Global Symposium 2018 New York

Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media

September 24, 2018
6-9 p.m.

Google Chelsea
76 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

In partnership with Google

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 this new research findings from our latest research study sponsored by the Lyda Hill Foundation.

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 Info

Intersectionality by Geena Davis

Bracelets by David Yurman

Salon attendees

Mary Ellen Holder, GDIGM Advisor/New York Council Lead and Jazmin Borad, GDIGM Program Directo

Salon attendee and Lyda Hill (right)

Salon attendees

Sana Amanat, VP, Content and Character Development, Marvel (left) and salon attendees

Komal Singh, Engineering Program Manager, Google and Author of Ara The Star Engineer

Salon attendee, Lyda Hill and salon attendees

Lyda Hill (center) with salon attendees

Nicole Small, Lyda Hill, Geena Davis and Madeline DiNonno

Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College, Los Angeles; Lead Researcher Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Sana Amanat, VP, Content and Character Development, Marvel; Rae Wynn-Grant, Large Carnivore Ecologist, Conservation Scientist, National Geographic Society; Rosemarie Truglio, SVP, Curriculum and Content, Sesame Workshop; Geena Davis, Founder; Lyda Hill, Founder, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Lyda Hill Foundation; Komal Singh, Engineering Program; Manager, Google and Author of Ara The Star Engineer; Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation; Madeline DiNonno, CEO, GDIGM

Sana Amanat and Geena Davis

Geena Davis and Komal Singh with her book, Ara The Star Engineer

Institute Team: Jazmin Borad, Program Director; Caroline Heldman, Research Director; Geena Davis, Founder; Madeline DiNonno, CEO; and Elizabeth Kilpatrick, VP, Operations & Development

Salon attendees

Salon attendees

Salon attendees

Megan Ryskamp, Social Impact Partnerships Lead, Google

Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Salon audience

Nicole Small, President, Lyda Hill Foundation

Komal Singh, Lyda Hill, Geena Davis and Madeline DiNonno

Nicole Small, Lyda Hill and Geena Davis

Salon attendees

Salon attendees

Salon attendees

Caroline Heldman, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College, Los Angeles; Lead Researcher Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Madeline DiNonno and Rosemarie Truglio

Rosemarie Truglio, SVP, Curriculum and Content, Sesame Workshop

Rae Wynn-Grant
Large Carnivore Ecologist, Conservation Scientist, National Geographic Society

Sana Amanat, VP, Content and Character Development, Marvel

Komal Singh, Engineering Program Manager, Google and Author of Ara The Star Engineer

Marvel Rising

Nicole Small (left) and salon attendees

Salon attendees

IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT