Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

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Los Angeles
#Shesgotdrive Campaign

Hosted by YouTube Space Los Angeles
February 6, 2017

At the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, in partnership with YouTube and Ford, launched a brand new campaign called #ShesGotDRIVE, bringing together some of YouTube’s most popular and powerful female voices to promote a vision of female empowerment and equality. The #ShesGotDrive campaign has enlisted the help of YouTube powerhouses Taryn Southern, Yulin Kuang and Clara Chung (A.K.A. “Clara C.“) to make videos that both tell the stories of their own inspirations, path, and drive, as well as emphasize the fact that girls and women need to see more women like themselves in media in order for things to change in the real world. Watch Videos or See Event Photos

The Easiest Way to Add Female Characters: It Starts with the Script!

Hosted by Fullscreen
June 5, 2017

It all starts with the script, and female-centric stories rare for Hollywood. This panel will discuss how to break through the stereotypical male-centric stories to include females in roles with a lasting impact. Read More…

STEM Trends in Media

Hosted by Google Venice
August 15, 2017

By 2018 there will be 1.2 million US job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. This panel will look at how media is progressing girls interests in STEM across digital, TV and Feature Films, identify who the media makers are who are advocating for more portrayals of women and girls in STEM and who the real scientists making headlines are. Read More…

Intersectionality in Media Salon

Hosted by CBS Entertainment Diversity
November 16, 2017

By the year 2020 more than half of the nations children are expected to be part of a minority or ethnic group and by 2044, no one racial or ethnic group will dominate the U.S in terms of size. This panel will discuss the significant impact of portrayals of intersectionality in media. What are the best practices to address unconscious bias? What are the challenges faced by people who belong to multiple marginalized groups and how can we achieve a more just media landscape? Read More…

New York
Women of Action: Breaking Boundaries in the Business of Creativity

Hosted by J. Walter Thompson New York
April 17, 2017

Media and Entertainment as a whole tends to pigeon hole woman into stereotypical categories. The world of creativity is no exception. Historically, there has been a singular approach to creating media and content; as a result, women rarely receive opportunities to drive non-stereotypical categories or products like news, horror and action. Our panel will discuss how women have successfully broken through these traditional barriers of genre, product category and industry, to reinvent the visual and cultural world we live in, offering a fresh perspective. Panelists will share their story hoping to inspire a new generation of female creators to break into more unexpected spaces and bring their own vision into the world. Read More…

Power of Portrayal: Inspiring Performances Driving Social Change

Hosted by SAG•AFTRA
November 6, 2017

Panel will convene a diverse group of leading female actors who are paving the way to social change with their roles in film, TV and on stage. They will discuss the importance of representation and how they’ve come to reach success in their field. Read More…

San Francisco
Women in Gaming

Hosted by Google
July 10, 2017

Research asserts that women now account for more than half of the gaming audience yet there is not a diverse presence to be found in today’s games. This panel will discuss how to break through the stereotypical male centric games to include females in roles with a positive impact. Read More…

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