Geena Davis

Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Academy Award-winning Actor

One of Hollywood's most respected stars, Academy Award winner Geena Davis is known for her memorable portrayals of strong, quirky characters in such films as The Accidental TouristThelma and Louise, and A League of Their Own. She also broke new ground in her Golden Globe-winning role as the first female President of the United States in the hit TV show Commander in Chief. Following up her acting success, she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and its programming arm See Jane, which engages with film and television creators to increase the percentage of female characters and reduce gender stereotyping in the entertainment industry. Davis also chairs the California Commission on the Status of Women, and is a partner with UN Women in the effort to change the way media represents women and girls worldwide. She currently brings her advocacy to the global stage by serving as the UN's Special Envoy for Women and Girls in the field of technology.