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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE INSTITUTE

December 01, 2020

Entertainment Media is Changing the Equation for Women and Girls in Tech

We hosted our first-ever event for teens and young women (ages 13+), which was made possible by Craig Newmark Philanthropies in celebration of National STEM Day. Craig Newmark is widely known as a Web pioneer, for founding the online classified ad service craigslist.
December 01, 2020

Giving Tuesday

Membership to the Institute grants you access to our slate of ongoing virtual events, as well as an incredible network of like-minded individuals, all passionate about ending unconscious bias in media and ensuring diverse representation on screen. This #GivingTuesday, we are thrilled to offer our See Jane Membership for as low as $14/month, now through December 3rd. Join us today!
November 16, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon – Engaged As We Age: Changing the Script on Aging

Watch Video: Older adults in popular films are erased, stereotyped and degraded. Why is this and what can we do about it? Join us as we talk about these important questions with an expert panel and present the Institute’s new report, in partnership with TENA, that evaluates representation of aging in the top films in Germany, France, the UK and the US.
November 10, 2020

Geena Davis’ Educational Series ‘Mission Unstoppable’ Returns to CBS For Season 2

“Mission Unstoppable,” the weekend CBS educational/informational series from Litton Entertainment, has been picked up for a second season. The show, from executive producer Geena Davis and hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, returns with new episodes in January.
November 07, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon Video – Becoming Women in Tech: What Does it Take?

Celebrate National STEM Day by hearing from an inspiring group of women in science and technology about their career paths, persisting through challenges, and the world-changing projects they’re working on now.
November 02, 2020

Geena Davis Reacts to the ‘Dismal’ Findings of Her Center’s Study on Ageism in Hollywood: ‘It’s a Shame’

As a new study conducted by her organization and TENA shows, there's still a long way to go. The results of the global Ageless Test, which examines how women ages 50+ are portrayed in film, found only 1 in 4 films passed, with no women over 50 cast in any leading roles in 2019's 30 top-grossing films from the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany.

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