Filmmaker: Sharon Rowen
Runtime: 58 min
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred and others share their experiences in this documentary about gender equity by lawyer & filmmaker Sharon Rowen.
About The Filmmaker
Sharon Rowen combines 37 years as a lawyer and 20 years as a filmmaker to bring to life the story of women lawyers in America. In her groundbreaking film, Balancing the Scales, Sharon interviews five generations of women lawyers, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and well known civil rights activist Gloria Allred, on the challenges faced by women lawyers in the United States today. The film was shown nationwide on U.S. public television stations in 2017. Sharon has screened the film and talked about gender equality in the legal profession to some of the world’s largest firms and corporations as well as national bar associations and national women’s organizations, including the ABA/Harvard Summit on Retaining Women in the Profession and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Rowen’s received her BA from Emory University and her JD from Columbia Southern College of Law. She is a founding partner of the law firm of Rowen & Klonoski, and of the film production company, R&K Productions, both based in Atlanta.