Symposiums on Gender in Media

Symposiums on Gender in Media

“Kids need to see entertainment where females are valued as much as males.”

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

The Institute’s Global Symposiums on Gender in Media convene decision makers from around the world invested in women’s empowerment to review the Institute’s most current research findings and collaboratively create change. 

Our most recent Global Symposiums was held on September 24, 2018 in New York (hosted by Google) and October 9 in Los Angeles (hosted by Writers Guild of America – WGA). As in the past, our target is creators, change makers and thought leaders in the entertainment. media and technology verticals, corporations and NGOs – all committed to the empowerment of women and girls. We will engage and educate the community about our latest findings and to share best practices in order to drive dramatic change to the content that our children are consuming.

Our 2017 Global Symposium featured the premiere of our latest GD-IQ 2.0 analysis, a look at 2017 family films and was our first STEM event in New York City.

Our 2015 and 2016 Global Symposiums unveiled the Institute’s global research on the impact of cinema on global audiences in France, Brazil, Britain and India.  These custom events were presented in partnership with Google and the Oak Foundation in London, Rio and Mumbai. 

In fall 2016, we held Global Media Symposiums in partnership with Google in NY and LA to debut our new groundbreaking Media Measurement Research Software and our first findings which analyze gender, screen and speaking time.  The research was funded by Google and created by the Institute at University of Southern California’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL). This is the only tool in existence with the ability to measure variables using face and audio automation. Results from this revolutionary data tool were subsequently shared to members worldwide.

Our Past Symposium Sponsors & Partners