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Girls Rising Documentary: Social Media Marketing Phenomenon

Girls Rising Documentary: Social Media Marketing Phenomenon | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
The producers of a new film about girls and education made Facebook and Twitter their publicists.

 

The producers of Girl Rising, a 100-minute film featuring nine stories of heroic girls from around the world, concluded that they would circumvent the traditional route of theater distribution and rely instead on social-media tools—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—to drive their message and build a community.Girl Rising has more than 245,000 fans on Facebook, and the film will open next week. About 500 screenings have been requested nationwide, with more than 32,000 tickets pre-reserved.


“In today’s world if you can get your message out early enough, you can find your super-fan,” says Holly Gordon, executive producer, explaining that the phrase “super-fan” is borrowed from Burger King, designated for people who visit six times a week. Theaters were booked through the site GATHR.us, where anyone can sign up and reserve a movie theater near them with the proviso they get a hundred friends to agree to come. “Sort of like having a party in someone else’s theater,” says Gordon..."


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Jeni Mawter's comment, March 5, 2013 9:33 PM
Inspirational in content and process!
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, March 6, 2013 4:13 AM
way to go!
Ann Klotz's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:09 PM

Richard, the film maker, came to Laurel School today; we ae so fortunate!

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Something I heard from Al Gore gave me a lot of hope for humankind's future in the education of girls.
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Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap | WIRED

Facebook's First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap | WIRED | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform. But despite the obvious success of her approach to not only engineering but management, her experience in the tech industry wasn't without its extreme difficulties.
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"If you have more women engineers on a team, they tend to bring more diverse opinions, but they also tend to build a collaborative culture. And a result, things get done faster. They’re more organized. There’s more empathy, which makes for a better work environment. It’s just better all around." ~Ruchi Sanghvi

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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Girls [INFOGRAPHIC]

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Girls [INFOGRAPHIC] | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
TweetShare our Infographic to Celebrate International Women’s Day Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. There are 775 million adults in the world who cannot read. Nearly two-thirds of them are women.
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Girls Rising Documentary: Social Media Marketing Phenomenon

Girls Rising Documentary: Social Media Marketing Phenomenon | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
The producers of a new film about girls and education made Facebook and Twitter their publicists.

 

The producers of Girl Rising, a 100-minute film featuring nine stories of heroic girls from around the world, concluded that they would circumvent the traditional route of theater distribution and rely instead on social-media tools—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—to drive their message and build a community.Girl Rising has more than 245,000 fans on Facebook, and the film will open next week. About 500 screenings have been requested nationwide, with more than 32,000 tickets pre-reserved.


“In today’s world if you can get your message out early enough, you can find your super-fan,” says Holly Gordon, executive producer, explaining that the phrase “super-fan” is borrowed from Burger King, designated for people who visit six times a week. Theaters were booked through the site GATHR.us, where anyone can sign up and reserve a movie theater near them with the proviso they get a hundred friends to agree to come. “Sort of like having a party in someone else’s theater,” says Gordon..."


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Jeni Mawter's comment, March 5, 2013 9:33 PM
Inspirational in content and process!
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, March 6, 2013 4:13 AM
way to go!
Ann Klotz's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:09 PM

Richard, the film maker, came to Laurel School today; we ae so fortunate!

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When Women Stopped Coding

When Women Stopped Coding | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
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This is the first indication of the cause I've heard. No grand conspiracy; it is related to companies marketing the first computers to boys for gaming, which in turn gave the boys early experience with computers.

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"We Want Quality Education Because We Are Children of Quality" - Forbes

"We Want Quality Education Because We Are Children of Quality" - Forbes | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Ann Cotton is the founder and Executive Director of Camfed International, recognised for its best practice in girls’ education and young women’s leadership. This article was published as part of a debate on International Women's Day...

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Good article. I'm still reading it. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:10 AM

 

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/

 

Mary Glynn's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:01 PM

This article really shows how  a girl's education is her ticket to survival, success, and a better quality of life. I know I am guilty of dreading going to school some days and wishing I didn't have classes. But after reading this article, I understand how lucky I am. I have the PRIVILEGE of gaining an education that will forward my life. I know that I will be able to get a job, make an income, and support myself. Unfortunately, others cannot say the same. There are many young girls and women who dream of going to school, but are stuck at home doing domestic work. Cotton makes a powerful statement: "[A girl's] exclusion from the single opportunity that could transform her life ensures that her own future children will be born into poverty." I think this is an important and valid quote. Without education, one cannot move up in the world and has limited means. Therefore, when an uneducated young woman has children, the cycle repeats itself; they cannot escape from their lifestyle and struggles. This is why it is imperative, girls receive an education as well. Because if we do not allow every child to an education, we are causing them to be stuck in a world of poverty, suffering and dependence. Girls are just as important as boys, and have the same ability to succeed in life - we just need to give them a chance.

 

And for those of us who have the freedom to learn and receive an education, take advantage and learn as much as you can; never take your education for granted because others dream about being in yur shoes.

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Black Girls CODE - Summer of CODE 2013 - The Remix

Black Girls CODE - Summer of CODE 2013 - The Remix | Education of Girls | Scoop.it
Help fund the next generation of tech and expose 2,000+ girls to coding during our expanded CODE summer program. Donate Today. (The momentum is building :) We are just $24 from reaching $20,000! Let's keep it going!
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