2. Speaker Kiley Lane Parker- Raising Ms. President (documentary)
3. Breakout (small group) discussions
Topics Discussed will include
· Why are women underrepresented in politics?
· What stops girls from wanting to run for office?
· How does our society depicted leadership of women around town?
· How can we work to change these problems?
About Our Speaker: Facebook Biography
Kiley Lane Parker is a documentary and ﬁlm director, producer, writer and editor. A journalism and political science graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she began her career as a writer and production coordinator for Warren Miller Entertainment. After moving to Telluride, Colorado she became the production manager and senior producer, editor and on camera host for Plum TV. Now rooted in her home state of Kentucky, she has produced and directed several documentaries for Kentucky Educational Television and the web TV station, kyGREEN.tv, which she co-founded with her husband in 2010.
Raising Ms. President is about raising the next generation of female political leaders. Studies show that when more women are at the political decision making table, their presence does make a difference, the problem is, women just don’t want to run. This documentary explores some of the reasons women don’t run for office and uncovers where political ambition begins. If we don’t have more young women envisioning themselves at the top, then asking them to run for office when they are older won’t matter. We must change the political landscape across the board, for the betterment of all people and our country.