The Harvey Weinstein story broke because several brave women spoke out after decades of being silent. There are upwards of 100 women who have made accusations against Weinstein, and many more who have accused men in powerful positions in Hollywood and beyond. This panel will hear from the #SilenceBreakers, the women who put their names, reputations, and careers on the line to stand up and change the culture. They will share their experiences and the impact speaking up has taken on lives and careers.
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the Festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience.