Making Moves: First Female CEOs, TED Talks, & Record-Breaking Films

Every Friday, we here at C&C like to celebrate all of the incredible contributions women are making in the world. And as always, this was a good week for women. Read on to see women being featured in film festivals, moving up in business, and more!

Activist, writer, and educator Brittany Packnett gave her first TED Talk ever this week. The subject of the talk: confidence! Packnett says she has been working her whole life for this moment, speaking at the event TED2019: Bigger Than Us in Vancouver on April 16th.

She’s moving on up! Corie Barry, the current CFO of Best Buy, will become the company’s first-ever female CEO. Barry will become one of the few CEOs to head an S&P 500 Company and will officially take the role this June. Talk about being a boss!

“What, like it’s hard?” Kim Kardashian West is taking a page out of Elle Woods’s book and is planning to become a lawyer. KKW informed Vogue that she’s been studying law for the past year as part of a four-year apprenticeship available for those who did not attend law school. She is scheduled to take the bar exam in 2022 and credits her work helping Alice Marie Johnson get out of prison for this new endeavor.

Lights, camera, more female representation! This week, the Cannes film festival revealed its official selection of films to be screened this year. The News? They’ve tied their record for the most films directed by women to be considered for jury prizes, with four. More female directors are to be featured as well, with 13 of the 51 directors being women. To top it all off, the official poster (above) was made as an homage to female filmmaker Agnès Varda.