Halifax, NS – 8 March 2017 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B, NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, is proud to support International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also calling for the acceleration of gender parity.
Employees across DHX Media’s global offices took part in a photoshoot series, declaring their support for International Women’s Day and gender equality, as a whole. The corporate initiative, disseminated across the company’s social media channels, was aligned with International Women’s Day’s call for supporting organizations to champion their own campaigns using the themed hashtag, “#BeBoldForChange.”
“International Women’s Day effectively calls for individuals and corporations alike to do their part to create a more inclusive world,” said Dana Landry, CEO at DHX Media. “We are committed to increasing opportunities for women in the industry, and DHX Media is extremely pleased to lend its voice in support of the international effort to create change for women.”
The company is a proud sponsor of Women in Film & Television, a member-based organization of women and men working in screen-based media, which supports the development and advancement of women in the industry. DHX Media’s participation in International Women’s Day comes on the heels of its “Luminary” sponsorship of the Women Making Waves Conference, held in Halifax, March 3-5. The conference, presented by Women in Film and Television- Atlantic, celebrated the outstanding work done by women in the industry.
DHX Media is also a participant in Interactive Ontario’s ipprenticeship program, an initiative designed to improve diversity and inclusion in the interactive digital media sector. The IO ipprenticeship Program provides apprenticeship placements at leading digital media companies to candidates who may have experienced barriers to entry in the IDM sector due to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or class.
Tara Talbot, SVP Global Talent at DHX Media, said: “International Women’s Day might happen once a year, but every day we should pledge to ‘be bold’ for change. Although gender inequality remains a hindrance for many women around the world, each of us must do our part in bringing society one step closer to gender parity.”
First observed on March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day is now recognized by millions of men, women and non-binary people around the world. Although no individual organization is responsible for the global event, International Women’s Day is observed by numerous governments, corporations and organizations. The United Nations first celebrated International Women’s Day in 1975, soon after adopting a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8.
To learn more about International Women’s Day, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 12,500 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).