Research & Reports

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National Studies | Women in Theatre

Count Me In (Coming Soon)

A 2018 study conducted by Meg Friedman about volunteer trends in professional nonprofit theaters in the United States.

The Count 2018

An ongoing study by The Lilly Awards in partnership with the Dramatists Guild about whose work gets produced on the American stage.

The Count 2015

An ongoing study by The Lilly Awards in partnership with the Dramatists Guild about whose work gets produced on the American stage.

Women’s Leadership in Resident Theatres

A 2016 study by the Wellesley Centers for Women about gender equity in leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.

InterNATIONAL STUDIES | WOMEN IN THEATRE

The Abbey Theatre, Ireland: Action Points for Gender Equality in the Theatre

In 2015, the Abbey Theatre hosted a workshop on gender equality initiatives. The purpose was to create actionable solutions steering the theatre toward equal representation on and off stage.

Parenting in the Performing Arts (PIPA) UK: Full Interim Report for Best Practices

Data collected on obstacles and solutions for potential trial 2016-2017. The purpose of this report was to create a Best Practices Charter.

National Studies | Women in Corporate America

Women in the Workplace 2018

Women in the Workplace 2018 is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. Since 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have published this report annually to give companies and employees the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity within their organizations.

Research-based Nonprofits

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Founded by Academy-Award® winning actor and advocate Geena Davis in 2004, The Institute is the first and only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence content creators, marketers and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconscious bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under.