The Global Fund

In 2015, over 60% of animation school graduates were female, but women held only 20% of the creative roles in the industry. WIA launched the 50/50 by 2025 initiative to advocate for change and provide programs and connections to drive toward gender equality by 2025. Today, women hold 27% of creative roles* – a 7% increase since 2015. At this pace, 50/50 by 2025 can be a reality – but only if we all join together to support the cause. The purpose of the ​Women in Animation Global Fund​ is to develop and expand programs in order to achieve 50/50 equality in our industry by 2025. The goal is to raise $1M by Q3 2020 with key global partners supporting this effort.

WIA Global Fund Donation Levels

As a non-profit organization, WIA’s work would not be possible without contributions from our individual and corporate sponsors. With the Global Fund, we seek to recognize our donors and sponsors by providing benefits that enhance their brands. Our major events provide global visibility, and our year-round programs offer ongoing opportunities to reach our influential and growing membership.

Founding Donor Levels And Benefits

$25,000 – WIA Leadership Circle

Benefits Include:

  • Marquee brand/name placement on WIA’s website
  • Marquee brand/name placement at WIA World Summits, including programs, signage, social media, and live stream.
  • A seat on WIA’s Advisory Committee
  • Annual WIA membership for up to 50 members
  • Priority access to all WIA ticketed events

$10,000 – WIA Partners Circle

Benefits Include:

  • Priority brand/name placement on WIA’s website
  • Priority brand/name placement at WIA World Summits, including programs, signage, social media, and live stream.
  • Annual WIA membership for up to 20 members
  • Priority access to all WIA ticketed events

$5,000 – WIA Supporters Circle

Benefits Include:

  • Brand/name placement on WIA’s website
  • Brand/name placement at WIA World Summits, on programs and signage
  • Annual WIA membership for up to 10 members

$2,500 – WIA Friends

Benefits Include:

  • Brand/name placement on WIA’s website

Women in Animation World Summit Series

WIA seeks to expand its annual world summit into a series of events in four additional cities around the world to ensure that gender equity is addressed on an international level.


Mentorship – Global Expansion

WIA seeks to expand its mentorship program both globally and virtually to provide women worldwide with mentorship in-person or remotely.


Classroom to Career

WIA works with educators, administrators and industry members to prepare and support students to go from classroom to career.


WIA Staff and Operations

This will allow WIA to transition from a volunteer-run organization to a fully staffed entity and
to expand its reach globally by developing chapters around the world.

Virtual Member Community

WIA aspires to share its programming, research data, resources and best practices globally. We are developing a digital portal that will facilitate worldwide connection and collaboration.


Talent Database

In response to constant requests to identify talent for the industry, WIA will create and maintain a talent database and enhanced job board to match women with opportunities.


Gaming Industry Focus

Gaming is one of the largest employers of the animation industry, however, there are even fewer women employed in gaming than any other sectors in the animation industry. WIA seeks to expand its work into the Gaming sector through targeted research and programs.