Women in Animation (WIA), the largest group dedicated to the advancement of women in the animation and vfx industries, has set up a new chapter in Montreal. It was launched in April, becoming the ninth local WIA organization.
The Montreal chapter will work to implement WIA’s targets in the Canadian city, one of North America’s animation hubs and the home of the National Film Board of Canada. It will run panels, workshops, mentorship schemes, student outreach programs, and many more initiatives besides. While women are relatively well represented in managerial and executive roles, they only occupy 20% of the creative jobs, according to WIA. The group wants to see a 50/50 balance by 2025.
WIA Montreal’s executive committee is composed of: