WarnerMedia Celebrates Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we’re celebrating the influential women across the WarnerMedia portfolio—both on and off the screen—whose voices and stories continue to inspire us all.
Throughout this month, and during the entire year, WarnerMedia will be celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day with special projects, programming, and initiatives that further our mission of making our workplaces, content, and communities more inclusive and equitable.
Learn more about our efforts below.
The Period Project - Hosted by WarnerMedia
In honor of International Women’s Day, Transgender Day of Visibility and Women’s History Month, WarnerMedia will be hosting a Period Project throughout the month of March to donate menstrual hygiene products and charity funds to raise awareness of “period poverty” that impacts women, girls, non-binary and transgender people all over the world, and advocate for change.
"Period poverty" is a global issue affecting women, girls, non-binary and transgender people who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to manage their periods with dignity, sometimes due to community stigma and sanction. Access to sanitary products, safe/hygienic spaces in which to use them, and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma are essential for everyone who menstruates.
Open Your Eyes - tbs, TNT, and truTV
This International Women's Day, tbs, TNT, and truTV are bringing awareness to women’s issues by making the unseen more visible through an empowerment initiative that shines a light on the biases women face every day.
Powered by an all-female-crew, internally and externally, all three networks came together with Black Woman Animate, an animation studio powered by Black female talent across the animation pipeline, to create five animated pieces that spotlight powerful issues such as the gender pay gap, body liberation and self-confidence.
Believe in Wonder - Wonder Woman's 80th Anniversary Global Celebration Kickoff
DC, Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences and WarnerMedia are bringing the “Wonder” to International Women’s Day by launching a global celebration that honors the 80-year legacy of DC’s Champion of Truth and Warrior for Peace -- Wonder Woman. Embracing the call to see the world through Wonder Woman’s eyes and to “Believe in Wonder,” the 80th Anniversary celebration illuminates the Super Hero’s timeless and relevant message of hope and empowerment with original content, commemorative comics, books, and global fashion collections and experiences. This multi-month campaign will culminate with a worldwide celebration of Wonder Woman Day on October 21.
Worldwide events include fan-favorite digital content, expansive publishing releases, the unveiling of new fashion collaborations with award-winning designers, must-see exhibits, and amazing experiences inspired by the iconic superhero.
Featured Programming - HBO Max
Starting March 1, HBO Max will roll out several curated lists on the platform featuring powerful, iconic, unforgettable women characters to celebrate Women’s History Month.
The lists span a variety of categories and highlight an extensive selection of programming where women are at the center in HBO Max series, documentaries, and films. Content written, directed, and produced by women will also feature prominently alongside lists for animation, comedy specials, DC superheroines, and HBO Latino titles—offering a slew of programming for everyone in the family to enjoy.
March also brings the debuts of HBO Max three-part miniseries ISABEL on March 12, based on the life of Isabel Allende, the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author and a tireless fighter for human rights; and HBO documentary film TINA, a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner on March 27.
Drawn To Community - Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is celebrating International Women's Day with the premiere of Drawn to Community on Monday, March 8. This installment of the Drawn To series features five remarkable girls who are leading their generation towards a brighter future. From reading to animals, to distributing art kits, to creating virtual cooking classes, these inspiring girls are empowering others to get involved and make an impact in their local communities.
The Drawn to Community opening graphics were designed by London-based illustrator Lucy Kirk. All Drawn To episodes are available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.
LFG - CNN Films & HBO Max
In celebration of International Women’s Day, HBO Max announced the upcoming documentary film LFG, a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, and produced by the Fines and Abby Greensfelder with Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman serving as executive producers for Propagate Content in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
Opus - Adult Swim
Adult Swim has announced the impending release of Opus, a new compilation of emerging female artists, which is set for free streaming global release on March 31 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The intent of the collection is to amplify the efforts of independent female-identifying artists from across a broad cross-section of genres and scenes, resulting in a musically diverse mix of electronic, experimental, indie rock, hip hop, and beyond.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.
Girl Up helps girls access their inner power to advance the skills, rights, and opportunities of girls everywhere.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) empowers girls and young women to stand up and speak out on issues affecting them, and they support girls to be leaders and make positive choices.
WAGGGS reaches 10 million girls and young women in 146 countries across five regions. They're the largest voluntary Movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. Their mission is to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world, and their vision is for all girls and young women to be valued and to take action to change the world. They've been transforming the lives of girls and young women worldwide for more than 100 years.
Women for Women International
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
ActionAid is working to make sure every woman and girl can manage her period with dignity, by helping girls learn about periods, distributing sanitary kits in emergencies and training women to make cheap, reusable sanitary pads. As the pandemic hit the most vulnerable rural and urban communities, more aid is needed.
To shine a spotlight on period poverty around the world, ActionAid has launched the Period Cost Calculator. The Calculator estimates how much money you spend on your period each month and even how much you’ll spend over your lifetime. Your results are likely to be a stark reminder of the financial burden of menstruating.
I Support the Girls
I Support the Girls (ISTG) collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, through homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, refugee resettlement homes, foster care agencies, LGBTQ agencies, homes for pregnant teens, correctional facilities and more, allowing every menstruator experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.
The Hygiene Bank
The Hygiene Bank is a grassroots, community initiative group that gives hygiene, personal care products to people who need them across the UK.