Geena Davis headlines PwC live webcast

| 17/02/2016
Cayman News Service

Geena Davis

(CNS): PwC is today (17 February) hosting its third global forum for students around the world, a live webcast set to begin at 11:30am. Themed “Take your career to centre stage. Lessons from the business of Hollywood”, the event is part of the “Aspire to lead” series on leadership and gender equality, which includes a number of programmes and workshops hosted by PwC that are designed to provide university students and new professionals with the tools to help them build leadership skills.

The event, which leads up to the Academy Awards taking place 28 February in Hollywood, will feature award-winning actor Geena Davis, co-founder of the Bentonville Film Festival and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

The forum opens with a keynote address by Davis on the empowerment and advancement of women.  Michael Fenlon, PwC global talent leader, will then lead a panel discussion with Davis as well as Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Oscar-nominated director; and Peter Yobo, PwC US advisory senior associate, to examine the parallels between gender portrayals in the media and the role of women in the work place.

Through this panel discussion, attendees will receive insights on how to leverage lessons learned from the business of Hollywood and bring their career to centre stage. Building off PwC’s work as impact champion for the UN’s HeForShe programme, the webcast will explore how everyone has a role to play in the movement towards gender equality.

“Aspire to lead” events will be promoted by PwC in nearly 50 countries around the world from today through May. In addition to the webcast, many events will include panel discussions that highlight diverse perspectives and choices, insights into career and leadership development, and work/life and related topics.

Dennis Nally, chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International, said, “We’re delighted to host our third annual ‘Aspire to lead’ webcast focused on leadership and gender equality. We’re committed to working towards the goal of gender equality both within and outside PwC.

“One of the ways we’re helping to make progress is through our involvement in the UN’s HeForShe campaign. We’re excited to collaborate with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to offer career advice to students around the world.”

To watch the live global webcast or the playback after the event, visit the PwC website.

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