Shearman And Sterling

Event November 07, 2019

Brave Girl Rising Screening and Panel Discussion

  • New York

As a proud sponsor of Girl Rising’s global campaign for girl’s education and empowerment, Shearman & Sterling was pleased to host an exclusive screening of Brave Girl Rising—a powerful new short film about courage and transformation.

Made in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and filmed in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Brave Girl Rising is a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances.

The screening was followed by a thoughtful panel discussion featuring Senka Filipovic, the Senior Officer at IRC, who shared her childhood experience as a refugee.


  • Donna Parisi, Partner, Shearman & Sterling


  • Christina Lowery, CEO, Girl Rising
  • Senka Filipovic, Senior Officer, IRC
  • Shannon Paz Holland, Associate Director, IRC