What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

April 17, 2023

Interview with J.J. Johnson About His New Apple TV+ Series “Jane” and the Importance of Female Role Models

J.J. Johnson, the creator of a new environmentally themed family series for Apple TV+, hit the jackpot when it comes to “Jane.” He landed a vivacious young actor (Ava Louise Murchison) to represent the ideals of renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, enlisted some of the most accomplished women in science to make stirring cameos, and […]

March 28, 2023

A Night of Poetry Honoring Lucille Clifton

April 25, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm Program, 8:30pm-9:00pm Reception SAG-AFTRA FoundationScreening Room 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than to honor the life and legacy of renowned poet Lucille Clifton. On April 25th, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and The Clifton House […]

March 27, 2023

Geena Davis Institute Earns Candid’s 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media proudly announces that it has earned Candid’s 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency on GuideStar. The official seal recognizes philanthropic organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to transparency, accountability, and inclusivity and operate from a position of strong financial health. Less than 2% of non-profits registered with Candid […]

March 24, 2023

Earth Day Screening of New Apple TV+ Series “Jane”

April 22, 2023 11:00 am ET 247 W 54th St. New York, NY 10019 Come celebrate Earth Day with the Geena Davis Institute! Families were invited to a private screening of the new Apple TV+ series “Jane” followed by a live Q&A with the team behind the series. Event Photo Gallery Sinking Ships’ newest series […]

March 22, 2023

Virtual See Jane Salon – From Real to Reel: Representation and Inclusion in Film and Television Produced in British Columbia

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET Watch the full event replay here. See below for event details. On April 18th, we launched our latest research report “From Real to Reel: Representation and Inclusion in Film and Television Produced in British Columbia.” Commissioned by UBCP/ACTRA, the Geena Davis Institute analyzed feature […]

March 08, 2023

New Goddess Exhibition & Being Seen on Screen: The Importance of Representation Conference – April 5

Photos Credits: L-R: Laverne Cox in Paper Magazine, 2020, © Joshua Kissi. Marilyn Monroe, image by Milton H. Greene, © Archive on behalf of Milton H. Greene. 2007 SAKURAN Film Committee © Moyoco Anno/Kodansha. Winnie Harlow. Photo: Albert Sanchez ACMI today announces a pivotal new partnership with two-time Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis […]

March 01, 2023

How Media Can Demystify Cybersecurity and Uncover New Careers

Amid escalating cybersecurity threats, philanthropist Craig Newmark formed a broad and growing coalition of organizations dedicated to educating and protecting everyday Americans in the digital space. The founder of craigslist is looking toward the future with a renewed focus on the role content creators can play in inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in […]

November 18, 2022

Virtual See Jane Salon – Gender & Advertising: Powerful Drivers to Change Stereotypes & Impact Social Norms

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and UNICEF in partnership with the Spotlight Initiative launched our latest research studies reviewing advertising in the Caribbean and Mexico and its links to gender equality, gender norms, and violence against women and girls.  Watch the […]

October 27, 2022

Symposium 2022 – #SeeItBeIt: What Families Are Seeing on TV

November 15, 2022 6pm-7pm Reception, 7pm-9pm Program Google 85 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011 The Institute presented the See Jane 2022 TV Study: #SeeItBeIt: What Families Are Seeing on TV along with a groundbreaking study in partnership with Google AI team Muse (Media Understanding for Social Exploration) of the representation in the most popular […]

October 11, 2022

The LEGO Group Invites Girls to Stay Curious in STEAM Subjects on International Day of the Girl

The LEGO Group marks International Day of the Girl with a new campaign to encourage girls to stay curious about STEAM subjects and careers. New and sobering statistics from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the LEGO Group show girls are still discouraged from STEAM fields from a young age when play […]