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Start Somewhere & StartOut Present “Miss Representation” in D.C. May 14th

Start Somewhere is proud to partner with StartOut, an organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship within the LGBT community, to host a screening of Miss Representation on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Washington D.C. at The GALA Hispanic Theater. The event will raise money and awareness for StartOut’s Lesbian Entrepreneurship mentoring program. Interested in learning more about the program? Email Leanne at

Because Miss Representation is such an important film, we’re enlisting the help of key organizations to help spread the word. To learn more about being a community sponsor click here.


About The Film

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Join us!

Miss Representation Screening

Monday May 14, 6:00 PM
GALA Hispanic Theater
3333 14th St, NW, Washington, DC

Presenting Sponsors

Community Sponsors

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About Leanne Pittsford

As Chief Executive Officer, Leanne is responsible for Start Somewhere’s vision as a marketing consultancy helping change makers in the world of business, not for profits and social capital. If you do work that’s good for the world, we want to make you better through effective marketing. Leanne manages our client’s experience with Start Somewhere from start to finish. She works with our talented staff to make sure Start Somewhere delivers a finished product that exceeds client expectations. Before beginning Start Somewhere, Leanne led operations for Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender organization in the U.S. Most non-profit employees rarely have one role, and her years there were no exception: Leanne directed data analytics for both their development and marketing teams, directed several online marketing and fundraising campaigns, managed human resources and played an active role in the organizations financial operations. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie who is equally passionate about coffee, bikram yoga and photography, and considers San Francisco, California home regardless of her current IP address.

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