Geena Davis to deliver keynote at PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh

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Geena Davis to deliver keynote at PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh

Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will deliver the keynote at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019.

Convening Leaders takes place 6-9 January at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

An advocate for women and expert on gender in the media, Davis joins a growing list of thought leaders and entertainers speaking at PCMA’s annual convention.

Also on the roster are tennis legend Billie Jean King, marketing guru Seth Godin, diversity expert Steve Pemberton and millennial entrepreneur Nadya Okamoto.

More than 100 speakers will address a wide range of topics at the convention, from design thinking and audience engagement to diversity and social impact. Women represent more than half of the 2019 Convening Leaders presenters.

“We are thrilled to count Geena Davis among the powerful influencers joining us at Convening Leaders,” said PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat. “We sought her because she is a champion for social change, and that is paramount to PCMA.”

Davis chairs of the Geena Davis Institute, a non-profit she founded to engage film and television creators to eliminate unconscious bias in media made for children. Her keynote will address how a career in film and television inspired her to create Geena Davis Institute.

In addition to her film career, Davis was appointed Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT for the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, and is an official partner of UN Women.

Davis was also a semi-finalist in the US Olympic Trials for archery at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries.

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