Can the Healthy Media for Youth Act Change Gender Stereotypes and Women Employment?
Photo from Left to Right: Alissa Moore, Co-founder of Nomi Network, Geena Davis, Founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media at the BCLC/UN’s Investing in Women and Entrepreneurship Conference
As co-chair of the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls, Davis is working alongside more than 30 media and women's organizations to improve images of women in the film industry. She is the founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, working to fund and compile research on gender in children's entertainment and the impact it has on societal stereotypes and gender roles. As women and girls learn that they do not have to fit into these specified roles, their vision for future career paths and personal development is expanded. It is particularly important, when considering those who have been exploited, to provide opportunities to see women, in a non-objectified way, with multiple opportunities for sustainable careers that do not involve physical or mental abuse. We believe that with the collective passion for the cause and the Commission's continued efforts, there will be lasting, positive change.
- Amanda Lassiter
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