN FILM
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What the Movies Taught Me About Being a Woman https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/30/movies/women-in-movies.html 10 female role models in film https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/nena8x/10-female-role-models-in-film Where are the positive female role models in film? https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/aug/31/open-thread-female-role-models Does Film Noir Mirror the Culture of Contemporary America? Women in Film Noir – Lise Hordnes http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/essays/general/does-film-noir-mirror-the-culture/index.php (NOTE: “Generally in art there are two archetypal female characters; the whore and the Madonna. … Read More

Why Women Seen and Heard Produced a Virtual Film Fest
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Included in this blog post: Why Women Seen and Heard Produced a Virtual Film Fest Produce Your Own Virtual Film Fest Are You Ambitions? Take our AQ (Ambition Quiz) WHY WOMEN SEEN AND HEARD PRODUCED A VIRTUAL FILM FEST When women speak up, are they likable? Is it wise? Let films be your guide. Given the … Read More

Time to Speak Up on Zoom!
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Develop Confidence in Your Speaking Skills Using an Online Journal & a Few Friends Are you finding yourself holding back from speaking up at virtual meetings, even when you are bursting with a new idea or critical feedback? The Women Seen and Heard Speaker’s Journal (Anita Perez Ferguson, PhD and Lois Phillips, PhD) provides an opportunity … Read More

Virtual Film Festival – Download Page
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Women Seen and Heard Virtual Film Festival Discussion Guides   THE CONTENDER DISCUSSION GUIDE   EQUITY DISCUSSION GUIDE   MISS SLOAN DISCUSSION GUIDE   DISCUSSION GUIDE – HIDDEN FIGURES   DISCUSSION GUIDE – THE ASSISTANT

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