Celebrate Women’s History Month at The Paley Museum

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Friday, March 31, 2023
This March, join us at The Paley Museum for events featuring talented women who are pioneers in their fields, a screening series about women who make us laugh, plus an online experience at paleycenter.org. This month’s programming is sure to be inspiring, empowering, and educational—so make sure you mark your calendars for these amazing opportunities to celebrate with us.

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Come to The Paley Museum in New York to see Women Who Make Us Laugh, a screening series featuring the work of great women writers, directors, producers, and actors.


Relive the Work of Women who Broke Barriers and Defied Expectations

The Paley Center for Media is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women's Day with a virtual tribute to those who have created some of the most unforgettable women-led stories in television history. Through the years, the Paley Center has uplifted and preserved the work of the women who broke barriers and defied expectations in their fields: Creators like Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar), Misha Green (Lovecraft Country), Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time), stars like Jean Smart (Hacks), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America), and Anya Taylor Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), newsmakers like Hoda Kotb and Maria Hinojosa, and trailblazers like Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno. They are just a few of the many women who have challenged social norms, told memorable stories, and moved audiences.

Listen to these on-set experiences and shared wisdom from a selection of previous Paley events below.


PaleyFest NY 2022: Queen Sugar

Stars and creatives of OWN's Queen Sugar (Shaz Bennett, Meshell Ndegeocello, Tammy Townsend, Nicholas L. Ashe, Bianca Lawson, Omar J. Dorsey, Tina Lifford) gather with moderator Arianna Davis at PaleyFest NY 2022 to celebrate their show created by Ava DuVernay.

PaleyImpact: The Beauty That Remains: The Legacy of Anne Frank

Participants: Melissa Gilbert, Actress; Lynn Novick, Director and Producer; Tony Phelan, Screenwriter; Sharon R. Douglas, Anne Frank Center USA CEO; Pieter Kohnstam, Holocaust Survivor. Moderator: Ruth Franklin, Author and Book Critic.

PaleyFestLA 2022: Hacks

Producers and stars of HBO Max's Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky, Paul W. Downs, Jean Smart, Mark Indelicato, Poppy Liu) gather with moderator Michael Schneider at PaleyFest LA 2022 to celebrate their show.

Ms. Marvel

Stars and creatives of Disney+'s Ms. Marvel (Sana Amanat, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Iman Vellani, Zenobia Shroff) gather on June 9, 2022, with moderator Trisha Sakhuja-Walia to celebrate their show.

The Queen’s Gambit at PaleyFest LA 2021 sponsored by Citi and Verizon

Participants: Stars and an executive producer of Netflix's The Queen's Gambit (William Horberg, Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling, and Bill Camp) gather with moderator Stacey Wilson Hunt at PaleyFest LA 2021 to celebrate their show.

Love Country at PaleyFest LA 2021 sponsored by Citi and Verizon

Participants: Showrunner Misha Green, stars Jurnee Smollett, Michael Kenneth Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Chung, and Abbey Lee

Dolly Parton Talks Turning Her Songs Into Movies at PaleyFest

Participants: Stars and producers of Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kathleen Turner) gather with moderator Jim Halterman at PaleyFest LA 2020 to celebrate their show.


The Stars of Mrs. America Talk Equality & Inspiration at PaleyFest

Participants: Stars and creatives of FX on Hulu's Mrs. America (Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Ari Graynor, John Slattery, Dahvi Waller, Stacey Sher, Ryan Fleck, and Coco Francini) gather with moderator Martha Raddatz at PaleyFest LA 2020 to celebrate their show.

The ODAAT Cast & Stacey Abrams Talk LatinX Representation at PaleyFest

Stars and producers of Pop TV's One Day at a Time (Brent Miller, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky, India de Beaufort, Ed Quinn, Raquel Justice, and Sheridan Pierce) gather with moderator Stacey Abrams at PaleyFest LA 2020 to celebrate their show.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Cast Share Season Three’s Best Moments at PaleyFest

Participants: Stars and creators of Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Caroline Aaron, Kevin Pollak, Stephanie Hsu, Sterling K. Brown, Luke Kirby, Leroy McClain, and Jane Lynch) gather with moderator Jessica Radloff at PaleyFest LA 2020 to celebrate their show.

PaleyLive: TODAY 70th Anniversary

Anchors and personalities from NBC's TODAY (Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Jenna Hager Bush, Willie Geist, Sheinelle Jones, Dylan Dreyer) gather on May 11, 2022, with moderator Harry Smith to celebrate their show.

PaleyImpact: The Growing Influence of Hispanic Voices in Journalism​

Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative Donors

The Paley Center thanks the donors who have contributed to the Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative:

A Few Good Women Productions
AMC Networks
Apple, Inc.
Banijay & Endemol Shine Holdings
Berlanti Productions
CBS / Paramount+
Condé Nast Entertainment
End of Episode Productions
FOX Entertainment
FTI Consulting
FX Networks & FX Productions
GroupM North America
HBO / Max Content
Isaac Lee / EXILE Content
Lionsgate Television Group
Mary Parent
MGMPlus Entertainment LLC
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network & OTT Streaming
Paramount Global
Peter Rice
Phillip Sun, M88
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tyler Perry Studios
Warner Bros. Television Group

As of September 2023