"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker and was recently the guest speaker at the 2012 annual commonwealth lecture. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World."
"Women and girls are conditioned to believe success is "a seat at the table." Creator, actress and author @LillySingh thinks we need to build a better table. In this hilarious, incisive talk, Singh traces the arc of her career from up-and-coming YouTuber to history-making late-night talk show host, offering four ways to build a more inclusive society where girls are encouraged and empowered to do great things."
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Becoming (Nadia Hallgren) — Netflix
This Changes Everything (Tom Donahue) — Netflix
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus) — Netflix
Knock Down the House (Rachel Lears) — Netflix
Jane (Brett Morgan) — Disney+
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (Shola Lynch) — Prime Video
Being Serena (Serena Williams) — HBO Max
I Am Greta (Nathan Grossman) — Hulu
Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh) — Prime Video
Hidden Figures (Theordore Melfi) — Disney+
9 to 5 (Colin Higgins) — HBO Max
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair) — Disney+
She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee) — Netflix
She Said (Maria Schrader) — Peacock
Frida (Julie Taymor) — HBO Max
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao) — Hulu
Yentl (Barbra Streisand) — HBO Max
Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott) — Prime Video
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise) — Disney+
Respect (Liesl Tommy) — Prime Video
Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins) — HBO Max
Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) — Disney+
Mudbound (Dee Rees) — Netflix
Set It Off (F. Gary Gray) — HBO Max
Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright) — Peacock
First Wives Club (Hugh Wilson) — HBO Max
Clueless (Amy Heckerling) — Paramount+
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg) — HBO Max
Mrs. America (Dahvi Waller) — Hulu
The Wilds (Sarah Streicher) — Prime Video
Good Girls Revolt (Dana Calvo) — Prime Video
Big Little Lies (David E. Kelley) — HBO Max
Gilmore Girls (Amy Sherman-Palladino) — Netflix
Maid (Molly Smith Metzler) — Netflix
Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) — Prime Video
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amy Sherman-Palladino) — Prime Video
Unbelievable (Susannah Grant) — Netflix
The Morning Show (Jay Carson & Kerry Erhin) — AppleTV+
Insecure (Issa Rae) — HBO Max
I May Destroy You (Michaela Coel) — HBO Max
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Jennifer Lawrence (Causeway), Michelle Yeoh ('Everything Everywhere All at Once'), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), Claire Foy ('Women Talking'), Emma Corrin ('Lady Chatterley's Lover) and Danielle Deadwyler ('Till') interview with The Hollywood Reporter for the full Actress Roundtable.
"Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice."
"The global collection of women's experiences can no longer be ignored, says actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross. In a candid, fearless talk, she delivers invitations to a better future to both men and women."