Symposiums on Gender in Media

Virtual Global Symposium 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021
12:00-1:30 pm PT | 3:00-4:30 pm ET

On October 18th, the Institute held our Virtual Global Symposium 2021 – Looking Back and Moving Forward: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in TV in partnership with Nielsen, USC Viterbi and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. We presented our latest research, insights and tools on evaluating diversity, equity and inclusion for onscreen representation in popular television over the past five years. We heard from global leaders in the Industry examining if and how we have progressed in children’s content over this time.

For See Jane Members Only: The on-demand video of the event is now available online.

 
HOST & MODERATOR:

Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 
OPENING REMARKS:

Geena Davis
Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 
USC/GD-IQ PRESENTATION:

Shri Narayanan
University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering, University of Southern California
 
RESEARCH PRESENTATION:

Ninochka McTaggart, Ph.D.
Director, Research and Outreach, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 
NIELSEN INSIGHTS:

Stacie de Armas
Senior Vice President, Inclusive Intelligence and Initiatives, Nielsen
 
PANELISTS:

Sidney Clifton
Senior Vice President, Animation and Mixed Media, The Jim Henson Company

Charlie Cooper Henniker
Director of Production, LEGO Agency

Diane Ikemiyashiro
Vice President of Current Series, Disney Junior

Peyton Elizabeth Lee
Actor, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

Miranda May
Actor, BUNK’D

Kristofer Updike
Vice President, Kids Programming, Peacock Kids
 
GLOBAL INSIGHTS:
 
Mounia Aram
Founder and President, Mounia Aram Company
 
Tejonidhi Bhandare
CEO, Reliance Animation
 
P. Jayakumar
CEO, Toonz Media Group
 
Carlene Tan
Director of Original Production & Development, Kids – APAC, WarnerMedia
 
Erika Vogt
Director of Programming and Acquisitions, HITN Television and Digital Services
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