FedScoop documentary on women in STEM hits DC


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FedScoop will premiere its first mini-documentary tomorrow during an invitation-only screening at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C.

The documentary, “Tenacity,” runs 15 minutes and explores the challenges and triumphs women have experienced in the workplace, focusing particularly on leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, known as STEM.

“I’m thrilled to unveil our first-ever FedScoop mini-documentary on such an important topic,” said Goldy Kamali, CEO of FedScoop. “This is journalism that will make a difference in our community by raising awareness of the very real challenges women overcome in business and industry, and will show young women that anything is possible.”

The screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion, and the video will air publicly April 25 on fedscoop.com.

“The experiences that these women and other commentators shared with us were truly eye opening,” said FedScoop national security reporter Dan Verton, who co-produced the documentary with FedScoop technology reporter Colby Hochmuth. “I was struck by the messaging we send to our nation’s young women. Although women have accomplished a lot in the workplace, the fight to even the playing field, particularly in technical careers and senior leadership positions, is far from over.”

“I hope that everyone who watches the film gets the same experience out of it as Dan and I did while making it: being truly inspired,” Hochmuth said. “There are so many women doing amazing things in the tech field today, and I hope this will serve as a call to action for both men and women everywhere to recognize the work left to be done.”

“Tenacity” features in-depth interviews with some of the top women leaders from government and industry, including:

  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Ellen McCarthy, chief operating officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency;
  • Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions – Civil;
  • Maria Horton, former CIO at the National Naval Medical Center;
  • Marisa Raether, senior principal consultant, Intuitive.IT; and
  • Alec Ross, former senior innovation adviser for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

(Trailer) “Tenacity: Women Redefining Leadership”

Produced, written and edited by: Colby Hochmuth and Dan Verton
Running Time: 15:24
Airs publicly: April 25, fedscoop.com, including extended interview clips.


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