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Representing The Future | A Conversation with SURGE x ReflectUS

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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August 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT)

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Join us for this riveting conversation on the importance of getting women elected into office and achieving true representation across the board. With the upcoming premiere of  SURGE, we will have documentary film directors and producers, Hannah Rosenzweig and Wendy Sachs share more about this extraordinary film that focuses on the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic 2018 midterm elections. Also joining us is Tiffany Gardner, CEO of ReflectUS, a nonpartisan coalition of eight leading women’s organizations working to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the racial, ideological, ethnic and geographic spectrum. Moderating the conversation will be The Riveter’s VP of Content & Programming, Laura Brounstein.

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Hannah Rosenzweig

Hannah Rosenzweig is a documentary film director and long-time producer. She is founder and president of Intention Media Inc. Since serving as Hillary Clinton’s personal videographer for her 2008 presidential campaign, Hannah has worked as a producer and advisor for women candidates and elected officials. She produced the award-winning PUPPET film, which premiered at the DOC NYC festival and was distributed on Netflix, iTunes, and Sundance Selects. She has produced and filmed documentaries for the History Channel, the Sundance Channel, and PBS including the Peabody Award-winning VOICES OF CIVIL RIGHTS. Hannah was awarded a prestigious JustFilms Fellowship from the Ford Foundation for leaders working at the intersection of film, storytelling, and social justice. Her background is in health communications and she holds a masters in public health from Columbia University. Hannah is a singer with the Resistance Revival Chorus, an all womxn’s chorus based in NYC.


Wendy Sachs

Wendy Sachs is a documentary film director, Emmy-award winning network news television producer (NBC, CNN and FOX), writer, author and sought-after speaker on women’s issues. She is also a former Capitol Hill press secretary, media relations executive, and the author of two critically acclaimed books about women and careers: “Fearless and Free—How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers” and “How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at Work Moms.” Wendy has appeared on dozens of radio segments, TV shows and podcasts including: NBC’s TODAY show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Headline News and others. She is a senior columnist for Forbes Women and has written for Fast Company, Time, Business Insider, The New York Times, CNN and others. Wendy has been recognized by MAKERS and was also named in 2017 on Forbes.com as a “40 Over 40 Woman to Watch.”


Tiffany Gardner

Tiffany brings a decade of extensive international experience in human rights advocacy and domestic public interest. She has worked on women’s rights, human rights and grassroots organizing throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She worked with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations International Law Commission and Human Rights Watch and recently was the co-founder and director of the One World Exchange Program for under-represented U.S. college students and organized international solidarity coalitions. She is a former Mergers & Acquisitions associate at the New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She received a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a LL.M. in human rights law from Columbia University Law School.


ReflectUS, online at reflect.us, is a nonpartisan coalition of eight leading women’s organizations working to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the racial, ideological, ethnic and geographic spectrum. The organizations are: RepresentWomen, She Should Run, Empowered Women, Women’s Public Leadership Network, IGNITE, Vote Run Lead, Latinas Represent, and APAICS. Together, they combine their unique resources, experiences, and know-how of eight leading organizations to equip more women to run, win and serve – creating lasting change built on qualified, experienced women public officials.