Jennifer Siebel Newsom

 

Jennifer Siebel Newsom – First Partner

After graduating with honors from Stanford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Jennifer worked in Africa and Latin America, helping women entrepreneurs create their own socially and environmentally responsible businesses. She then moved to Hollywood to pursue acting and producing.

Dismayed by the way women were represented both in front of and behind the camera, Jennifer decided to rewrite this story and wrote, directed, and produced the award-winning documentary film “Miss Representation.” Released in 2011, the film exposes how the misrepresentation of women in the media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls. In response to the film’s powerful impact, Jennifer launched The Representation Project.

Jennifer’s second film, “The Mask You Live In,” made its world premiere in 2015 and explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large. She is currently wrapping up her third film, “The Great American Lie.”

Jennifer was proudly appointed to be a member of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and also serves on the advisory boards for The Imagine Bus Project, The Common Sense Media Gender Initiative, and Emerge America. She and her husband Governor Gavin Newsom are the proud parents to their four young children and greatest achievements – Montana, Hunter, Brooklynn, and Dutch.

Equal Pay CA: Let’s Close the Gap

Every year, women in California lose 78.6 billion dollars to the pay gap. In 2016, California passed the strongest equal pay laws in the country – but passing a law is only the first step.

That’s why the Office of the First Partner, The CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and TIME’S UP have joined forces to spread the word to both employers and employees about how to close the pay gap.

Now it’s your turn – join us:

When you sign the pledge, your company commits to conduct an annual company-wide gender pay analysis; review hiring and promotion processes to reduce bias and barriers; and identify and promote other best practices that will close the pay gap. 

The following companies have signed our equal pay pledge:

AirBnB Apple AT&T Autodesk Box
Branch Metrics Cisco Drift First Capitol Gap Inc.
Gust Ike Robotics Intel Lending Club Maxim Integrated
Medallia Inc. Metromile Ripple Foods Salesforce Shutterfly
Simplecast Social Glass Square SunRun Inc. Sunshine Sachs
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