Geena Davis

Gender Equality Advocate & Award-Winning Actor

If they see it, they can be it.

Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis is probably best known for her roles in “Thelma & Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” but she’s also been a passionate advocate for women and pay equity.

She’s Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentage of female characters – and reduce gender stereotyping and bias – in media made for children 11 and under. Geena has also been appointed Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT for the UN’s International Telecommunication Union and is an official partner of UN Women.

In her celebrated film career, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the offbeat dog trainer Muriel Pritchett in Lawrence Kasdan’s “The Accidental Tourist.” She also earned nominations for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Ridley Scott’s “Thelma & Louise” and a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of baseball phenomenon Dottie Hinson in “A League of Their Own.“

At WorkHuman, she joins What’s Next? Uprooting the Institutions that Led to #MeToo and #TimesUp, a follow-up discussion to last year’s historic #MeToo panel with other leaders in this movement on making workplaces across all industries safe and equal.

Hear her thoughts on womens’ rights, pay equity, creating roles with value for females in entertainment, and eliminating unconscious bias.

 

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