Hollywood comes to NCCU
Ugly Betty star speaks to students
Actress America Ferrera poses with a fan after Monday Lyceum. Gabriel Aikens/Echo staff photographer
Women make up 50 percent of the work force but only three percent hold CEO positions. Just three of the 50 states have women as their Senators. N.C. Central University students were made aware of these are staggering statistics Monday night when "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera talked about the role of women in the world as part of the NCCU Lyceum series.
"I learned from Ferrera that I can help women exceed by uplifting and supporting those who are setting themselves apart and who are focused on their success," said mass communication sophomore James Jenkins.
Ferrera, youngest of six children in a single parent home, informed the audience about various women across the world that have made a difference.
In 2008 Ferrera campaigned for Hilary Clinton because of her position on the health of women and children.
"I felt that I had to take a stand somehow because while I was paying attention to what she was campaigning about all the media seemed to be focused on was her hair and her pants suits," said Ferrera.
"It took me getting really pissed off to feel like I had to do something."
According to Ferrera change will not happen for women unless the minds of men change. She said men around the world have contributed to women having a voice to be heard.
Specifically Ferrera mentioned men such as author Nicholas Kritsoph author of the book "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into opportunity for Women," and Muthar Kent, chairman and CEO of Coca Cola, who founded the 5 BY 20 initiative to empower five million women entrepreneurs by 2020.
"Woman can make a difference on this campus and around the world by making sure their voice is being heard. Carrying themselves with respect and dignity" says psychology freshman Charmaine Griffin.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
Recent Campus Echo News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR CAMPUS ECHO
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST CAMPUS ECHO NEWS
RECENT CAMPUS ECHO CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Wellness Travel Is on the Rise
- 3 Steps to Build a Better Nest Egg
- Para los latinos, el Día de las Madres es una...
- Top 4 Signs You Need to Call a Pest Professional
- Another Reason to Choose Chiropractic Care First for Pain...
- Create a Precious Moment for Mom This Mother's Day
- 4 Basic Exercises to Help Older Adults Improve Strength...
- New Drug May Help Control the Spread of Cancer
- Uber to Passengers: Our Drivers May Be Unsafe
- Thermal Imaging Camera Helps Find Hidden Damage in Your Home
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- TD Ameritrade Seeks Applicants for NextGen Financial Planning Scholarships, Grants
- Make it Count: Get the Most out of the End of the Semester!
- FARE's College Food Allergy Program Pilots in a Dozen Schools Nationwide
- HOTSHOT® HOT Canned Coffee gets a Jolt from Kickstarter
- From dating to internships - it's everything you need to know about college: The Her Campus Guide to College Life, Out Now