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On opening doors for women

In an interview on 60 minutes, Ava DuVernay, the director of the Oscar-nominated film Selma was asked by Bob Simon if her success with the movie will enable other women and other African Americans to make more movies. Women directors currently only make about 4% of movies.

DuVerny answered, “I’m not a big believer in one – one person opening a door. I can open a door, but if there’s no one coming behind me or the door is allowed to shut right after me, it doesn’t mean much.”

Participants in AWESOME Symposiums have expressed a similar view – saying that a network of women working together is more likely to make real change.

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