It’s time to invest in women on Broadway.
Women are inherently seen as financial risks on Broadway, when in fact the recoupment rate of women-led musicals is more than double industry standard.
We believe that including women in leadership on Broadway isn’t only the right thing to do, it is simply good business.
The Broadway Women’s Fund works with industry leaders to provide favorable financial and social returns to investors and promote gender equality on Broadway.
[Gender parity on Broadway] is not a pipeline issue. It is a failure of imagination by a field whose job is to imagine the way the world could be.– Rachel Chavkin, 2019 Tony Award-winner, Best Direction of a Musical
Although the Broadway audience is 68% women, the vast majority of jobs on Broadway shows aren’t filled by women.
“Investing in women is the most effective way to reduce inequality and facilitate economic growth,” Sandra Lawson, executive director of the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs.