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September 22, 2020

Diverse Representation in Films Drives Moviegoers

Movio, the global leader in data analytics for the film industry, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University (the Institute) have teamed up to determine if what and who is presented on cinema screens affects who shows up for a film during its theatrical run.
August 20, 2020

IF/THEN® Collection Launches to Celebrate Female, STEM Pioneers

For many years, Lyda Hill Philanthropies® founder Lyda Hill has posited that “science is the answer” to life’s most challenging issues, and she is right. COVID 19 has changed our lives, and the world now understands that science matters.
August 11, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon – Beyond Checking Boxes: Inclusion vs. Exclusion in Global Advertising

See Jane on Demand - Watch Video: A discussion of an original study co-presented by Cannes Lions and the Institute. This session will reveal new findings for representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006-2019, along with a candid dialogue with brand leaders from UniWorld Group and Google about their D&I initiatives.
August 10, 2020

Geena Davis: ‘As soon as I hit 40, I fell off the cliff. I really did’

The Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own star wanted to be an actor from the age of three. She discusses sexual harassment, improving representation, and why she’s so glad she had kids in her 40s. Read More...
July 31, 2020

Gary Barker, Ph.D.

We've had the great honor of working with Gary Barker and Promundo on past research analyzing the portrayal of manhood in media and how we can dismantle toxic masculinity. We are excited to announce an upcoming study that will focus video games and masculinity. Check out the this partner profile with Dr. Barker.
July 29, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon: Allyship for the Long Haul

See Jane on Demand - Watch the Video: As leaders, you are reviewing your content, your creative teams and your messaging. You’ve bolstered your D&I initiatives at your company. As Parents, Citizens and Activists, you’ve signed petitions. You’ve marched. Now what?