Academy Award-Winning Actor Geena Davis Keynotes mPower Event at MBA Annual Convention

MBA Staff

September 11, 2018

Academy Award winning actor Geena Davis keynotes the mPower Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo in Washington, D.C.  

Geena DavisOne of Hollywood's most respected actors, she is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner famous for her roles in blockbuster hits Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own. She is also recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters--and reduce gender stereotyping--in media made for children age 11 and under.  

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. She is also co-founder and chair of the Bentonville Film Festival, whose mission is to champion women and diverse voices in all forms of media.  

Join us in Washington, D.C., for the opportunity to hear from this monumentally empowering woman. The event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.  

For more information about mPower--MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach--visit www.mba.org/mpower.  

For more information about the MBA Annual Convention & Expo, taking place Oct. 14-17 in Washington, D.C., click https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/event-mini-sites/annual-convention-and-expo.  

In addition, mPowering You, the Mortgage Bankers Association's Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance, takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., ahead of the MBA Annual Convention & Expo. mPowering You is an all-day event purposefully dedicated to just that by creating opportunities to expand your network, celebrate your wins and reach your potential.   

To register and for more information, click https://www.mba.org/store/events/conferences-and-meetings/mpowering-you-mbas-summit-for-women-in-real-estate-finance.   

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