California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed actress Geena Davis to a state commission set up to promote women’s equality.
Pending state-senate confirmation, the 54-year-old actress will join the Commission on the Status of Women, a non-partisan panel that advocates for such things as improved education and healthcare access for women and girls.
The Oscar-winning Davis, a Democrat, is founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media an is a partner in the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
The 17 commissioners on the panel– who serve four-year terms – each receive a $100 per diem.