What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

March 08, 2022

New Factsheets on the LGBTQIA+ Community from TTIE

Hey Hollywood: What we put on screen impacts the way people move through society. It’s time the stories we tell responsibly reflect the world we live in. Check out the new factsheets on the LGBTQIA+ community for tips on accurate representation from TTIE (Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity). Visit WriteInclusion.org/factsheets for the LGBTQIA+ Community […]

March 03, 2022

Inspiration & Exploration: STEM Career Expo

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:00 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET | Virtual Event Inspiration & Exploration: STEM Career Expo is a collaboration between The Tech Interactive and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. This virtual online event will connect students with extraordinary women in the fields […]

February 21, 2022

How to Advance DEI Work in Licensing, Marketing, and Packaging

Children need diverse role models who can positively impact their perceptions of themselves, their own empowerment, and the world around them. Engaging businesses to promote positive representation through the marketing, packaging, and advertising of products designed for children is a vital part of achieving equality and inclusion. It also inspires more diverse and equal worlds […]

February 01, 2022

All-Star Celebrity Poetry Reading to Honor Lucille Clifton

  Tuesday, February 22, 2022 The prestigious and award-winning work of Lucille Clifton has inspired countless poets, artists and people all over the world. On February 22nd, we held a live virtual reading and panel discussion with an all-star group of celebrities, advocates and emerging poets as we honor her legacy.   WATCH THE EVENT: […]

January 31, 2022

Geena Davis on the ALL INCLUSIVE Podcast

Hollywood Isn’t Just for the Boys Listen to the latest episode of ALL INCLUSIVE with Jay Ruderman as Geena Davis, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute, discusses her groundbreaking career, fighting for gender equality in Hollywood, ageism, mental health, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Podcasts Listen on Omny.fm ALL […]

January 19, 2022

Influencer Event – Prayers for the Stolen, Live Virtual Q&A

  Monday, January 24, 2022 On January 24th, we held a live Q&A online with Director Tatiana Huezo and Novelist Jennifer Clement where we discussed Mexico’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards® PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN. PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is currently streaming on Netflix. “An exquisite and haunting […]

January 18, 2022

Influencer Event – Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, Live Virtual Q&A

  Thursday, January 20, 2022 On January 20th, we held a live Q&A online with Mariana van Zeller, moderated by the Institute’s President & CEO, Madeline Di Nonno. Mariana van Zeller is an award-winning investigative journalist and host and executive producer of National Geographic’s original documentary series TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER. We first met […]

January 13, 2022

CreativeX and Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Empower Brands to Measure and Manage Their Commitment to Diversity Through Advertising

CreativeX, a software company that powers creative decision-making globally for top consumer brands, announced today it has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the only research-based organization working collaboratively within the global entertainment and media industries to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment and media. […]

January 12, 2022

Geena Davis on the Allison Interviews Podcast

Geena Davis, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute, sat down with Allison Kugel for an episode of ALLISON INTERVIEWS to discuss Thelma & Louise, her Oscar win, gender equality, ageism, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Podcasts Read & Listen on Allison Kugel’s Blog

January 02, 2022

Mariana van Zeller’s Investigations Reveal the Minds, Motivations, and Economic Impact of Black Markets

By Mary Ellen Holden We first met Marianna van Zeller a year ago when the Geena Davis Institute hosted an Influencer Screening celebrating the launch of Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, an original series investigating the world’s most complex, dangerous, and harrowing black markets. Nominated for a 2021 News and Documentary Emmy Award, its second […]