Friday, July 8, 2011

Just Announced: the Members of "Healthy MEdia: the Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls"

Co-chaired by actress Geena Davis and former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, an organization to "lead the national dialogue on how women and girls are portrayed in the media and outline a blueprint for promoting positive and healthy media images" has been created. Members of "Healthy MEdia: the Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls" draw from the public, private and non-profit worlds and include:

  • Co-chair Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Co-chair Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner
  • Maria Brennan, President and CEO, Women in Cable Telecommunications
  • Alice Cahn, Vice President, Social Responsibility, Cartoon Network
  • Danielle Carrig, Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Public Affairs, A&E Networks
  • Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network
  • Sean Cunningham, President and CEO, Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau
  • Madeline Di Nonno, Executive Director, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Carmen DiRienzo, President and CEO, V-me Media, Inc.
  • Emme, Social Reformer, TV Host and Founder,
  • Ivelisse Estrada, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations, Univision Communications
  • Janice Ferebee, founder and CEO, National Council of Negro Women
  • Erin Fuller, President, Alliance for Women in Media
  • Marie Gallo Dyak, Executive Vice President, Program Services and Government Relations, Entertainment Industries Council
  • David Honig, President and Executive Director, Minority Media Telecommunications Council
  • Sherri Hope Culver, President, National Association for Media Literacy Education
  • Myung Kang-Huneke, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sesame Workshop
  • Jean Kilbourne, Creator of the "Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women" Film Series
  • Linda Kinney, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Jeanine Liburd, Executive Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Black Entertainment Television
  • Vicki Lins, Chief Marketing Officer, Canoe Ventures
  • April McClain-Delaney, Washington Director, Common Sense Media
  • Cindy McConkey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Scripps Network
  • Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Children's Media, Public Broadcasting Service
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger, author, "Rock What You've Got"
  • Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen Magazine
  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Director, Miss Representation
  • Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC Nightly News
  • Belinda Van Sickle, President and CEO, Women in Games International
  • Alexa Verveer, Senior Vice President, Discovery Communications
  • Jess Weiner, Author, Self-Esteem Expert and Dove's Global Self-Esteem Ambassador
Eight teen Girl Scouts were also selected to serve on the Commission: Allie Lundell and Jasmine Dent of Maryland; Caitlin Claire O'Brien of Texas; Kulsoom Ahmed of Illinois; Katie McGrath, Maggie Burgos and Caroline Tydings of Virginia; and Toni Guiterriez of California.

The first meeting of the Healthy MEdia Commission will take place next week in Washington, D.C., and we hope that we can bring you live reporting from the event - stay tuned! 

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1 comment:

murdoc said...

Another great woman they should of added is news anchor Lynna Lai

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