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Geena Davis talks to GU students about women in media

Last week, Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis was in Washington to talk to students at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business about her research initiative to help bring attention to the need for gender balance in media. The Academy Award-winning Davis, who prefers to be called an actor rather than an actress, started the nonprofit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004 and since then has been dedicated to educating and engaging people about gender inequality in the media industry.

Geena Davis has portrayed some of Hollywood’s most iconic roles in films such as Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own and 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.

Watch her Georgetown University video here.