About The WIN Awards
Each year since 1993, Women's Image Network has produced its largest event, The Women's Image Network Awards (The WIN Awards), to celebrate female AND male media artists whose work advances the value of women and girls.
An annual event, The Women's Image Awards, promotes outstanding media that also advances the value of women and girls. Today more than ever before, the world aches for equality and craves authentic female voices and to the extent women's voices remain silent, we all are robbed of their contribution.
Investing in women is a uniquely powerful way to strengthen communities and economies. Gender equity fuels thriving economies; it helps women and their families, expands local economies, spurs economic growth, and widens the talent pool.
There is no other organization like Women's Image Network, (WIN), a charity which since 1993 has collaborated with advertising agencies, fortune 100 and 500 companies and television networks and movie studios, to create The WIN Awards which honor deserving media and individuals in film, television, advertising, politics and business who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership.
- Women represent 53% of the world's population and make 85% of the purchasing decisions, yet according to the UN Development Fund for Women, women perform 66% of work globally and produce a full half of food globally, but women earn 10% of what men earn and own 1% of global property.
- Just nine women lead countries, of the 190 worldwide heads of state.
- Women make up 13% of all worldwide Parliaments.
- In the corporate world women measure 15% of all workers
ranging from C-level jobs to corporate board members.
According to the
86% of films have no female writers and 77% of film critics are male. This makes the movie industry highly imbalanced.
Since 1993 this charity has leveled the playing field for women and girls. Gender equality and women's empowerment are fundamental to our global mission which is also an economic and social imperative. Until women and girls are liberated from poverty and injustice, peace, security, and sustainable development are in jeopardy.
About Women's Image Network
The Women's Image Awards
WIN works in concert with research, media advocacy and program implementation to promote gender parity. By celebrating dimensional female media images at The WIN Awards, WIN advances its mission to see women attain social and economic equality.
The WIN Awards (the women's image awards) are an international juried awards show that encourages men and women to create dimensional female media images. By drawing attention and viewers to witness important and entertaining media, we encourage people to value, respect and honor women and girls.
The WIN Awards show is a one of a kind international media event which gathers film and television writers, producers, directors, actors and others. In addition to honoring illustrious individuals whose work promotes gender parity, The WIN Awards also celebrate dozens of nominated films, shows, directors, writers, actors and producers whose work has been submitted to its jury and which has been nominated in 15 categories.
While historically The WIN Awards were presented only to invited individuals, in 2002 television broadcasters and film studios began submitting their outstanding work to The WIN Awards be adjudicated on a competitive basis by an illustrious and professional entertainment industry jury. Today, The WIN Awards show has grown into an international juried show with work evaluated based on both artistic excellence and on its ability to forward WIN’s mission:
In 1993, Women's Image Network launched The Women's Image Awards to celebrate media that advances the value of women and girls.
WIN celebrated two inaugural Honorees: Tichi Wilkerson Kassel and Laura Ziskin, who dedicated their time and resources to our shared mission. They are dearly missed.
From 1999 to 2003, WIN produced The WINFemme Film Festival which showcased independent films made by men and women which featured female protagonists. WIN also produced dozens of seminars and networking opportunities for both emerging and established entertainment industry professionals.
In 1995, WIN Founder, Phyllis Stuart Created and Executive Produced the Primetime ABC Special Fifty Years of Funny Females with Hosts John Ritter, Debbie Allen, Paula Poundstone, Annie Potts and Pam Stone.
Phyllis Stuart - Writer, Director, Producer
is Stuart's first feature-length, non-narrative feature created to help stem the dire environmental ecocide and promote biodiversity conservation.
Using art, media and advocacy Stuart works to galvanize humans to help preserve non-humans and their environment.
Stuart has also worked to promote equality and in 1987 founded the 501c3 non-profit organization, Light Productions
. Under this charity, Stuart has created dozens of media and advocacy projects including, The Women's Image Awards
, an ABC primetime special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES
, BERT STERN: ORIGINAL MADMAN
. For biodiversity conservation, Stuart launched several campaigns under the banner Elephant DaZe
, which included The Tooth Fairy Project
(to engage child conservationists), Can Museums Save The Elephant?
, and a moving thirty-second PSA commercial which played in theaters across the USA to over one million movie theater visitors.
About Light Productions, Inc.
Since 1987 our 501(c)3 non-profit charity has been promoting and producing media that enlivens, engages and enriches. We focus on (but are not limited to) women's and animal's isues.
The Women's Image Awards exist because to the extent that women's voices remain silent, we are all robbed of their contribution. But since many non-human animals have no voice, and are also enslaved and harmed by humans, we provide our voice and protection.
Women's Image Network / Light Productions, Inc.
is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Your
are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.
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