[Lady Gaga onstage at last night's Robin Hood Fundraiser]
Last night, NYC's most lucrative fundraiser, The Robin Hood Foundation, held it's annual fundraiser. Robin Hood targets poverty in NYC and last night's focus stemmed largely on veterans and their families living here. From a performance by Lady Gaga to a live stream video from Brian Williams, the Gala left nothing out...except the ladies. The theme was "Superheroes" but some leading women guests were left wondering why there was such a lack of Superhero women, not to mention women board leaders.
Email from a member of my inbox group composed of dozens of high-level women that are set on "changing the ratio" in male dominated fields including tech, finance, business etc.
"At the Robin Hood Event. The theme is Super Heroes. There are no female action figures on the big screen....and only 4 of 34 Board Members are women.....wow." -Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
[Photo by Frank Micelotta]
Below, some of the real life Super Hero women who attended last night's fundraiser. And, below that, an email response from another member of the email chain with a list of famous Super Heroes who are female, to be used as inspiration for future themed party throwers.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerri Washington
Martha Stewart, Naomi Watts, Mariska Hargitay
Comic Book Heroines: Rogue, Jean Grey, Storm and Kitty Pryde from X-Men Sue Storm, aka Invisible Girl, and one of the Fantastic Four (she was an astronaut!) Wonder Woman
Animation Heroines: Scarlett from GI Joe Aeon Flux
Favorites; She-Ra Rainbow Brite Jem and the Holograms Cheetara
Sci-Fi Heroines: Ellen Ripley from Alien Trinity from The Matrix River Tam from Serenity Zoe Washburne from Serenity Princess Leia Sarah Connor Barbarella (sexy!)
TV Show Superheroes: Sydney Bristow from Alias Emma Peel from The Avengers Kara Thrace (Starbuck) from BSG The Bionic Woman Buffy! Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager Uhura Xena, Warrrior Princess
Video Game Heroines: Lara Croft Valkyrie (from Gauntlet) Faith (Mirror's Edge) Chun-Li (Street Fighter II) The girl from Resident Evil that Mia Jovovich plays - or her character in The Fifth Element
Want something classic? Athena Artemis Aphrodite Hera Nike Devi Isis
Or hell, why not some good clean, smart girl fun: Nancy Drew