City ladies flock to see Girl Rising at Leicester Sq

Gabriella Griffith
HIGH ranking women from some of the City’s largest institutions descended on Leicester Square last night for a screening of Girl Rising – a film which presents the stories of nine girls around the world and their struggle for education.

The film has had a peculiar campaign, opting to be screened through a crowdsourcing platform rather than go on regular release, in a bid to foster greater engagement. Corporations are encouraged to host their own screenings to raise extra awareness and donations.

With Davos kicking off tomorrow, equality in the City and among world leaders is likely to be a strong topic but our struggle for diversity is put into perspective in the face of the stories in the film.

“We have a number of women going to Davos and it’s important to see women in leadership roles but what this film is about is a step back from the equality issues we have here. It’s about quality of life and the right to an education,” Rebecca Eastmond, UK head of philanthropy for JP Morgan told The Capitalist.

“I wish the girls in the film had the high class problems we’re grappling with here.”