R.I. Lieutenant Governor to Speak at Women’s History Month Event
Providence, R.I. — Elizabeth H. Roberts, lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, will discuss the challenges she has faced in her career as part of a film screening at Providence College on Wednesday, March 7, in honor of Women’s History Month.
The movie, Miss Representation, explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women results in their underrepresentation in positions of power. The documentary was shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Wednesday’s event is sponsored by the Board of Programmers, PC Democrats, and Women Will, with support from organizations such as PC Republicans and Pi Sigma Alpha. It will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Slavin Center’s ’64 Hall. After the screening, Roberts and Kristine C. Goodwin, the College’s vice president for student affairs, will answer questions.
Roberts served as a state senator for a decade before she became the first woman elected as lieutenant governor of Rhode Island in 2007. The Brown graduate got a master’s of business administration degree in health care management from Boston University and has worked as a business strategy consultant, policy analyst, and health care manager.