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June 23, 2022

Announcing #GirlsLeadSTEM – A New, Collective Voice for STEM Equity

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, we’re thrilled to announce #GirlsLeadSTEM, a multi-sector effort to elevate the diverse voices of girls in STEM. Learn more at GirlsLeadSTEM.org
June 22, 2022

Mars Announces Progress in Drive to Increase Representation throughout Global Advertising

Mars, Inc. has published key findings of a comprehensive audit of representation in its global advertising. Mars has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute since 2018 to help the business measure representation and address bias in its marketing.
June 20, 2022

Purpose-Driven Progress: Advancing On-Screen Diversity and Inclusion Through Accountability

In partnership with Cannes Lions, this new study analyzes representation in Cannes Lions Film and Film Craft creative work from 2006 to 2021, with a focus on character portrayals in creative work from 2021.
June 07, 2022

This Is Us? How TV Does and Doesn’t Get Men’s Caregiving

In partnership with Equimundo, this new study analyzes male caregiving representations on TV and the impact it can have on parents, children, and teens in shaping expectations about caregiving and gender roles within families.
May 24, 2022

Behind the Scenes: The State of Inclusion and Equity in TV Writing 2022

In its fourth year, this annual report by TTIE in partnership with Geena Davis Institute directly surveys working TV writers and aims at identifying the barriers to entry and career advancement that historically excluded writers continue to face.
May 04, 2022

Being Seen Onscreen is Lifechanging for Older Adults

Today, almost half of the U.S. adult population is over fifty and growing. Learn how media can accelerate systemic cultural change by dismantling harmful stereotypes and showcasing positive role models onscreen.

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