Miss Representation: Q&A Panel Members announced!

We are delighted to announce the panelists for this Friday’s Miss Representation post-film Q&A: Sharron McCarthy, Barbara MacLeod, and Virginia Prescott, moderated by Robin A. Comstock!

Read their full (and impressive!) bios below, and join us this Friday, November 2nd at The Music Hall:

Panelists announced for Miss Represenation- Robin Comstock, Sharron McCarthy, Barbara MacLeod, Virginia Prescott

Read more and download new event poster below:



President and CEO, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Robin A. Comstock is the President and CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest Chamber of Commerce serving just under 1,000 members. In her role as President and CEO, Comstock is the voice of the Greater Manchester business community. She is responsible for developing the organization’s strategic plan while identifying clear measurable goals. She acts as a liaison to the Chamber’s Board of Directors, elected local, state, and federal officials. She also develops relations between members of the private and public sectors to benefit the community at large, and the business community specifically. Robin currently sits on the Boards of Amoskeag Industries, INTOWN, Manchester, ITRC Advisory Board and the DRED Advisory Board.




President of McLean Communications

Sharron McCarthy is President of McLean Communications. Sharron serves as publisher of New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Business Review, New Hampshire Home Magazine and Parenting NH Magazine. McLean also produces events around the state including “Best of NH,” “The BOB Awards,” “Business Excellence Awards,” and “Family Fun Fair” along with several others. Sharron has been in the publishing business for 24 years, having held various Sales and Marketing management positions in the New England media market including New Hampshire Profiles, Worcester Magazine, The Patriot Ledger and The Telegraph. Sharron has worked with a number of non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, Adult Learning Center, March of Dimes, Easter Seals, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The NH Food Bank. She currently serves on the boards of the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation and the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association.



Principal at CrossCurrent Communications

Barbara brings 25 years of media experience as an award-winning television reporter, anchor and documentary producer. An accomplished, multi-faceted communications and media relations specialist, she is experienced both behind and in front of the camera. For 19 years, Barbara was an anchor, special assignment reporter and documentary producer for New England Cable News in Boston. She is NECN’s most honored reporter with three Emmys, four Edward R. Murrow Awards including a National Murrow for Best Documentary, five National Gracie awards and numerous Associated Press awards. She has been repeatedly recognized as one of Boston’s top reporters. Barbara has extensive print and broadcast contacts in New England and in the national media, having worked in four different media markets over the course of her career. A compelling writer and public speaker, she works with clients to communicate their message effectively and provides media training in crisis management, public speaking and on-camera interviews. Barbara serves on the Board of StageForce.



Host of Word of Mouth Radio Program and Podcast from NHPR

Virginia Prescott is host of Word of Mouth, NHPR’s daily conversation about emerging trends, new ideas and under-reported stories from viral and pop culture. Her deep roots in public radio began at WWOZ in New Orleans. She later launched the Edward R. Morrow Award-Winning interactive media team at WNYC in New York City, and became editor, producer and director for NPR’s On Point and PRI’s Here & Now programs while at WBUR in Boston. Throughout her radio career, she’s helped build independent radio stations throughout the developing world and trained journalists in post-conflict zones from Sierra Leone to the Balkans. Her commitment to the power of sound and story-telling led her to create audio installations in Houston, Watertown, Massachusetts, and at MIT. She was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University and was a member of the Peabody Award-winning production team for Jazz from Lincoln Center with Ed Bradley. She loves working in radio, but regrets that so many good outfits go unnoticed.

Miss Representation movie and Q&A event 11/2/12

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One Response to “Miss Representation: Q&A Panel Members announced!”
  1. Tami Gilmartin says:

    I took my 14 year old daughter to see Misrepresentation at the Music Hall. The film was enlightening and definitely highlighted the downside of portrayal of women in the media. I did leave questioning the volume of graphics used and wondered if more footage could have been devoted to stories such as the girl running for Youth Governor. What was her exposure to the current media culture?
    The panelists were great, in particular Barbara MacLeod. Her comments reminded me of the choices we all make as women and mothers to do the best we can in spite of the demands of our lives. I am single mother, with a prior career in the fashion industry, who has struggled with many of these issues personally. I have done my best to raise my daughter with awareness of all of these issues and was encouraged and reminded that effort put forth in my own backyard counts. We all have a choice to be conscious whatever our schedules and circumstances, and I choose to remain optimistic that we are moving forward.
    Tami Gilmartin
    York Harbor, ME

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