AARP: Geena Davis: What I Know Now

Geena Davis discusses her memoir, “Dying of Politeness,” with AARP’s Natasha Stoynoff, revealing the personal costs of excessive politeness. The […]

Thinking Outside the Man Box

Geena Davis and Glow-Up Games CEO Mitu Khandaker discussed the results and takeaways of our new study about masculinity in […]

The Scully Effect

Our CEO Madeline Di Nonno joined ABC Radio National in Australia to chat about the #ScullyEffect, our research on it […]

Women Rocking Wall Street

This guest is one for the ages. We sat down with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, CEO, […]

WGA Awards 2020: all the winners!

Geena Davis then presented the Paul Selvin Award for “Bombshell” to Charles Randolph. “Thank you. Geena and her institute [Geena […]

Gender parity on kids TV achieved

The annual report from Geena Davis Institute on Gender reveals that children’s television has achieved historic gender parity, but female […]

Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality

Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America P&G in conversation with Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in […]

Inclusivity Analysis

The Inclusivity Analysis feature was designed with input from The Geena Davis Institute as a way to provide writers and […]

What would Geena Davis say?

It’s a source of pride for Geena Davis, who has been fighting gender inequality and championing diversity in Hollywood, that […]

Women on Top Series:

Women on Top, an original Whistler Film Festival (WFF) event, returns on June 15 in Vancouver with Academy-Award winning actor […]

Male Bias Unchanged in 10 Years

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and J. Walter Thompson yesterday presented landmark findings about the way women […]

Geena Davis on Doc McStuffins

Princesses Can Do Anything! Princess Persephone (Geena Davis) show Doc and the toys that a princess can not only rescue […]

#ShesGotDRIVE on YouTube

Watch #ShesGotDRIVE stories on our YouTube channel and share your stories of of the inspirational women in your life who […]

#ShesGotDRIVE Campaign

#ShesGotDRIVE is a new campaign by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Ford Motor Company, aimed at […]

Geena Davis’ Letter to Hollywood: Want a Female President? Put Them Onscreen First

I always say, “If they can see it, they can be it.” Here’s my favorite illustration of that concept: A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vigdis Finnbogadottir, former president of Iceland. She told me that while in office, she would get letters from young boys asking, “Madam President, do you think a boy will ever become president?” Interesting, huh? Turns out girls in the U.S. will have to keep wondering for a while. The outcome of the recent presidential election has left many of us shocked and scared. We wonder how this could have happened. What do we tell our kids? How can we explain the depth of misogyny and bigotry in our culture, both the overt and the passively tolerated? Most importantly, what can we do to counteract it? Read More…

Geena Davis Set to Executive Produce New Documentary Exploring Unconcious Gender Bias and Misrepresentation of Women in Hollywood

Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis and CreativeChaos vmg announced a partnership to produce a new untitled feature documentary on gender disparity in Hollywood.  Set to direct the film is Tom Donahue, director of the Emmy-nominated HBO feature documentary ‘Casting By,’ which followed the evolution of casting in the film and television industries and raised awareness for the contributions of the casting director.  

Smart Snacks with Geena Davis

Last month, we had the pleasure of attending the Bentonville Film Festival, which champions women and diverse voices in media. […]

At Cannes, The Year of the Women

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited at this year’s Cannes Film Festival some twenty five years after “Thelma & Louise” […]

Interview Magazine: Geena Davis

Twenty-five years after Thelma and Louise roared off in their 1966 Ford Thunderbird, the conversation around women’s agency in Hollywood […]

Female characters in film and TV motivate women to be more ambitious, more successful, and have even given them the courage to break out of abusive relationships

As the Oscars and Hollywood continues to draw criticism for the lack of equal representation of gender and diversity, ground-breaking global research by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and J. Walter Thompson Company shows that female role models in film and TV are hugely influential in driving women to improve their lives. The research by the Institute and JWT finds that 90% of women globally feel that female role models in film or TV are important, 61% said female role models in film and TV have been influential in their lives and 58% said that women have been inspired to be more ambitious or assertive.

YouTube Funds Women Video Creators, Teams With U.N. and Geena Davis

YouTube, touting itself as a platform that empowers women across the globe, has launched a new initiative to fund and promote content from female creators. The Google-owned video giant program has financed more than 50 videos spotlighting women’s perspectives, shot at YouTube Spaces studios around the world. YouTube also struck a yearlong partnership with the United Nations, which has enlisted seven top YouTube female creators as “change ambassadors” to create videos promoting tolerance and gender equality. In addition, YouTube has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the thesp’s nonprofit org whose mission is to improve gender depictions on-screen and create opportunities for women behind the camera. The group provided consulting to creators as part of YouTube Spaces program.

Geena Davis speaks about diversity

Following the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in the nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, the 60-year-old actress has […]

Mumbai Diary: Monday Dossier

It has been announced that Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis’ The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media will partner […]

Academy Award® Winning Actor Geena Davis and Arc Entertainment Launch Bentonville Film Festival with Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola

Academy Award® winning actor Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment today announced the launch of the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), a one-of-a-kind inaugural event designed to champion women and diversity in film. The Festival, which will take place from May 5 – 9 in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be the first and only film competition in the world to offer guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners.

Geena Davis: Taking a Stand

Is it a coincidence that the percentage of women in board seats continues to hover at 16 percent? Or that, […]

Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films, launched today, reveals deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry. The study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD) and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. The investigation analyses popular films across the most profitable countries and territories internationally.

MAKERS Video Featuring Geena Davis

Geena Davis has made a career of supporting groundbreaking female characters. She spoke to MAKERS about feminism, parenthood, and making it in Hollywood.