Keynote: Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives: How Women Lead On and Off the Screen

Mar 8, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Women’s representation in media and entertainment has come a long way, but there's still much to be done, especially for women of color and mothers. Social media's omnipresence has raised the stakes, creating an often dangerous environment which has led to serious mental health issues for teenage girls in particular. On International Women’s Day, we’ll hear from visionary female leaders at the forefront of news, media, entertainment and philanthropy who are breaking barriers, challenging stereotypes, and working toward a healthier society on and off our screens.

This session is presented by The Archewell Foundation and The 19th, the national nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Katie Couric

Katie Couric Media

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Errin Haines

The 19th News

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Brooke Shields

Beginning Is Now

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