News Archive

April 20, 2011

Entertainment Industry Unites with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to Improve Female Portrayals in Family Films

New study Changing the Status Quo: Industry Leaders’ Perceptions of Gender in Family Films identifies scope of gender inequity; spotlights barriers and misconceptions; unites an industry. Read the Press Release or Download the Key Findings (PDF).

April 16, 2011

Sarasota Film Festival and Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Form Year-round Educational Program

This partnership will incorporate media training workshops and filmmaking challenges for middle and high school-aged filmmakers into the SFF’s educational programming.

– Watch video of Geena’s SFF luncheon speech.

– A productive partnership (SRQ Mag).

– “Make the change we need for the next generation” (SRQ Mag).

April 11, 2011

The Wall Street Journal Interview: Life Imitates Art

WSJ interviews Geena Davis on how gender inequality on TV and in movies has a powerful impact on kids. Watch Online…

April 01, 2011

Michelle Obama Books Stars to Mentor: Geena Davis, Hilary Swank, Anna Deavere Smith & Others

On March 30, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special event during the annual celebration of Women’s History Month at the White House. Mrs. Obama brought together more than twenty accomplished women, including Geena Davis to serve as mentors and share their experiences with students in the Washington, D.C. metro area. During their visits to local schools, the guest mentors gave brief presentations on their backgrounds and then participated in a question and answer session with students. Following the day of mentoring, the First Lady hosted a dinner and program with 120 additional students from local schools and additional mentors from in and outside government. Read More…

March 31, 2011

Channel One News Interviews Geena Davis and Debuts New “Guess Who” Video

Check out Channel One News feature on Geena Davis and the debut of our kid’s educational video Guess Who: The Mathematician and the Baker to kid/tween audiences on the Channel One website, as well as to teachers via Channel One Connection, a commercial-free educational programming offering available to member schools. The Guess Who video was developed in partnership with Garland Waller, Assistant Professor and student producers at Boston University’s College of Communication. Watch Online…

March 20, 2011

The Sarasota Film Festival will honor Geena Davis with their Impact Award for her on-screen portrayals of strong, powerful female characters as well as her off-screen work

This award will be presented in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Chapter of U.N. Women and presented by Ms. Carol Poteat-Buchanan, The President of the US National Committee of U.N. Women. Geena Davis will also be on hand for a screening of the documentary film “Miss Representation” in which she appears. Read More…

March 09, 2011

Geena Davis at the Forum on ‘Investing in Women and Entrepreneurship: Solutions to Addressing MDG 3’

On March 8, 2011, Geena Davis spoke at the event sponsored by the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center. Watch the Webcast…

March 05, 2011

Join Geena Davis and Google on March 8 in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s DayTuesday, Google is collaborating with Women for Women International on its Join Me on the Bridge campaign and highlighting 44 incredible women’s organizations, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Join tens of thousands of women from around the world on a bridge — either physically or virtually through Street View — to show your support for women’s causes and to celebrate women’s achievements. You can use the event map to organize your own event, or join an existing event, or you can donate to any of the amazing women’s organizations, including ours. Watch Geena Davis’s video…

March 01, 2011

Geena Davis joins the Wall Street Journal’s Inaugural Task Force on Women in the Economy

Other featured participants include Robert Zoellick of World Bank; Sandra Day O’Connor, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Marissa Mayer of Google; Sallie Krawcheck of Bank of America. Read More… Additional Info Here & Here.

February 25, 2011

Geena Davis Participates in Launch Event for UN Women

Honoring the past and envisioning the future for women and girls, watch the webcast of this inaugural UN Women event on YouTube (Geena’s speech begins at approx. 55 minute mark). Watch the Webcast…