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02 February 2017

Canadian study finds gender-based career barriers in Media

Research released by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has found that nearly 90% of women respondents who are working in Canada’s screen-based media sector report facing gender-based obstacles to advancement in their career.cmpa-image-324x324

Of the 561 individuals surveyed for Women and Leadership: A study of Gender Parity and Diversity in Canada’s Screen Industries, 87% of women respondents (and 83% of all respondents) believe that women face unique career limitations in the sector, not encountered by men. Respondents indicated the most significant obstacles women face are pay inequity and lack of recognition for performance.

Sweden a leading example

The study also includes a global analysis of programs, policies, and legislation implemented to improve gender parity in the entertainment business in other regions, and identified Sweden as a leading example in achieving gender parity in media production.

To read the study in full, click here.