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Sharon was selected by the American Film Showcase and the U.S. State Department to screen her award-winning film "Balancing the Scales" to audiences around the world, and to give presentations about gender equality and filmmaking to filmmakers, lawyers, journalists and students. Her first  stop was in Kiev and other cities in Ukraine, screening at the American Independence Film Festival, where she was introduced to the audience at the Festival premiere by the US Ambassador to Ukraine.  Sharon told the audience, "We are thrilled to take part in this discussion and hear voices from around the world"! 

Sharon will be traveling to several countries in southeast Asia this spring as part of the American Film Showcase program.  Stay tuned!

Sharon is pictured with student filmmakers from Ukraine at Indie Lab. Sharon and filmmaker Andrea Nevins spoke to the students and had the opportunity to watch and comment on the students’ films.

Sharon is pictured with student filmmakers from around the world. This picture was taken at the Indie Lab where they watched the students’ films and discussed the art of filmmaking.

Sharon being interviewed by international press corps about her experience attending the film festival. — with American Film Showcase at Kiev.

Sharon being interviewed by international press corps about her experience attending the film festival. — with American Film Showcase at Kiev.

Sharon being introduced to the audience by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the premiere.

Sharon being introduced to the audience by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the premiere.


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In honor of International Women’s Day, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, along with the Association of Corporate Counsel  hosted a screening of Balancing the Scales. The turnout was great and the after-screening questions were outstanding.

Sharon is pictured with Tori Payne, Jill McAlpine, and Adrienne Hamilton.

Sharon is pictured with Tori Payne, Jill McAlpine, and Adrienne Hamilton.


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Sharon was invited to screen her film at Foley & Lardner in honor of International Women’s Day. Balancing the Scales was shown to twenty-two offices worldwide, including Los Angeles and Tokyo via video conference. The audiences asked really great questions including the how-to of practical steps that firms can take to reduce the attrition rate for women and minority lawyers.

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Women in Law Should Not be Invisible: An article written by Sharon Rowen for the ABA for Law Students online magazine.
 Click here to read the article.

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The American Association of Law Libraries recently reviewed “Balancing the Scales” movie in the 2018 edition of the Law Library Journal, Balancing the Scales movie was heralded as a must by law professionals.
 Click here to download the full article.

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Balancing the Scales has been added to the 2018-2019 American Film Showcase.


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In March, Sharon Rowen received an award from the Diversity Law Institute for her groundbreaking work on the film “Balancing the Scales.”

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Balancing the Scales was featured at the Gates Foundation event “Driving Diversity in the Legal Profession.” The event was presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with R&K Productions.

Sharon Rowen with Michelle C. Ifill, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services Group

Balancing the Scales was featured at the Verizon summit held at the DeLoitte headquarters in Washington D.C., as Michelle C. Ifill, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services Group and filmmaker Sharon Rowen presented a panel discussion on challenges facing women in the legal profession.