The telling data, from Women in Animation (Wia) board member surveys and statistics gathered in 2015 by the Animation Guild, formed some of the key talking points at a panel discussion entitled Women In Animation that took place Wednesday June 17 at Annecy’s Mifa market.
In other data, in 2006, men made up 84% of the animation workforce, whereas roles filled by women totalled 16%. In 2015, men make up 80% and roles filled by women still only total 20%.
Also according to the Animation Guild findings, 10% of all producers/directors are women. 17% of all writers are women, 21% of art/designers are women and 23% of animators are women.
These are all average numbers, mainly focused on Los Angeles-based studios. According to Wia, the numbers are similar in Canada, with 16 -18% of