31 October 2017
During the presentation of the inaugural Women in Animation Diversity Awards at Spark Animation 2017, WIA co-President Marge Dean made another big announcement for the org: The formation of WIA Vancouver, Canada, which will formally launch in January 2018.
Under the guidance of Gail Currey, Chair of Global Chapters for WIA, the new branch of the organization will be spearheaded by a governing board comprised of Molly Mason-Boulé (Vice President of Worldwide Content Production, Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios), our very own Sharon Taylor (Chief Operating Officer, Animal Logic) and Michelle Grady (Senior Vice President Production, Sony Pictures Imageworks).
Molly Mason-Boulé, Sharon Taylor and Michelle Grady
Taylor came to Canada two years ago to establish Animal Logic’s Vancouver studio. “When I arrived in Vancouver, I saw a breadth of talent; a booming network of people taking risks and pushing creative mediums into vibrant and exciting directions. I also recognized the need for awareness of the many great women in our industry and the fact that these projects would not get done without them,” says Taylor. “When I was introduced to Molly, I jumped at the chance to build a community for the women of Vancouver, an organization to mentor women, as well as a resource to elevate female leaders in our industry.”
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