As a female copywriter and marketer, this is a cause that speaks directly to my heart. Young women need positive role models and are constantly bombarded with conflicting, and often sexist, messages within mainstream media. I am a huge fan of inspirational documentaries that spread a vital message to the world. I am now working towards finding a donated space to screen Miss Representation in my local community.
As I reflect upon last week's Summit and the Mashable article, I examined my own social consciousness as a business leader. What contribution can I give back to the world? As a former non-profit fundraiser, my career revolved around helping others and it is what made my job so rewarding. I felt like I was part of a higher purpose - a larger cause that went beyond just me.
Ask yourself this question: are you a socially conscious entrepreneur, and what are you doing to make a difference/impact in your community? I encourage you to take one small step today - how can you help others and make a difference? There is sheer power and force when people come together and work for a higher cause. Choose a cause that personally resonates with you and where you feel you can leave a positive imprint on our world.
PS - if you are interested in hosting a local screening of Miss Representation in your city or town, check out MissRepresentation for more information!