Articles by Geena Davis

Geena explains how gender inequality in entertainment can be fixed overnight.

March 18, 2020

Stay Connected With Us During Social Distancing – A Message from Geena Davis

We hope you are staying safe! We are all grappling with the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, which is dramatically impacting our ability to connect, communicate and engage. Like all of you, we have also had to buckle down and postpone all of our live event programming and activities including our See Jane Salons, Global Symposiums, […]

June 14, 2017

DEG Presents First “Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology” to Geena Davis

The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce it will present its first “Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology” to Academy Award winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. DEG created the Innovation Award to recognize female executives in the fields of entertainment and technology who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

December 08, 2016

Geena Davis’ Letter to Hollywood: Want a Female President? Put Them Onscreen First

I always say, “If they can see it, they can be it.” Here’s my favorite illustration of that concept: A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vigdis Finnbogadottir, former president of Iceland. She told me that while in office, she would get letters from young boys asking, “Madam President, do you think a boy will ever become president?” Interesting, huh? Turns out girls in the U.S. will have to keep wondering for a while. The outcome of the recent presidential election has left many of us shocked and scared. We wonder how this could have happened. What do we tell our kids? How can we explain the depth of misogyny and bigotry in our culture, both the overt and the passively tolerated? Most importantly, what can we do to counteract it? Read More…

December 11, 2013

Pret-a-Reporter: Geena Davis’ Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist

The actress and founder of her namesake Institute on Gender in Media cites data showing that there are three male characters for every speaking female in family-rated films: “We are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space.” Read More…