There are many people who need to work seven days a week. But many others choose to. The digital revolution blurred the lines between time on and off, and time off is disappearing.
Tiffany Shlain, forthcoming author of the book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week, is an advocate for taking time away from digital devices and technology.
This year's Character Day will tackle one of the most universal, urgent questions: how do we create a healthier relationship between humanity and technology?
As a filmmaker, I find my career is rooted in experimenting with how technology can bring us together. But these days, I’m also spending a lot of time looking at how it’s keeping us apart.
Tech Shabbat is a modern twist on an ancient religious practice, attracting the attention of burned-out millennials exhausted trying to keep up in an increasingly connected world.
"We're at this really big moment where there's a lot of conversation about gender and power and a lot of people wanting things to change." — Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain
Tiffany Shlain, Emmy nominated filmmaker, speaker and Webby Awards founder, joined me for my inaugural podcast to talk about her amazing career, Tech Shabbats and life as a working mom.
Tiffany Shlain asks what the world would be like if it were gender-balanced. "Imagine how those changes would shift our culture as a whole and change your life, or someone you love."
Tiffany Shlain will present six short films about the intersection of Jewish identity and technology, including a “spoken cinema” version of “30,000 Days,” an exploration of how to live a life with purpose.
It's no secret there is gender inequality in the workplace, and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain is on a mission to show how and why gender equality “is better for the world." she says.
The idea of the day is to get us all talking about “the importance of character building in today’s increasingly distracted and overly-connected world.” What is the Buddhist view of a positive character?
Jason takes us through Tiffany’s hilarious beginnings as a CD-Rom maker to today, where she is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and leader of Character Day, coming up on September 13th.
What is “character”? It’s the qualities you value, the qualities that make you you, like leadership, curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, self-control, honesty, appreciation of beauty, and so much more.
50/50 is available for everyone to host the screening in their communities, schools, organizations, institutes, groups and everywhere else. It’s a global conversation discussing the ideas to bring people together.
50/50 Day spurred a conversation about women's rights that crossed continents and cultural barriers, fueled by film screenings, discussion groups, and a panel that joined participants in their advocacy for equality.
Spearheaded by Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain, Prominent Global Leaders Discuss the Importance of Developing Character Strengths (Empathy, Humility, Persistence).
In a shared experience, participants will explore, through short films and exercises, the development of character and its higher attributes such as empathy, humility and bravery. In other words, menschhood!
The number of current female heads of state has more than doubled since 2000, but it's still markedly low: women lead less than 10 percent of the 193 UN member nations.
It’s way past time to make gender parity the norm, not mere aspiration. That’s why filmmaker Tiffany Shlain organized 50/50 Day, an international push to change the conversation about gender equality.
Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is possible? How about at home or in politics? We’ve moved forward in so many ways, yet at the same time we’ve also taken huge steps backwards.
May 10 will mark 50/50 Day, a day dedicated to a "global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more."
The creative vision behind "50/50," which examines the often-neglected history of women trailblazers, Shlain hopes to transform the energy of yesterday's marches into a dialogue about the work we still have left to do.
Shlain is one of thousands of California progressives who are going to Washington this week. While she still plans on screening her film, Shlain is one of many going to protest as part of a growing resistance.
Filmmaker and public speaker Tiffany Shlain: "I think it’s a much more empowering way to look at history, rather than thinking that we never had something that we’re trying to get now, which is equality…"
Tiffany Shlain's new film "50/50" shares the story of what the world used to look like and can look like with true equality, part of Refinery 29's Shatterbox Anthology film series which explores the dynamics of women and power.
Character is our biggest asset. Character is what defines us daily, what drives our actions and what motivates how we conduct our lives. Character is the foundation of humanity.
What does the word “mensch” really mean? Of course, everyone knows its connotations of decency, kindness and humility; these are not gendered qualities. Yet the word is often applied more to men than to women.
Like a growing number of schools across the country, Yavneh has elevated character development to a central part of its mission. Character is a core skill to develop in students, alongside reading, science and math.
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain is gearing up for back to school. She’s working furiously to engage thousands of students and schools in Character Day on September 22.
The HBR IdeaCast sits down for a conversation with Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-award winning filmmaker and founder of Character Day, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.
What’s your definition of a mensch? Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is requesting that people record their answer on their phone and submit their video on letitripple.org/mensch_submit.
Let it Ripple will broaden the reach of Character Day, which uses film and discussion materials to create a global conversation about the importance of character-building in today’s 24/7 world.
Let it Ripple this year will create a global conversation about the importance of character-building in today’s 24/7 world – developing strengths like creativity, humility, grit, courage, compassion and empathy.
Some advocates—such as the Webby Awards creator Tiffany Shlain who last year founded “Character Day”—emphasize that “citizenship” is simply one component of a much broader goal: character development.
Tiffany has learned the deepest appreciation for her loved ones and the value of “turning off” to spark creativity and enlightenment. We talk about her curiosity and inspiration, and offer you the opportunity to join in this deeply, profound movement.