Symposiums on Gender in Media

Global Symposiums 2016 São Paulo

Our 2016 Global Symposiums on Gender in Media was held in Mumbai on February 17 and São Paulo on March 8 at Google Latin America Headquarters.

The Institute presented new global research which explores the influence of  film audiences in the UK, India, Nigeria, France and Brazil funded by the Oak Foundation. The global symposiums will convene eminent entertainment content creators, business leaders, actors, directors, media personalities, policy makers, to engage in dialogue around the ìnstitute’s global research along with two panel discussions from leading entertainment industry personalities, content creators along with gender in media related subject matter experts.


Geena Davis

Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media


Madeline Di Nonno

Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Caroline Heldman

Associate Professor of Politics Occidental College, Los Angeles


Deborah Calla

Writer/Producer and Founder, Calla Productions


Malu Andrade

New Initiatives Coordinator, Spcine

Maristela Bizarro

Co-Founder, WIFT Brasil

Nágila Guimarães

Co-Founder & President, WIFT Brasil

Krishna Mahon

Director of Original Content

Ana Cláudia Martins

Communications Director, WIFT Brasil

Shri Narayanan

Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California

Marília Nogueira

Executive Director, WIFT Brasil


Octavio Albuquerque

YouTube Space São Paulo

Tata Amaral

Film Director

João Amorim

Sesame Workshop

Maria Fernanda Cerávolo

Google Creative Director

Fabio Coelho

VP & Country Director, Google Brazil

Cristina Fantato

VP of Content & Development Fox and Warner

Juliana de Faria

Think Olga

Tomas Flier

Digital Marketing Manager, Google for Work Brasil

Camila Zoé Frias


João Feres Júnior

Professor of Political Science, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos – UERJ

Tatiany Leite

Journalist, YouTube Creator

Maíra Liguori

Think Olga

Nana Lima

Think Olga

Renata Martins

YouTube Creator

Manoela Miklos


Tatiana Moura

Executive Director, Promundo Brasil

Anna Muylaert

Film Director

Stephanie Noelle

YouTube Creator

Melissa Rosenberg

Producer and screenwriter

Gelidys Salvanha

Head of Busines Services Google Brasil

Thais Scabio

Cinema da Quebrada

Letícia Serafim

Communications Coordinator, Promundo Brasil

Manuela Villela

Google Top Creator Manager

Symposium Impact Survey Results

Our biannual symposiums on gender in media have reached more than 3,000 leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profitorganizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls. Post-attendance surveys have shown:

  • 91.5% of respondents indicated that the information they learned would influence how they perceive gender balance and stereotypes in their work.
  • 97% of respondents would share and utilize our research findings with their peers and in their companies.
  • 100% of respondents felt satisfied or very satisfied with the Symposium.

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Thank You to our Generous Partners and Sponsors

2016 São Paulo Symposium Partners

UN Women
Oak Foundation
PGA Women's Impact Network
FIAM FAAM Centro Universitario
WIFT Brasil