Some folks remember Geena Davis from “Thelma and Louise” driving “into” the Grand Canyon. Some might even remember her first appearance in the movies when she played the dishy nurse in “Tootsie.” But the film world was just one side of this multi-talented six-footer. In addition to winning an Oscar and Golden Globe, she’s the nation’s 13th ranked archer, a member of Mensa and an advocate for women and girls.
Yup, that dishy nurse who amazed Dustin Hoffman exercising in her lingerie has been “a passionate advocate for gender equality in the media.” In fact she established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Perhaps that’s why the Dallas Women’s Foundation luncheon Chair Katherine Wynne LaLonde arranged for Geena to headline the Wednesday, November 7, event at the Hilton Anatole.
If you haven’t gotten your tickets, better get a move on it. Yes, there are some individual tickets still available in the $350 range, but they’re going quickly.
Another powerful incentive for attendance is that the Power of The Purse Philanthropist Award will be presented to Joy S. Mankoff and the Powers of the Purse Wealth Advisor Award will go to Philip B. Cubeta.
Oh, and BTW — you don’t have to be a woman to attend the luncheon. You just have to like women.