Join InHerSight's growing community of professional women and get matched to great jobs and more!
Sign Up
Already have an account? Log in
Rate Now
Blog Quick Hits

Female Representation on TV Continues to Decrease

The number of women in front of and behind the camera have declined even more this year. In the 2017-18 year, women accounted for 40 percent of all speaking characters on TV programs, 2 percentage points less than the 2016-17 year. The amount of women behind the camera working as creators, writers, directors, etc., has also decreased by 1 percentage point from last year. Martha Lauzen, executive director of San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, said, "We will see these behind-the-scenes employment disparities reflected at the Emmys, and ultimately there will be fewer women on stage being celebrated for excellence in their respective craft areas. It's a vicious cycle of underemployment which results in less recognition which, in turn, reinforces skewed gender ratios behind the scenes."

Rate a company you've worked for
Share what it's like at your employer. It's anonymous and takes 3 minutes!

Share this post


Only Women Will Be Honored at CMT’s Artists of the Year Show

September 11, 2018 by InHerSight



Great News For Female Entrepreneurs: Ready, Set, Raise!

September 12, 2018 by InHerSight