23rd March 2018
We were delighted to be invited by Edwina Dunn and The Female Lead to the premiere of Disney’s latest blockbuster movie, A Wrinkle in Time and even more delighted that we could share the experience with two of our partner schools, Surbiton High School and The Hurlingham Academy of United Learning.
The Female Lead is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making women’s stories more visible and offering alternative role models to those ever-present in popular culture. Founded by data pioneer and entrepreneur Edwina Dunn, the project highlights the breadth of female achievement in order to offer inspiration for future generations. The Female Lead creates a variety of spaces to present these stories including a book of 60 amazing women from around the world, an online and social media presence, and an outreach programme for girls in schools, celebrating female role models who shape the world.
Directed by female icon, Ava DuVernay, and starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, A Wrinkle in Time is a epic adventure through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides. We discover that strength comes from individuality and that the best way to triumph fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Not only did the students get to attend the screening of the movie but they met the director and key cast members.
Jenny Pool, Director of 7billionideas said:
“It was an honour to be invited by Edwina to this event and a fantastic that we could extend the invitation to a group of highly talented students from Surbiton High School and The Hurlingham Academy. This film gives such a positive message to young women it was something we jumped at the chance to be involved with. It was an evening that we will never forget for the rest of our lives and we’re extremely grateful to The Female Lead for all of the amazing work that it does.”
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