What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

August 25, 2022

Pre-order Geena’s New Book!

Institute Founder Geena Davis’ hilarious and candid memoir Dying of Politeness is coming out October 11, 2022 from HarperOne Books! It’s the tale of her “journey to badassery” — culminating in helping to lead the way to gender parity in Hollywood. Pre-order yours today!

August 15, 2022

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to Receive the 2022 Governors Award

(LOS ANGELES – Aug. 15, 2022) — The Television Academy today announced the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the leading organization on gender equality, as the 2022 Governors Award recipient in recognition of their efforts to promote gender balance and foster inclusion throughout the entertainment industry. The Governors Award honors an individual, company […]

July 12, 2022

See Jane Salon – How Media Can Influence Cybersafety and Open Careers for Women and Girls

  Monday, July 25, 2022 12:00 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET | Virtual Event Craig Newmark Philanthropies recently committed $50 million to support a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to educating and protecting everyday Americans amid new and escalating cybersecurity threats. Craig Newmark has been a longtime partner and supporter of the Geena Davis […]

June 28, 2022

How Media Can Influence Cybersafety and Open Careers for Women and Girls

By Mary Ellen Holden In April, Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) committed more than $50 million to support a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to educating and protecting everyday Americans amid new and escalating cybersecurity threats. Craig Newmark has been a longtime partner and supporter of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. When we […]

June 23, 2022

Announcing #GirlsLeadSTEM – A New, Collective Voice for STEM Equity

While women have made gains in STEM career fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), persistent gaps remain. The U.S. continues to fall short in empowering young women to lead the way, especially those who have been historically under-represented. Until now. We are thrilled to announce that in October 2022, #GirlsLeadSTEM, a new national, multi-sector effort […]

June 22, 2022

Mars Announces Progress in Drive to Increase Representation throughout Global Advertising

Mars, Incorporated has published key findings of a comprehensive audit of representation in its global advertising. Mars – the global pet care, food and confectionery business known for its suite of iconic brands like Pedigree, Ben’s Original, M&M’S, Royal Canin and Snickers – has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute (GDI) on Gender in the […]

May 04, 2022

Being Seen Onscreen is Lifechanging for Older Adults

By Mary Ellen Holden Today, almost half of the U.S. adult population is over fifty, and this demographic is growing exponentially. As America gets older, our focus on issues related to age and aging has sharpened. This includes but is not limited to employment, the supply and demands of health care, home care, the role […]

May 03, 2022

Spellcheck for Bias receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

We’re excited to be recognized with our partners NBC Universal and USC Viterbi School of Engineering for Spellcheck for Bias. The media and entertainment category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors movies, books, videos, and other projects that expose issues or create actionable change. Spellcheck for Bias, a collaboration between the Geena Davis […]

March 27, 2022

Mothering Sunday, Tragic Memories Embolden this Writer to Overcome the Entrapments of Her Younger Self

Colin Firth, Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman. Photos: Sony Pictures Classics By Mary Ellen Holden Delicate, sensual, empowering, and masterful, Mothering Sunday, adapted from the 2016 novella by Graham Swift, is the story of loss, survival, grief, guilt, and deception. Set in the wake of World War 1, the film, in a nonlinear style, […]

March 15, 2022

Mothering Sunday Film and Q&A

  Sony Pictures Classics provided a unique opportunity March 22-24 to our members with a special advanced screening of their latest feature film MOTHERING SUNDAY. MOTHERING SUNDAY premieres in LA and NYC on March 25th. This film is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language. Watch our virtual Q&A event with the […]

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