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

Geena Davis Institute and IF/THEN

February 12, 2024
The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 S. Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Join us on February 12th at the iconic Ebell of Los Angeles! In collaboration with IF/THEN® (an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies), we are thrilled to debut the findings from our latest report: Portray Her 2.0: An Analysis of 15 Years of Women in STEM On-Screen, 2007–2022.

Our original study, “Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media,” revealed a stark underrepresentation of women in STEM roles – men outnumbered women approximately 2 to 1. Most notably, the majority of female STEM characters were confined to the life sciences, predominantly in the medical field.

In this new study, we again look at the representation of women in STEM in film and TV, with updated findings from the last 5 years (2018-2022). We’ll also present the findings from a survey of girls and young women (those in middle school, high school, and college), to paint a full picture of their STEM attitudes, experiences and the impact that fictional STEM characters can have.

Let’s come together to harness the power of data to encourage more diverse and dynamic portrayals of women in STEM, that will motivate more girls and women to consider these careers, and emerge as future leaders and pioneers. Together, let’s inspire the next generation of trailblazing women in STEM.

Confirmed Speakers

Geena Davis
Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Meredith Conroy, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Insights, Geena Davis Institute

Miranda Cosgrove
Host and Executive Producer of Mission Unstoppable

Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt
Survivor Season 44 Contestant (2nd place), and Software R&D Manager for Data Science & AI, HP Inc.

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
Co-Host of NBC’s new series Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild

Melissa Navia
Actor, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and STEM and Space Advocate

Michelle Nelson
Executive Producer, Mission Unstoppable

Elena Garcia
Hearst Media Digital Manager, Mission Unstoppable, and Director/EP, Miranda Cosgrove’s STEM Loft

Ayonnah Tinsley
Author of the book, “This Is What an Engineer Looks Like,” and the “STEMix Sports” social media series

Sara Scott
Executive Vice President of Production Development, Universal Pictures

Crystal Dilworth, PhD
Science Communicator

Nicole Small
CEO, LH Capital / Lyda Hill Philanthropies