What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

June 18, 2020

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Holds Social Justice Teach In

The Institute held a virtual 5-day Social Justice Teach In for our members that covered Social Justice Movements, Hollywood’s Hidden History of Race and Gender Codes, Why Media Representation Matters, How to Be an Effective Ally and Developing a Personal Action Plan.

June 02, 2020

For Our Members: 6/23 Virtual See Jane Salon: “If He Can See It, Will He Be It? Representation of Masculinity in Boys’ Television”

Join the Institute in partnership with Promundo and the Kering Foundation for the launch of new research on how masculinity is portrayed in the most popular television shows among boys age 7-13, and hear from panelists Justin Baldoni, Wade Davis and Joshua Rush on media makers can have a positive impact by creating diverse and healthy representations of boys and men onscreen. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member.

May 13, 2020

Institute Receives Two Gracie Awards

Two projects executive produced by Geena Davis and Institute CEO Madeline Di Nonno were recognized with the Alliance for Women in Media Foundations Gracie Awards. The Gracies recognize individual achievement and exemplary programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.

May 11, 2020

Discover how Disney Juniors new series Mira Royal Detective celebrates a vibrant, diverse and magical culture!⁠

Check out our exclusive interview with the voice of Mira, Leela Ladnier where she talks about Mira as a role model for young boys and girls as well as her own experiences with diversity.⁠ “Stay true to yourself; and, let the appreciation you have of your culture shine through. Remember who you are and never forget where you came from because your background is only going to help you push forward.”⁠

March 03, 2020

​Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Study Finds Gender Parity in Family Films

The newest study released from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media indicates that 2019 saw just as many female lead characters in family films as male lead characters. In 2007, just 24% of family films featured female characters in lead roles. Last year, 48% of the 100 top-grossing family movies featured lead female characters. See the complete findings.

IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT