Newsom is the writer, director, and producer of the 2011 Sundance
documentary film Miss Representation, which explores how the media's
inaccurate portrayals of women have led to the under-representation of
women in positions of power and influence. Miss Representation made its
national broadcast debut on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network on October
Coinciding with the distribution of her film, Newsom launched
MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action movement that provides women
and girls the tools to realize their full potential. Newsom serves as
the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MissRepresentation.org.
Newsom is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girls Club
Entertainment, LLC, a film production company established to develop
independent films focused primarily on women that educate, activate, and
transform culture. Newsom is an Executive Producer of the 2012 Sundance
Award-winning documentary The Invisible War, which exposes the epidemic
of rape in the U.S. military. She is currently in pre-production on her
next documentary film series, The Mask You Live In.
As an actress, Newsom appeared in numerous films and television shows
including In the Valley of Elah, Something’s Gotta Give, Rent, NBC's
Life, Mad Men, The Nanny Express, Trauma, and Numb3rs.
Prior, Newsom worked on assignments in Africa, Latin America, and
Europe for Conservation International, a global environmental
organization, where her primary focus was providing micro-enterprise
opportunities to women.
Newsom is a nationally recognized speaker. She has spoken at
corporations, universities, non-profits, and conferences including
TEDxWomen, Google, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, AT&T, Fortune’s Most
Powerful Women Summit, Deutsche Bank's Second Annual Women in Asian
Business Conference, Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT,
Soroptimist International, the Professional BusinessWomen of California,
California Commission on the Status of Women, and Women’s Foundation of
Recently, Newsom joined “The League of Extraordinary Women” by Fast
Company, and was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Business”
by the San Francisco Business Times, and in 2011, one of “150 Fearless
Women Who Shake The World” by Newsweek Daily Beast. She has been
awarded the “Champion for Kids” by Common Sense Media. Newsom has also
been featured in O Magazine, NPR, ABC’s Top Line, MSNBC Live, The
Huffington Post, Forbes, The Daily Beast, The Chicago Tribune, Fox News,
Vogue, and SELF.
Newsom graduated with honors from both Stanford University and
Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Newsom also speaks Spanish.
For more information about Newsom, please visit: http://www.jennifersiebel.com
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