(PRWEB) August 05, 2014
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, founded by the Academy Award®-winning actor, has chosen to partner with Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute. In addition to this partnership, Geena Davis has been named co-chair of Linkage’s Institute and will deliver a keynote address to over 700 women leaders at the Women in Leadership Institute November 3-6, 2014 in Anaheim, CA.
“As we work to reduce negative gender stereotyping and gender inequality in entertainment, we believe it’s critical to have similar support for women in today’s workplace,” says Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “Through this new partnership with Linkage and the Women in Leadership Institute, we are able to do just that.”
“We are honored to partner with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media,” says Abri Holden, Director of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute. “Geena and her Institute’s pioneering research has opened the eyes and doors of Hollywood, leading to greater gender diversity in children’s movies and television. For over 16 years, Linkage has worked with organizations around the world to advance women leaders. Together, our goal is the same: to create a world where, “If she can see it, she can be it”, whether that is through a character on her favorite TV show or a woman leader thriving at the top of an organization.”
Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working within the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping, and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children. Learn more at https://www.seejane.org/.
Now in its 16th year, Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute is a high-impact, immersive learning experience designed to accelerate the development of women leaders through competency-based learning, peer connection, and focused on-going support. The event boasts more than 8,000 alumni and hundreds of world-renowned speakers. Learn more at http://www.linkageinc.com/wil.
Linkage works with leaders and leadership teams worldwide to build organizations that produce superior results. For more than 25 years, we have delivered on this promise by strategically aligning leadership, talent and culture within organizations globally. We do this by providing strategic consulting on leadership development and talent management topics and through our learning institutes, skill‐building workshops, tailored assessment services and executive coaching. To learn more, visit http://www.linkageinc.com.