This week, KLRU-TV is launching a campaign to identify and bring a spotlight to local women leaders as part of the Women and Girls Lead public media initiative.
Women and girls everywhere are stepping into leadership roles, working to improve their communities, and innovating in science, the arts, business, and governance. Yet there is still much to do to deliver on the promise of equal access, justice, and opportunity for women and girls worldwide. Women and Girls Lead: Austin is a project to showcase extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community.
Through their new website, KLRU-TV has put out a call to “nominate a woman that has inspired you”. Participants are encouraged to fill out a nomination form and promote via social media to solicit nominations from which they will select several inspiring women from the Austin area to attend a special screening and launch event on August 23rd. These women will also be interviewed as a continuation of the Women and Girls Lead: Austin web series, which is being produced by Texas independent filmmakers Betsy and Carl Crum, supported by ITVS and KLRU through a LINCS co-production.
The first seven films profile a diverse group of phenomenal women from the Austin area, all of whom demonstrate leadership in many different ways. Now, KLRU is looking to expand the production with even more stories that they know are out there waiting to be told. We can’t wait to find out who this next group of Austin leaders are so be sure to join us in following KLRU on Facebook and Twitter (@klru) this summer. See you there!