Dr Susan Liddy Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
Dr Susan Liddy Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Dr. Susan Liddy elected President of Women in Film and Television International

Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) announced the election of a new President today following a meeting of the Board of Directors. Chair of WFT Ireland, Dr. Susan Liddy, will step into the role that has been occupied by Swedish producer Helen Granqvist since 2018. The two women will work together for the coming months as Co-Presidents until Dr. Liddy assumes the helm in August 2023. 

I’m looking forward to sharing the leadership of WIFTI with Dr. Liddy during the transition period. Susan is a researcher and I am a practitioner but we are both activists who work strategically for change. I couldn’t wish for someone better to take over the leadership for WIFTI!

Helen Granqvist, Outgoing President – WIFTI

I’m honoured to be chosen to lead WIFTI in the years ahead and I look forward to working with our international colleagues, in uniting chapters and affiliated organisations, to elevate and amplify the role of women in film and television. I salute Helen Granqvist who has worked tirelessly to build a global organisation that is united in a vision of female empowerment and advancement. Our goal remains firm: to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the screen industries everywhere.

Dr. Susan Liddy, Incoming President – WIFTI

The WFTI Board also paid tribute to Ms. Granqvist for her service and dedication to the promotion of women in the screen industries: “Since her election as President of WIFTI in 2018 Helene Granqvist has positioned WFTI as a global influencer.  During her tenure the organisation spread across six continents and has a diverse Board drawn from all the chapters and affiliate organisations”.