50/50 Day
Curated Playlists

We’re so grateful to our partners at MAKERS, Influence Film Club and The Smart Feed for curating playlists of additional video and films to continue the conversation about #GettingTo5050!

The Smart Feed: Geared toward parents and educators, The Smart Feed created a list of 30 films, filtered by age appropriateness, all about getting to a more gender balanced world. Check them out here!

Influence Film Club: This club handpicks a documentary as its featured film every month. With its film of the month, film discussion guides, and curated playlists of docs, Influence Film Club extends the conversation while suggesting ways to Influence and get involved. For 50/50 Day, they put together a powerful playlist of films around role models and mentors. Here they are!

MAKERS: Known as “the largest video collection of women’s stories,” MAKERS took a deep dive into our Getting to 50/50 poster and curated videos for each circle. It’s an incredible collection of videos of inspiring people and stories. Check them out below!


Pay Equality:

Lilly Ledbetter, Activist (Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009)

Lauren Berger, Career Resource Entrepreneur/“Intern Queen”

Business Leadership:
Ursula Burns, Former CEO of Xerox Company
Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube

Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest
Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest

Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children’s Defense Fund


Political Leadership:
Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States
Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State

Sandra Day O’Connor, First Female Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice
Roberta Kaplan, Attorney, United States V. Windsor
Sarah Weddington, Attorney, Roe v. Wade

Voting Access:
Nancy Pelosi, First Female U.S. Speaker of the House on “Ghosts of Suffragettes Past”

Jane Chen, Non-Profit Healthcare Advocate

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, First Latina Elected to Congress


Gender Identity:
Jill Soloway, Award-Winning Director (“Transparent”), Writer, & Artist

Sexual Orientation:
Roberta Kaplan, Attorney, United States V. Windsor

Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code, on “Religion and Race in the Midwest”

Ruth Simmons, First African-American Ivy League President (Brown) on “The Poverty Line”


Michelle Rhee, Education Reformer

Media Representation:
Geena Davis, Actor and Founder of The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Media Creation:
Katie Couric, Network News Pioneer
Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker
Shonda Rhimes, Screenwriter & Producer
Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker

Gender Norms:
Jill Soloway, Award-Winning Director (“Transparent”), Writer, & Artist

Tamika Catchings, WNBA Champion
Misty Copeland, First African-American Female Principal Ballet Dancer
Mia Hamm, Champion Soccer Player
Billie Jean King, Tennis Champion & Activist
Lisa Leslie, Champion Basketball Player
Carli Lloyd, US Women’s Soccer Player
Danica Patrick, Champion Race Car Driver
Abby Wambach, Team USA Soccer Player
Serena Williams, Championship Tennis Player


Ruth Westheimer, Sex Therapist

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO of Care.com

Sandra Day O’Connor, First Female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, on “The Alzheimer’s Challenge”

Unpaid Domestic Work:
Marie Wilson, Women’s Activist, on “The Value of Women’s Unpaid Work”

Salamishah Tillet, Scholar, Activist, Author, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc.
Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International
Esta Soler, Founder of Futures Without Violence