Equal Means Equal Film Screening

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Bottomless Closet invites you to a special screening of


Equal Means Equal

Monday March 27, 2017
6-8:30 p.m.

The Grand Ballroom at InterContinental
New York Barclay Hotel

111 East 48th Street
(Between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, N.Y. 10017


$30 Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now (through March 17)

$50 General Admission Tickets (after March 17)

$100 VIP seating tickets also available 


Your contribution supports Bottomless Closet’s mission:
helping disadvantaged women reenter the workforce

Screening to be Followed by a Panel Discussion Moderated by
Diane Macedo of ABC News and Featuring:

Carol Jenkins ♦ Jessica Neuwirth ♦ Lynn Povich  Marcy Syms


- Refreshments, Raffles & More – 

Event will also raise awareness for the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality 

About the Moderator



Diane Macedo
Diane Macedo of ABC News is an anchor of World News Now, America This Morning and Good Morning America Weekend, as well as a correspondent for Good Morning America and Nightline. Before joining ABC News, Diane worked for WCBS-TV in New York, where she covered many of the biggest recent stories in the Northeast, including the death of Eric Garner, the East Village building explosion, the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment and the WDBJ shooting in Virginia. Previously, Diane was a reporter and anchor at the Fox Business Network, as well as news editor for FoxNews.com. A daughter of parents who immigrated from Portugal, Diane is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. Her love for news developed early in life, discussing news of the day at the dinner table and later learning the basics of broadcast news at the local program NewTV while studying at Boston College.

 About the Panelists


Carol Jenkins

Carol Jenkins is an award-winning writer, producer and media consultant. She is a sought-after speaker and writer on issues relating to the media, specifically the participation of women and people of color; women’s participation in the political and economic structures in the US; and the health of women in developing countries, particularly on the African continent. An Emmy-winning former television journalist, she was founding president and board member of The Women’s Media Center, the groundbreaking non-profit aimed at increasing coverage and participation of women in the media.

Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth is the president of the ERA Coalition, an organization working to support passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She is one of the founders of Equality Now, an international human rights organization aiming to end violence and discrimination against women. She has also worked for Amnesty International, the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, and has served as a consultant on sexual violence to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, helping win landmark decisions recognizing rape as a form of genocide. She is the author of Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment is Now, which explores historical and contemporary women’s rights cases related to topics including pay equity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women.

Lynn Povich is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than 40 years in the news business. After graduating from Vassar, she began her career as a secretary in the Paris Bureau of Newsweek magazine, rising to become a reporter and writer in New York. In 1970, she was one of 46 women who filed sex discrimination charges against the magazine, the first women in the media to do so. Five years later, she was appointed the first woman Senior Editor in Newsweek’s history. Lynn has written a book about that landmark lawsuit, its bittersweet effect on the women involved and women in the media, and what has and hasn’t changed. PublicAffairs published her book The Good Girls Revolt in 2012. It inspired the series Good Girls Revolt that premiered on Amazon Prime in October 2016.


Marcy Syms

Marcy Syms served as a director of Syms Corporation, a chain of retail clothing stores, from 1983, when she was named President and COO, until 2012. Ms. Syms became CEO of Syms Corp. in 1998 and was named Chair in 2010. Ms. Syms is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. Currently, Ms. Syms serves as President of the Sy Syms Foundation and Founder and President of the TPD Group LLC, a multi-generational succession planning company. Syms was also an early co-chair of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, created in 1992 by the Ms. Foundation for Women and was an early supporter of the Women’s Campaign Fund, N.O.W. Legal Defense Fund, Empower and other startup not-for profits.


Sponsored by:

Intercontinental Barclay

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