Global Symposium 2018 Los Angeles Fall

Writer’s Guild of America West
October 9, 2018

In partnership with IF/THEN, an initiative of the Lyda Hill Foundation

Geena Davis, Lyda Hill and creators, change makers and thought leaders in the entertainment, media and technology verticals, corporations and NGOs focused on empowering women for the release of new research.

Women constitute half (48%) of the college-educated workforce in the U.S., but hold only a quarter (24%) of jobs in STEM. Women, especially Latinx and Asian-American women, have seen a marked increase in STEM participation starting in the late 1990s, but their numbers remain low. Through this research we better understand why women are persistently underrepresented in STEM, and to examine the role of entertainment media in contributing to this underrepresentation.

Event InfoMembers-only VideoPhoto Gallery

Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College, Los Angeles; Madeline DiNonno, CEO, GDIGM; Mika Abdalla, Actor, Project Mc2; Khandi Alexander, Actor, ER and Scandal; Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation; Jess Cramp, PhD Candidate, James Cook University, Executive Director, Sharks Pacific; Nkechi Carroll, Executive Producer/Showrunner, All American; Geena Davis, Founder, GDIGM; Lyda Hill, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist; Chris Nee, Creator/Executive Producer, Doc McStuffins; Executive Producer, Vampirina; Aimée Lago, Director/Producer/Screenwriter, No Good Deed; Glen Mazzara, Writer, Creator, Showrunner

Salon Attendees

Glen Mazzara, Writer, Creator, Showrunner

Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation

Salon Attendees

Aimée Lago, Director/Producer/Screenwriter, No Good Deed

Lyda Hill, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist and Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation

Nkechi Carroll, Executive Producer/Showrunner, All American

Geena Davis

Lyda Hill

Geena Davis

Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College, Los Angeles

Caroline Heldman

Geena Davis and salon attendees

Madeline DiNonno and Nkechi Carroll

Jess Cramp and Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander and Chris Nee

Salon panelists

Mika Abdalla

Madeline DiNonno

Khandi Alexander

Jess Cramp

Khandi Alexander

Jess Cramp and salon attendees

Khandi Alexander and salon attendees

Geena Davis and salon attendees

Salon attendees and Nkechi Carroll

Geena Davis and salon attendees

Salon attendees

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