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Geena Davis at Georgetown University Thursday to discuss women in movies

Academy Award winning actor and advocate, Geena Davis, will speak as part of Distinguished Leaders Series, September 15, 2011 at Georgetown University.

Geena Davis has portrayed some of Hollywood’s most iconic roles in films including Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Ownand broke ground with her portrayal of the country’s first female president on television’s Commander in Chief. Her choice of such roles underscores her personal commitment to advocate for gender balance and against gender stereotyping in Hollywood, a commitment which now extends to her career outside of acting as well.

Geena Davis will discuss the her role in front and behind the camera with her non-profit See Jane, which works to improve the portrayals of women and girls in the media and on reducing gender stereotyping as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She will be interviewed on stage by Norean Sharpe, undergraduate dean of the school.

The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students. The events are open to the public.

The event starts at 4:30 pm and is open to the public. For tickets, contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations at 202.687.4080 or

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business 37th & O Streets, NW Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink AuditoriumWashington, D.C.

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