Giving Compass' Take:
- Sarah Alaoui discusses how studies indicate that women are underrepresented in media and the companies who are trying to change this.
- How can donors take an intersectional approach to improve the representation of women in media?
- Read about the representation of Black women in media.
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Women won’t be equal anywhere until they’re equal everywhere — including in the media. But we have a long way to go before that becomes a reality. Across 114 countries, women comprise only 24% of the people we read about, see, or hear from on television, radio, and in the newspapers, according to one study spanning 20 years. To tackle this issue, some companies are focusing their efforts on increasing representation of women in the media.
“Something that we really focus on, particularly in the part of the business that I run, is ensuring that we have diverse representation in the newsroom, given that we’re reaching such a great big audience and we want to make sure that we have different viewpoints,” said Joanna Lambert, Head of Consumer at Verizon Media.
Read the full article about gender equality in media by Sarah Alaoui at the United Nations Foundation.