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September 22, 2020

Diverse Representation in Films Drives Moviegoers

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University.  and Movio Reveal Research Determining the On-Screen to Cinema Audience Relationship.  Movio, the global leader in data analytics for the film industry, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University (the Institute) have teamed up to determine if what and who is […]

August 20, 2020

IF/THEN® Collection Launches to Celebrate Female, STEM Pioneers

For many years, Lyda Hill Philanthropies® founder Lyda Hill has posited that “science is the answer” to life’s most challenging issues, and she is right. COVID 19 has changed our lives, and the world now understands that science matters. Today, the STEM community across sectors and borders is front and center in our world. Scientists, researchers, and medical workers are laboring to save lives; the Internet has become a lifeline to remote learning, business, and human connection.

August 11, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon – Beyond Checking Boxes: Inclusion vs. Exclusion in Global Advertising

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August 11, 2020

A discussion of an original study co-presented by Cannes Lions and the Institute. This session will reveal new findings for representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006-2019, along with a candid dialogue with brand leaders from UniWorld Group and Google about their D&I initiatives.

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August 10, 2020

Geena Davis: ‘As soon as I hit 40, I fell off the cliff. I really did’

The Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own star wanted to be an actor from the age of three. She discusses sexual harassment, improving representation, and why she’s so glad she had kids in her 40s. Read More…

July 31, 2020

Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Gary Barker spent his early years in Texas, where his father was a social worker who focused on how children are cared for. As a teenager, he witnessed a shooting in his suburban Houston high school cafeteria. A young man killed another student using his father’s gun in a version of that glorified guns and bullying went unquestioned.

July 29, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon: Allyship for the Long Haul

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July 29, 2020

As leaders, you are reviewing your content, your creative teams and your messaging. You’ve bolstered your D&I initiatives at your company. As Parents, Citizens and Activists, you’ve signed petitions. You’ve marched. Now what?

Being an ally isn’t just about tweeting for a few weeks. It’s a lifelong practice of every day actions of allyship that advance social justice. Our esteemed experts will provide concrete actions to assist you in being an effective ally for the long haul.

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July 27, 2020

“If He Can See It, Will He Be It?” Salon: Highlights and Insider Insights

On June 23rd, we unveiled a new report on the representation of masculinity in boys’ television. Our invitation-only event featured introductions and related insights from Institute Founder and Chair Geena Davis and Actor and Kering Foundation Board Director Salma Hayek Pinault along with President & CEO of Promundo, Gary Barker and three leading male advocates/feminists, Justin Baldoni, Wade Davis, and Joshua Rush.

June 28, 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club, Coming to Netflix

As temperatures rise, so does the anticipation for the launch of the contemporary adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved young adult book series The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix. The 10-episode series releases at a time when demand for babysitting is high, and it will be a welcome addition to families across the country who hunger for normalized lives. The show the relationships and experiences of a group of girlfriends as they navigate middle school, and the challenges inherent in starting their babysitting business.

June 24, 2020

Bias & Inclusion in Advertising: An Analysis of 2019 Cannes Lions Work

Today at LIONS Live, Cannes Lions and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, have released the results of a major study that examines representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006 – 2019.

June 23, 2020

New Institute Study Shows Top-Rated TV Content Reinforces Male Stereotypes: Aggressive, Uncaring, Hands-Off Parenting

A groundbreaking research study,“If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representations of Masculinity in Boys’ Television, finds that male characters on the most popular TV shows for boys (7-13 years old) are portrayed as aggressive, uncaring, and as hands-off parents.

IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT