5 Years After #OscarsSoWhite, Film Academy COO Is Pushing to ‘Institutionalize the Good’ | PRO Video

Christine Simmons and other top female executives discuss moving businesses beyond bad habits

Christine Simmons, the COO of the AMPAS, isn’t letting her organization forget about 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite, which actually predated her tenure. These days she wants to “institutionalize the good” as much as eliminate the “institutionalized oppression.”

Simmons, who was part of a five-woman panel focused on “Redefining Corporate Culture” at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit, has more than just the chief operating officer initials on her office door at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She also oversees the office of representation, inclusion and equity — a role she takes just as seriously as the one that facilitates the Academy Awards.

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

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