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Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls

Convening the first National Dialogue on healthy images of women and girls in the media, and gaining an industry-wide commitment to promote positive media images

Contact

GSUSA Public Policy and Advocacy Office at
(202) 659-3780 or advocacy@girlscouts.org


Recognizing the need for gender balance and positive portrayals of women and girls in the media, in 2010 the Girl Scouts of the USA along with the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and The Creative Coalition hosted the Healthy Media for Youth Summit featuring Geena Davis, Founder, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The summit recommended the formation of a Commission to spearhead an industry-wide commitment to promote positive images of girls and women in the media.

Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls will bring together media leaders and subject related experts to create a blueprint of recommendations for promoting positive media images. The Commission brings together media leaders and subject related experts to create a blueprint of recommendations for promoting positive media images. Healthy MEdia is co-chaired by Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner.

Kids' Media Landscape

To meet these challenges, Healthy MEdia aims to:

Commission Member Requirements

To achieve these goals, Healthy MEdia Commission Member will:

 

Healthy MEdia Commission Members for Positive Images of Women and Girls

Commissioners:

Eight teen Girl Scouts were also selected to serve on the Commission, including: 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.