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Here's the latest on the Institute and Geena Davis.

January 16, 2014

Geena Davis, Sheryl Sandberg and Gloria Steinem to gather at inaugural MAKERS Conference to reset the agenda for women in the workplace

Feb. 10-12 in California, MAKERS, the landmark television and digital video initiative which aims to be the largest collection of women’s stories ever told will gather prominent leaders, experts, educators and innovators across industries for a 36-hour action plan to reset the agenda for women in the workplace in the 21st century. 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…

December 02, 2013

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Featured at

Read about “Why the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media rules.” About-Face means a reversal of direction, attitude, or point of view. It equips women & girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. Read More…

November 22, 2013

Geena Davis and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation join forces for the 2nd Consecutive Year to Present Gender Equality in Children’s Media Scholarship for the 33rd College Television Awards

Foundation Executive Director Norma Provencio Pichardo says of the program, “We are thrilled to be working with Geena Davis and her institute for the second year. We know how important her work is and are proud to be able to help bring great student work to the forefront.” The Geena Davis Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality in Children’s media is seeking college student entries. Read More…

October 27, 2013

Kidsinthehouse Features Geena Davis Parenting Advice Videos

As a parent and as CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Geena shares her thoughts on kids watching TV and how it affects their expectations of reality and their own lives. Watch Video…

September 26, 2013

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media joins with Global Knowledge Gateway to foster women’s economic empowerment

UN Women, in partnership with the government of Canada, unveiled the Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, an effort to help empower women economically. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is among the effort’s supporters. Watch Video or Read More…

August 27, 2013

Geena Davis stars in Funny Or Die’s new video

As an actress, gender-equality advocate and world-class archer, Geena Davis showcases her skills with amazing trick shots — while wearing her Rockford Peaches uniform from A League of Their Own, of course there’s a behind-the-scenes video, too. Read More...

July 01, 2013

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, has commissioned the study from Associate Professor Stacy Smith of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Read More…

June 09, 2013

Geena Davis to keynote NEW Executive Leaders Forum

Oscar-winning actor and women’s advocate Geena Davis will be the closing keynote speaker at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2013, July 23-25, 2013 at the Terranea Resort outside Los Angeles. Read More…

May 30, 2013

Geena Davis reveals dream FLOTUS role

The Hill: She’s already played a fictional American president, but Geena Davis says she’s really aiming to step into… Read more…

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