Women in the Media: Breaking Stereotypes

  • Steelcase WorkLife Center 4 Columbus Circle New York, NY, 10019 United States

The Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women is pleased to partner with Global Women 4 Wellbeing to sponsor a panel discussion on how women are portrayed in the media, the challenges women face and propose strategies for change. The panelists will discuss the limited and often negative depiction of women in the media – including body image, role models, lack of diversity – and its impact on the wellbeing and mental health of women and girls. Speakers will include writer and interviewer Marianne Schnall, Lesley Jane Seymour (former editor-in-chief of Redbook and Marie Claire), and Maria Sanchez, media officer at UN Women in New York.

Discussion will focus on strategies that media can deploy to break stereotypes and broaden the images of women and girls in order to tackle adverse social norms, provide more realistic and positive role models, and to help change the picture to be more representative of real women. Join us for wine and light bites.