Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Founder & CEO
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, speaker, former actress, advocate for women, girls, and their families, and a mother of young children. Newsom wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 Sundance documentary Miss Representation, which explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. In response to the film, Newsom launched MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action campaign and media organization established to shift people’s consciousness, inspire individual and community action and ultimately transform culture so everyone, regardless of gender, age or circumstance can fulfill their potential. Newsom is also an executive producer of the Academy Award nominated documentary The Invisible War, which exposes the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. Newsom received both her B.A. and M.B.A. from Stanford University. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and their young children.
Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jensiebelnewsom and on Facebook.
Chief Financial Officer
Ariane holds a BA in Russian Language and Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Dominican University. Prior to working for MissRepresentation.org, Ariane spent twenty years in the non-profit sector, primarily in finance and HR, in organizations small and large, local, national and international in focus. Ariane also brings experience in IT and facilities, and skills gained in managing a for-profit small business. Beyond the numbers, Ariane is passionate about fairness, equality and freedom of expression.
Development and Partnerships Director
Amy holds both a BA in History from University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to joining the MissRepresentation.org team, Amy spent seven years with the Women’s Funding Network, a global association of women’s foundations investing in women-led solutions. She currently serves on the board of World Action for Humanity, a non-profit dedicated to raising resources and awareness for grassroots projects in East Africa.
Jessica received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her BA in Anthropology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Georgetown University. She has diverse cross-sector experience in social change, marketing and program management. Jessica began her career supporting social entrepreneurs and young leaders at Ashoka and New Sector Alliance. Prior to joining MissRepresentation.org, she served as a marketing consultant to brands with a social and environmental mission. She is passionate about changing systems to allow each individual—especially girls—to reach their full potential.
Social Media & Communications Director
Imran holds a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining MissRepresentation.org he helped organize youth and community service programs in the Bay Area. His passions include feminism, screenwriting and watching lots of movies.
Follow Imran on Twitter @imransiddiquee
Research & Education Programs Manager
Dani holds a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Change from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Before joining the MissRepresentation.org team Dani spearheaded the planning and development of a nationally recognized College Access program at Sonoma State University – which provides educational guidance and financial support to low-income first-generation college-bound students. In addition, Dani has worked as a social worker, family counselor and academic advisor with at-risk youth through the San Francisco Unified School District and the City of Oakland.
Co-Producer, The Mask You Live In
Jessica has a broad production background spanning live action, animation, and visual effects. With over 15 years experience working in New York, Seattle and San Francisco, she has produced award winning content for studios such as Protozoa, Wild Brain, Teak Digital, Special Agent Productions, and Claypoint Productions. Jessica also has a strong background in the non-profit sector where she managed the International Children’s Digital Library, a groundbreaking project of the Internet Archive. Most recently, she managed the San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse program, a filmmaker residency program with a strong professional development component. Jessica studied literature and film at Boston University and the University of Oregon.