Although the media is the single most powerful tool at our disposal (having the ability to influence political outcomes, social economics, educate, and shape humanity), a crisis of equal representations for diversity and women remains stagnated, and the need for diversifying the landscape of media is crucial. So, we choose to focus on bringing balance and diversity to the media industry and workplace. We want her voice to be heard, and her skills to be acknowledged, empower the economically disadvantaged, and highlight the art of women working in the media world.
“Across all behind-the-camera positions, females were most likely to be producers. However, as the prestige of the producing post increased, the percentage of female participation decreased.” ~ WMC
“Men are 83 percent of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors for the 250 most profitable films made in the United States in 2014. Women account for just 17 percent; that reflects a 1 percent rise overall in those female ranks since 2013 but also was the same rate as 1998’s.” ~ Celluloid Ceiling
“In 2013-14, women comprised 27% of all individuals working as creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and directors of photography. This represents a decrease of 1 percentage point from 2012-13 and an increase of 6 percentage points since 1997-98.” ~ Boxed in Report
Racial and ethnic diversity has a stronger impact on financial performance in the United States than gender diversity, perhaps because earlier efforts to increase women’s representation in the top levels of business have already yielded positive results.
- Women—accounting for an average of just 16 percent of the members of executive teams in the United States, 12 percent in the United Kingdom, and 6 percent in Brazil—remain underrepresented at the top of corporations globally.
- Given the higher returns that diversity is expected to bring, we believe it is better to invest now, since winners will pull further ahead and laggards will fall further behind.
– McKinsey & Co / Why diversity matters
- The output of the industry largely still appears white and male. Almost 40 percent of the U.S. identifies as nonwhite and women make up more than half of the population, yet popular media outlets largely remain homogenous. Missing diverse perspectives from the media landscape can have wide-ranging detrimental effects.
- A lack of representative diversity can deeply affect ambitions and aspirations of the underrepresented from an early age.
- With a smaller pool to select from, current managers have even less of a chance to diversify their staffs. – The Media’s Lack of Diversity and Why It Matters to You/ Diversity Inc. We’ve created the perfect platform for digital project managers. Can you operate and create? Then register today, and let us find you the perfect job. Whether freelance, or virtual we have it. Register today at SHE WORKS DIGITAL.