Power of Women’s Fund Philanthropy Partners with Markey’s

More than 800 people attended The Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy on October 2, 2014 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom to learn more about Women's Fund of Central Indiana and to hear Geena Davis talk about “Taking Aim and Empowering our Daughters and Ourselves.” Participants from GO (Women's Fund philanthropy education program for young people) emceed the event and shared their thoughts on how Women's Fund has inspired them. Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director, shared an update on the work of Women's Fund, including the exciting news that Women's Fund has been invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative and the news of the NEXT initiative - Women's Fund's focus on helping move young women 18-24 from poverty to a lifetime of economic stability. Geena Davis spoke about gender in the media, where she discussed the important role media plays in influencing our thoughts on gender norms. “We need to keep in mind that 80% of the media consumed around the world is created in the United States, so we are, to a large extent, responsible for exporting a rather negative view of women around the world," she shared. 

Markey’s Rental & Staging had the pleasure of working with Kari Strolberg, Event Planner, at  Detail + Design. Our scope of work included textured mesh fabric which was up lit by Martin Stage bars serving as the foundation of the and we used the Cy towers as scenic pieces lit with Chauvet Slim Pars & Martin Mac 101s.  Presenters utilized a Presidential Teleprompter and stood behind an acrylic lectern with silver trim which featured the Women’s Fund logo.  Two (2) 9’ x 16’ screens were flown on either side of the stage and fed video from a Blackmagic ATEM digital switcher.  Two (2) Sony HXC cameras were used to I-Mag the program.  Twubs twitter app was used to monitor and screen various hashtags pertinent to the program. Also with Twubs, we able to create a custom look for the various tweets to be fed onto the screens in the ballroom and digital signage monitors located in the reception area.