CBS AND THE ANA’s #SEEHER INITIATIVE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH CBS CARES PSA CAMPAIGN

 

 

CBS CORPORATION AND THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS’ #SEEHER INITIATIVE TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH CBS CARES PSA CAMPAIGN

Special PSAs Shine Light on Contributions of 12 Pioneers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

CBS Personalities Violett Beane, Eve, Sara Gilbert, Bianna Golodryga, Carrie Ann Inaba, Allison Janney, Gayle King, Téa Leoni, Patina Miller, Norah O’Donnell, Sharon Osbourne, Zoe Perry and Sheryl Underwood Honor Trailblazers in PSAs

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NEW YORK – March 1, 2019 – Once again this year, in honor and celebration of Women’s History Month, CBS Corporation and the Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) #SeeHer initiative will pay tribute to 12 women pioneers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), by airing a series of CBS Cares public service announcements in primetime on the CBS Television Network throughout the month of March. 

These PSAs will also be featured on cbscares.tv, SeeHer.com and other CBS websites and shared on social media. In support of #SeeHer and Women’s History Month, several member companies of the ANA will be sponsoring these extended PSAs.

“I am delighted that CBS has the opportunity to celebrate these awe-inspiring women and their incredible achievements in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math,” said Jo Ann Ross, President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer, CBS Corporation. “Their motivating stories exemplify what #SeeHer stands for, and we hope these PSAs inspire the next generation of female leaders in these areas and beyond.”

CBS produced these PSAs as part of the Company’s ongoing partnership with the ANA’s #SeeHer initiative and its mission to portray girls and women in media accurately. The trailblazing women profiled in this campaign are prime examples of what it means to challenge and overcome stereotypes and biases in their industries—and of what it means to succeed.

“As we do all year long, CBS takes particular pride in telling the stories of this diverse group of strong women during Women’s History Month,” said Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation. “This incredible campaign is another example of our long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion, specifically CBS’ ongoing efforts to highlight the achievements of women and create awareness of the endless opportunities that exist to make a true and positive difference in society.”

“We are delighted to partner with CBS again this year on this important PSA campaign focusing on STEAM during Women’s History Month,” said Bob Liodice, Chief Executive Officer, ANA. “The campaign showcases the true power of media to inspire girls about their potential. We applaud the network and our #SeeHer members who supported it.”

The CBS Cares PSA campaign includes five unique 25-second spots featuring CBS talent honoring the passion, commitment and accomplishments of the following 12 STEAM luminaries:

Margaret Atwood, Writer

Hari Bhimaraju, Inventor

Paula Hammond, Chemical Engineer

Christina Hernandez, Aerospace Engineer

Quiara Alegría Hudes, Playwright/Composer

Michelle K. Lee, Computer Scientist

Fei-Fei Li, Neuroscientist

Ada Lovelace, Mathematician

Jillian Mercado, Model

Sarah Parcak, Archeologist

Amy Sherald, Painter

Margot Lee Shetterly, Writer 

Talent from across CBS Television Network that profiled this renowned group includes Mom’s Allison Janney; Madam Secretary’s Téa Leoni and Patina Miller; CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King and Bianna Golodryga; The Talk’s Sara Gilbert, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Eve; Young Sheldon’s Zoe Perry; and, God Friended Me’s Violett Beane.

To learn more about CBS Cares, visit cbscares.tv.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences.

About the #SeeHer Movement

Despite the strides made to accurately portray women and girls in media, an unconscious bias persists against women and girls in advertising, media, and programming. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) launched the #SeeHer initiative in June 2016 in a partnership with The Female Quotient (TFQ) at the United State of Women. SeeHer’s mission is to increase the accurate portrayals of women and girls in media 20 percent by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. The group developed a Gender Equality Measure (GEM™) to track progress and the marketing effect of removing unconscious bias from ads and programming. High GEM™ scores directly correlate to improved ROI. GEM™ won the 2017 ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award. The methodology became the industry standard in the U.S., which led to a global rollout in 2018. For more information, visit www.SeeHer.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) makes a difference for individuals, brands, and the industry by driving growth, advancing the interests of marketers, and promoting and protecting the well-being of the marketing community. Founded in 1910, the ANA provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry. The ANA’s membership includes more than 1,700 companies with 25,000 brands that engage almost 150,000 industry professionals and collectively spend or support more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually. The membership is comprised of more than 1,000 clientside marketers and more than 700 marketing solutions provider members, which include leading marketing data science and technology suppliers, ad agencies, law firms, consultants, and vendors. Further enriching the ecosystem is the work of the nonprofit ANA Educational Foundation (AEF), which has the mission of enhancing the understanding of advertising and marketing within the academic and marketing communities.

 

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