Diversity & Leadership

The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012

There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
The media is the single most powerful tool at our disposal; it has the power to educate, effect social change, and determine the political policies and elections that shape our lives. Our work in diversifying the media landscape is critical to the health of our culture and democracy.
 
Consider the Following Statistics
  • According to the Global Media Monitoring Project 2010, 24% of the people interviewed, heard, seen, or read about in mainstream broadcast and print news were female.  Only 13% of stories focused specifically on women and 6% on issues of gender equality or inequality.
    URL: 
    http://www.womensmediacenter.com/pages/the-problem

ACTION BRIEF: WOMEN AND MONEY

Athena Film Festival, Barnard College

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02/10/2012 - 02/12/2012

The 2nd Annual Athena Film Festival celebrating women's leadership will take place at Barnard February 10-12. For tickets or information, visit: www.athenafilmfestival.com.

2012 Films

We are proud to be featuring the following films at the 2012 Athena Film Festival

Features: Documentaries and Narratives

A Marine Story
Directed by Ned Farr
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, 12 Noon
Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Info | Tickets

Building a Pipeline to Women's Leadership

NCRW held an expert panel on February 28, 2011 at American Express with senior leaders from business, government, and academia to explore the case for, barriers to, and action steps needed to expand the number of women in leadership positions. While many overt barriers to women’s advancement have been largely dismantled, and the pipeline to leadership is filled with highly qualified women, the embedded prejudices in our institutions and culture as well as the expectations women have for their professional and personal lives, especially younger women, still pose challenges.

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