In the fall of 2013, Mount St. Mary’s College and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media established a long-term strategic alliance that creates new research, educational and advocacy programs under Mount St. Mary's College.
The partnership brings together the only women's college in Los Angeles with the research institute leading the way to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in film, television and other media.
Founded in 2004 by Academy Award©-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under. The Institute has amassed the largest body of research on gender prevalence in entertainment spanning 20 years.
As a college for women of the 21st century, Mount St. Mary’s has an inherent interest the forces that shape women’s lives. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount St. Mary’s College enables the Mount’s students to contribute to the Institute's work, and to help affect change.
To learn about the full spectrum of the Institute's work, visit www.seejane.org.