Issue 9, May 2009
|Women in Leadership Positions Within the Media Industry|
Women are underrepresented in executive positions in media companies and entertainment studios. One Annenberg study puts the figure at 10% of all executive positions, and only 3% of top leadership posts. They are also underrepresented among film directors and cinematographers. This lack of participation in vital cultural messaging mirrors their lack of participation in decision-making in society generally. This trend holds true in nearly every country, and tends to follow larger gender equality dynamics.