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Nancy Meyers

With her blockbuster hits Private Benjamin and Baby Boom, Nancy Meyers defied the conventional wisdom that a movie centered on a woman’s story wouldn’t draw audiences.

Ellen Greene

While actress Ellen Greene has played a variety of roles, she is best known for her performances as Audrey in both the live and film versions of the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Hailed as the “Scream Queen” for her 1978 film debut in Halloween and her work in other slasher films, Jamie Lee Curtis defied expectations through her roles in A Fish Called Wanda and The Heidi Chronicles.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian Sarah Silverman has used her raunchy and irreverent deadpan humor as much to raise awareness about issues like women’s health as to entertain.

Nancy Meyers, 2013

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Nancy Meyers in 2013.
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Nancy Meyers in 2013.


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Ellen Greene, 2008

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

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Sarah Silverman, 2007

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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Kitty Carlisle Hart

Actress and singer Kitty Carlisle Hart was honored for her tireless crusade for funding for the arts when the New York State Theater in Albany was named after her.

Sally Priesand and Colleagues, Europe

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Rabbi Sally Priesand (center) and colleagues, on their trip through Europe to commemorate Regina Jonas. From JWA's documentary "In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas"
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Rabbi Sally Priesand (center) and colleagues, on their trip through Europe to commemorate Regina Jonas. From JWA's documentary "In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas"

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Film." (Viewed on June 1, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/film>.

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