Geena Davis

In 2004, Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to bring attention to the disproportionate number of male to female characters presented on children’s programming and to change female portrayals and gender stereotypes. She brought that message to Nashville recently, with two days spent promoting the goal of her institute, along with the work of Nashville Public Television (NPT) and its role in the ITVS and PBS Women and Girls Lead public television campaign, and the Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb University.