[Cleveland, Ohio, February 16, 2019] – Friday, March 8, communities across the world will celebrate International Women’s Day 2019. The annual day of recognition draws attention to the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme of International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. Newly formed, Women in Film & Television Ohio will join in the festivities with a special Meet & Greet mixer for new members. The mixer will be held at CLE Urban Winery Friday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 2180B Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, OH.
WIFT-OH formed in the fall of 2018. This is the first Women in Film & Television branch in Northeast Ohio. The group aims to bring women in the film, television and new media industries together for networking, educational programs, and events.
“WIFT-OH is focused on working with like-minded women who are looking to make a difference in the narrative of what it means to be a woman involved in film, TV & new media. We want to continue to play an integral role in this movement of change,” according to WIFT-OH President, Elisa Clark.
We’re dedicated to advocating, highlighting and elevating women in these fields and creating a support system for women in every stage of their careers.
The Meet & Greet mixer is designed for anyone interested in learning more about WIFT-OH, its mission, and the great upcoming events. Members will also get a chance to join our various committees to help WIFT-OH grow.
Women in Film & Television Ohio (WIFT-OH) advocates for the equality of women in the screen industries. We are dedicated to the advancement of women in film, television and new media. Women in Film & Television Ohio will be seen as the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in Ohio. Once established as a full-fledged chapter WIFTOH will be the energizing force illuminating women’s achievements in an industry where women’s presence is underrepresented. WIFTOH will sponsor training and professional development programs, award scholarships and grants, mentor, as well as provide access to an established, supportive network of community peers.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.