There are many organizations that are concerned with the image of aging in our society today. And there are many opportunities for all of us to make our voices heard. The following web sites offer a wide range of information and ideas on how one individual can reach out and make a difference. They are informative and inspiring.
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Women in Film - A professional organization whose purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries.
In the Trenches Productions - This group, comprised of actress/producers, celebrates the power of women over 40 and strives to change the way the media views and utilizes women over 40 through its films and advocacy arm.
Seasoned Women's Network - Best-selling author and cultural observer, Gail Sheehy has chronicled the passages in the lives of the Baby Boomer women and now hosts a web site “where women over 45 talk about what’s REALLY on their minds.”
Women's Film Network - The Women’s Film Network exists to give women full access and a prominent voice in the production and dissemination of the powerful images that influence our society. An ancient Chinese proverb says: “Women hold up half the sky.”
The Women's Media Center - A progressive women’s media origination founded by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda that focuses on political, entertainment and social issues facing women today.
Age Wave - Dr. Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new and vital image of maturity. Over the past 30 years, Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing and workforce implications of the "age wave." He is a psychologist, gerontologist and author of thirteen books on aging-related issues.
Alliance of Women Film Journalists - An association of highly qualified professional female movie critics, reporters and feature writers working in print, broadcast and online media. Their purpose is to support work by and about women - both in front of and behind the cameras.