Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Licensing Community – Year One Report
September 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
In February 2020, Licensing International’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee, chaired by Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment, commissioned the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM) to conduct a study assessing the current state of diversity in the licensing community and establish benchmarks from which to measure future progress which was presented in August, 2020.
Please join us as we assess where we are one year after our landmark study of our industry and discuss the continuing path forward with a panel of experts and corporate leaders.
The Diversity & Inclusion Workshop features:
12 – 12:05 ET – Welcome Intro
Maura Regan – President, Licensing International
12:05 – 12:20 ET Research Presentation:
Where We Are Today: The State of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the Licensing Community presented by Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
12:20-1:00 ET Panel
Moderated by Maura Regan, President, Licensing International with Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment and chair of the IDEA committee, Malaika Underwood, Senior Vice President, Licensing at OneTeam Partners and Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO & Co-Founder at Encantos.
Executive Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment and chair of the IDEA committee
Jamie Stevens joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in June 2016 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products. In this role she oversees the global consumer products and licensing teams for both Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television, leading efforts to expand and capitalize on product and licensing opportunities from the studio’s arsenal of intellectual property. She has sourced and driven opportunities for Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Men in Black, Jumanji, Peter Rabbit, Zombieland 2, “Outlander,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “Cobra Kai,” “Shark Tank,” “The Boys” and other global film and television brands.
Senior Vice President, Licensing at OneTeam Partners
Recently named one of Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Malaika Underwood is Senior Vice President of Licensing at OneTeam Partners where she is tasked with providing oversight for the company’s growing licensing business and positioning the company to deliver value to college athletes as the NCAA landscape changes. Prior to joining OneTeam Partners, Malaika worked for The Brandr Group (TBG), IMG Licensing and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC).
Steven Wolfe Pereira
CEO and Co-Founder – Encantos
Steven Wolfe Pereira is an accomplished media, marketing and technology executive. He leads the award-winning B-Corp on a mission to inspire 21st century kids to reach their potential through the power of entertainment and technology. Encantos builds purpose-driven family brands focused on kids aged 14 and under, offering apps, books, consumer products, subscription services and videos. The female-owned public benefit corporation puts diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything it creates.
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