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Congrats to Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media for the Governors Award at this year’s Emmys!

Well deserved! Congrats to Geena Davis & team!

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Exciting news! The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media will receive the Governors Award at this year’s Emmys!

The award bestowed by the @televisionacad honors an individual, company or organization that has made a profound, transformational and long-lasting contribution to the arts and/or science of television.

We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to systemically drive diversity, equity and inclusion onscreen.

Geena Davis, our founder and chair, reacted to Monday's announcement by saying: “We are incredibly honored to receive this award from the Board of Governors in recognition of our work. We know that in many sectors of our society true gender equality may take many years to achieve, but there’s one space where parity can be reached virtually overnight: on screen.”

“Seeing oneself reflected in popular culture is enormously powerful,’” said Madeline Di Nonno, president and CEO of the Institute. "As we say, ‘If they can see it, they can be it.’”

The Geena Davis Institute will receive the award during the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC this Sept. 12.

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