Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, actress, speaker, and advocate for women, girls, and their families. Newsom is the writer, director, and producer of the 2011 Sundance documentary film Miss Representation, which explores how the mediaʼs misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. Coinciding with the distribution of her film, Newsom launched MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action movement that gives women and girls the tools to realize their full potential. She currently serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
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 empowering women. Newsom is an Executive Producer of the 2012 Sundance Award-winning documentary The Invisible War and is currently in pre-production on her next documentary film.
As an actress, Newsom appeared in numerous films and television shows including In the Valley of Elah, Somethingʼs Gotta Give, Rent, Life, Mad Men, The Nanny Express, Trauma, and Numb3rs.
Newsom is a nationally recognized speaker. She has spoken at corporations, universities, non-profits,and conferences including TEDx Women, Google, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, AT&T, FortuneʼsMost Powerful Women Summit, Stanford University, Harvard University, MIT, Georgetown University,the Professional Business Women of California, YWCA Salt Lake City, California Commission on the Status of Women, Girl Ventures, and Womenʼs Foundation of California.
In 2011, Newsom was named a “Power Woman” by New York Moves Magazine and has also been featured in O Magazine, NPR, ABCʼs Top Line, MSNBC Live, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Daily Beast, Good Day LA, The Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Vogue, and SELF. In 2012 Newsweek and The Daily Beast named Jennifer amongst their “150 Fearless Women” in the world.
Newsom resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and their two young children.