Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Symposiums on Gender in Media

Global Symposiums 2016

Our 2016 Global Symposiums on Gender in Media was held in Mumbai on February 17 and Sao Paulo on March 8. The Mumbai Symposium was co-hosted by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Mumbai Chapter, the women’s wing of FICCI and sponsored by ITVS. The Sao Paulo Symposium was hosted by Google.

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.

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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Symposiums are an exclusive benefit for See Jane members.

Please contact Elizabeth Kilpatrick for sponsorship information.

Thank You to our
Generous Partners and Sponsors

2016 Symposium Partners

  • UN Women
  • Oak Foundation
  • ITVS
  • Rockefeller Foundation

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