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March 20, 2015

Sheryl WuDunn, Geena Davis talk gender equality at Mount Saint Mary’s release of new research on the status of women

Mount Saint Mary’s University, an L.A-based women’s university, released new gender research yesterday at a public event that drew more than 1,000 people to hear speakers such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheryl WuDunn and Academy Award-winner Geena Davis. The 2015 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California is released annually to shed light on conditions that affect the more than 19 million women and girls who live within the nation’s largest state. For the first time, this year’s report also included global comparisons to assess resources and opportunities for women around the world. Read More…

March 20, 2015

Actress and Advocate Geena Davis to Speak on Gender Equality in Media at Ithaca College

Oscar-winning actress and advocate Geena Davis will discuss “Gender Equality in the Modern Media” at Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 31. Free and open to the public, her talk will be held at 8 p.m. in Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music. Davis is known for her portrayals of strong female characters in such films as “Thelma and Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” and as the first woman president in the ABC series “Commander in Chief.” She has guest-starred this season on “Grey’s Anatomy” as a surgeon diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Read More…

March 16, 2015

Geena Davis Is Still Locked And Loaded

Thelma Dickinson, as in Thelma & Louise, is the best role Geena Davis ever read. She got the part, lucky stars be thanked, and when the film came out, 24 years ago this May, critics loved it, too. The idea was that Davis and Susan Sarandon would inspire a new era for women onscreen. But the forecasted flood of lady buddy movies did not materialize. In fact, Davis says, public reaction was more like the opposite, with folks—mostly male folks—near distress at the prospect of armed and rebellious women. Read More…

March 11, 2015

International Women’s Day 2015

March 11, 2015

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Geena Davis with Micheal Bloomberg discussing the importance of women in the industry.

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March 08, 2015

Geena Davis is working to bring gender-equality to television and films

Who is your hero? For young children, the answer often includes people they have seen on TV or in movies. Yet, the percentage of male roles in the media far surpasses the percentage of roles for females, according to actor Geena Davis, keynote speaker at the East Bay Women’s Conference last Monday in San Ramon. (She does not call herself an “actress” because “actor” means a person portraying a character in a production.) Read More…

March 06, 2015

Actress Geena Davis to speak on gender equality

We are pleased to welcome actor and advocate Geena Davis to the Ithaca College campus. She will give a free public talk titled “Gender Equality in the Modern Media” at 8 p.m. March 31 in Ford Hall. Davis is known for her portrayals of strong female characters in such films as “Thelma and Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” and as the first woman president in the ABC series “Commander in Chief.” Read More…

February 07, 2015

Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon mull over ‘Thelma & Louise’ anniversary tour

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon may be heading out on the road again — a quarter-century after the release of their Oscar-winning film “Thelma & Louise.” Davis says she and Sarandon are currently hashing out ways to mark the 25th anniversary of the film about a girls’ road trip gone bad. “There’s still so much affection for the movie and we loved it,” Davis says. “It seems like there should be some girl power celebrating going on.” Davis and Sarandon, who still remain good friends, came up with the idea. Read More…

January 29, 2015

Video Contest Offered by Zions Bank, Utah Film Commission Will Commemorate 25th Anniversary of ‘Thelma & Louise’

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Thelma & Louise,” the iconic feminist movie filmed in part in Utah’s red rock country, Zions Bank and the Utah Film Commission today announced a public video contest. The announcement was made by Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson and Utah Film Commission Director Virginia Pearce during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Women’s Leadership Celebration on Jan. 29. Read More…

January 27, 2015

Geena Davis will headline this Cincinnati business event

Actress Geena Davis will be paying a visit to Cincinnati in May to speak at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Career Women of Achievement luncheon. The annual event, which will be held May 13, is the YWCA’s largest fundraiser and honors eight women from Greater Cincinnati for their personal career success, leadership, qualities and status as role models for all women. Two educational scholarships will also be awarded at the event that runs from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Read More…

January 09, 2015

Geena Davis Is on a Mission to Highlight Female Filmmakers. Her Biggest Ally? Walmart

It’s not surprising that, amid a national debate over gender equity, a star and activist like Geena Davis would launch a film festival celebrating female and minority filmmakers. What might be surprising, however, is that it would be held in Bentonville, Arkansas, and proudly sponsored by hometown megabrand Walmart. As it turns out, setting The Bentonville Film Festival in Bentonville—where fellow sponsors Coca-Cola and Kraft also have offices—wasn’t Walmart’s idea, according to Trevor Drinkwater, festival co-founder and ARC Entertainment CEO. Read More…