Gender and leadership in the movie The Devil wars Prada

For this assignment, students will explore gender and leadership firsthand. Experiential exercises such as this provides a unique opportunity for students to learn in such a way that it moves them from a passive to an active participant in the learning process. There are three (3) parts to this assignment – the experience itself, a 2-3-page Executive Summary, and sharing a 2-3-minute overview during class.

  1. Analyze a Film or DocumentarySelect and review a film or documentary that deals with an aspect of women in leadership and write a 2-3-page Executive Summary that summarizes your learnings. Your summary should include the following: (1) a brief synopsis of the story and depiction of main characters; (2) the context in which the story is set, including specific examples pertaining to gender and leadership; (3) describe what we can learn from the film about gender and leadership; (4) integrate your analysis with the knowledge gained in this course; and (5) your biggest takeaway from the film and how its ideas will inform your own leadership and gender perspectives.Suggested titles:
    • Miss Sloane
    • Molly’s Game
    • Joy
    • Suffragette
    • The Devil Wears Prada (I choce this one)
    • Working Girl
    • Erin Brockovich
    • The Associate
    • 9to5
    • Legally Blonde
  • Norma Rae
  • Baby Boom
  • Morning Glory
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
  • Miss Representation
  • The Hunting Ground
  • Audrie and Daisy
  • The Women’s List
  • Half the Sky
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Help
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Ocean’s 8
 

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