Symposiums on Gender in Media

Global Symposiums 2014

Our global symposiums were held:

New York, McGraw Hill, Sept. 22

Washington D.C., U.S. Institute of Peace, Sept. 23 – Watch Video

Los Angeles, AMC Century City 15, Oct. 6

Our symposiums convene leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profit organizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls.

We presented research findings from the first-ever Global Gender in Film Study, Gender Bias without Borders , which analyzes female character representation and portrayals in the top 11 theatrical box office grossing countries.

The study investigates each country’s locally produced films including: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States. This is a quantitative study that looks at a number of key data points including representation comparisons, portrayals, attributes, sexuality, and careers.

The symposiums centered around high-level panel discussions focusing on the impact of global film on women and girls as well as best practices to drive change.

Watch video of Washington, DC Symposium

See our listing of our Honorary Committee members.

Thank You to our Generous Partners and Sponsors

2014 Symposium Partners

AMC Theatres
MAKERS
Mcgraw Hill
MSMC
US Institute of Peace
@usip
USC Annenberg
Women & Girls Lead
@womengirlslead

2014 Symposium Sponsors

Platinum
Google
Rockefeller Foundation
UN Women Beijing
UN Women
Zions Bank
Bronze
CBS
Walt Disney Co.
ITVS
The Harnisch Foundation
FOX Audience Strategy
Global Partnership Forum
Global Summit of Women
PGA Women's Impact Network
EDGE
Valhalla Entertainment
Hollywood Reporter
Zehner Foundation
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