Creative Minds: Closing the Gender Gap in Media

On October 24, 2016, the Embassy hosted a Creative Minds event on “Closing the Gender Gap in Film/TV and the Performing Arts,” featuring Madeline di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, alongside Rachel Lysaght, Chair of Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Ireland, and Lian Bell, founder of Waking the Feminists (WTF).  The Geena Davis Institute is the only U.S. non-profit working with the entertainment industry to improve gender diversity through research-based programs.  Di Nonno spoke about shared U.S.-Irish goals in the area of advancing gender equality, and brought a U.S. perspective to addressing the gender imbalance.  The panel also discussed the range of advocacy efforts needed to create a sustained policy for inclusion and gender equality/economic parity for women across film, TV and the performing arts.  The event was recorded for The Irish Times Women’s Podcast: