Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Symposiums on Gender in Media

Global Symposiums 2014

Our global symposiums were held:

New York, McGraw Hill, Sept. 22

Washington D.C., U.S. Institute of Peace, Sept. 23 – Watch Video

Los Angeles, AMC Century City 15, Oct. 6

Our symposiums convene leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profit organizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls.

We presented research findings from the first-ever Global Gender in Film Study, Gender Bias without Borders, which analyzes female character representation and portrayals in the top 11 theatrical box office grossing countries.

The study investigates each country’s locally produced films including: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States. This is a quantitative study that looks at a number of key data points including representation comparisons, portrayals, attributes, sexuality, and careers.

The symposiums centered around high-level panel discussions focusing on the impact of global film on women and girls as well as best practices to drive change.

Watch video of Washington, DC Symposium

See our listing of our Honorary Committee members.


Symposiums are an exclusive benefit for See Jane members.

Please contact Elizabeth Kilpatrick for sponsorship information.

Thank You to our
Generous Partners and Sponsors

2014 Symposium Partners

  • AMC Theatres
  • Mcgraw Hill
  • MSMC
  • US Institute of Peace
  • USC Annenberg
  • Women & Girls Lead

2014 Symposium Sponsors


  • Google
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • UN Women Beijing
  • UN Women
  • Zions Bank


  • CBS
  • Walt Disney Co.
  • ITVS
  • The Harnisch Foundation
  • FOX Audience Strategy
  • Global Partnership Forum
  • Global Summit of Women
  • PGA Women's Impact NetworkEDGE
  • Valhalla Entertainment
  • Hollywood Reporter
  • Zehner Foundation

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