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February 29, 2024

Ninety-Six Years of Data Reveals Persistence of Women’s Underrepresentation Behind the Scenes

New Report Available! We look back at 96 years of Oscars® data to assess the state of women’s representation behind the scenes for best director, best original screenplay, and best adapted screenplay.
February 27, 2024

Rewriting Motherhood: How TV Represents Moms and What We Want to See Next

Join us on March 20th for this special virtual event, discussing our latest report and exploring the portrayals of mothers in scripted TV. RSVP today!
February 20, 2024

Channeling Black Audiences: Nielsen Study Shows Inclusivity Equals Profitability

Nielsen's Charlene Polite Corley talks about the new study's findings and how an increasingly diverse Black America wants more nuance in media representation. Learn more...
February 09, 2024

Portray Her 2.0: An Analysis of 15 Years of Women in STEM On-Screen, 2007–2022

New Report Available! We partnered with If/Then®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to produce this report, which refreshes the analysis of STEM characters on-screen by looking at the past five years of TV and film.
December 15, 2023

Wit and Wisdom: Improv Propels Empowerment in The Harnisch Foundation’s ‘Funny Girls’ Program

Jenny Raymond, Executive Director of the Harnisch Foundation, explains how their "Funny Girls" program teaches confidence and leadership skills. Learn more...
December 13, 2023

NBC’s FOUND Live Q&A with Cast and Creators

Don't miss this special live Q&A virtual event, discussing how the hit show is bridging the gap and the disparities between people of color or underrepresented groups having the media attention they deserve when they go missing. Watch the replay online!

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