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The Female Quotient to Host the First Girls’ Lounge at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

(PRNewsfoto/The Female Quotient)
(PRNewsfoto/The Female Quotient)

The Female Quotient, a company and community dedicated to accomplishing workplace equality, recently announced that it will bring its signature event, The Girls’ Lounge, to the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. Held at the Majestic 71 Beach in Cannes, France, The Girls’ Lounge venue designed and produced by the Agency A.D.R. will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 8 through May 19.

“With movements like Me Too and Time’s Up shining a spotlight on the issue of equality—particularly in the entertainment industry—we felt that this pivotal moment was the right time to bring The Girls’ Lounge to Cannes,” said Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient. “We are thrilled to bring the Girls’ Lounge to the Cannes Film Festival and partner with TheWrap and A.D.R. to drive conversations that will effect lasting change in the film community and beyond.”

The Girls’ Lounge is a growing community of women in business who are transforming workplace culture. In partnership with some of the world’s leading brands, Shelley Zalis and her team at The Female Quotient create memorable pop-up experiences and impactful programming to advance gender equality in the workplace.

The Female Quotient has a presence at global events including The World Economic Forum, SXSW, Cannes Lions, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and other prestigious events all over the world. Recently, Zalis accepted a New York Women in Communications Matrix Award for her work as a mentor, role model and game changer in her industry.


The Girls’ Lounge at Cannes will feature panel discussions and fireside chats; celebrity portraits with photographer Geneviève Caron of FH Studio in Montreal provided by TheWrap; unplugged advice interviews; professional styling; and a “confidence closet” with The Female Quotient’s newly introduced “talkin’ tees” and “talkin’ tools for advancement” necklaces that unlock career advice. For more information, visit www.thefemalequotient.com.

Diane Borget
Diane Borget's family moved to San Diego from Philadelphia just before her high school years and she has never recovered from the social ostracizing ;) She enjoys concerts, dinners, and any group settings :) Thank you for reading!
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