Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem discuss The Women's Media Center, their non-profit media organization. They also speak about GreenStone Media, their recently launched for-profit radio venture.
The goal of The Women's Media Center is to assure that women are included as sources for and subjects of the media - and that women media professionals are afforded equal opportunities for employment and advancement. The site is a major online source for hyperlinks to women columnists and bloggers, as well as media organizations and resources.
GreenStone Media is the only national radio network owned by women, and it's designed to offer radio that is thought provoking, emotionally involving, believable and trustworthy.
GreenStone's talk radio network debuted in July 2006. Its mission is to meet the un-served need for innovative, topical, relevant and entertaining programming of particular interest to women.
Jane Fonda focuses the bulk of her time on activism and advocacy on environmental issues, human rights, and the empowerment of women and girls. In 1995, she founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP.) In 2000 she produced a film with the International Women's Health Coalition, entitled Generation 2000: Changing Girls' Realities.
She is a member of the Women & Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Grady Health System Board of Visitors, the Screen Actors Guild Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Native American Rights Fund, and she sits on the V-Counsel of V-Day: Until The Violence Stops. In 1994, Ms. Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. She established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory School of Medicine and has endowed a faculty chair in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Emory University School of Medicine.
Her work on stage and screen has earned Oscars (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home); an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker. As a film and television producer her credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker. In May 2005, she published her memoir, My Life So Far, which immediately went to #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list. At the same time, Monster-in-Law, her first film in 15 years, became the #1 film, making Ms. Fonda the first person to simultaneously have a #1 book and #1 movie.
Carol Jenkins, a writer and producer, is an Emmy award winning former television anchor and correspondent, and Founding Chair of the Board of Greenstone Media, the talk radio network for women.
Ms. Jenkins is the author, with her daughter Elizabeth Gardner Hines, of Black Titan, A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire. It was selected by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as one of the best non-fiction books of 2004. She is an executive producer of the PBS documentary, What I Want My Words To Do To You, which won The Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003.
Ms. Jenkins enjoyed a 30 year, award-winning tenure with several New York City news departments, including 23 years at WNBC-TV, where she co-anchored the pivotal 6 p.m. newscast. She was most identified with her reporting of national political stories, including from the floor of Democratic and Republican national conventions that yielded Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. She hosted her own daily talk show, Carol Jenkins Live, on WNYW-TV.
Ms. Jenkins, who is working on her second book, about the several generations of journalists in her family, has written articles for More, Ms, and Opportunity Journal and the essay, Standing By: Women in Broadcast Journalism appeared in Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium. She has served on the boards of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Feminist Press, among others.
Carol Jenkins has been honored by the Association of Black Journalists/New York Chapter with Lifetime Achievement and International Reporting Awards, UPI, The Feminist Press, The Daily News with its Front Page Award, YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, Save the Children, Single Parents' Association, United Negro College Fund, Hale House, National Mothers Day Committee as Mother of the Year, the Police Athletic League as Woman of the Year, Abbot House as Humanitarian of the Year, and as Distinguished Alumna of New York University, among many others. She holds honorary doctorates from The College of New Rochelle and Marymount Manhattan College.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs is co-founder and President of the Board of College Track, an after-school program providing comprehensive support to high school students who have the desire but lack the resources to attain higher education.
College Track provides daily academic support, leadership training, community service , internship opportunities and extracurricular involvement. Since its inception in 1997, the organization has served over 350 students in East Palo Alto and Oakland. All College Track graduates have been accepted to college.
Currently, her board affiliations include: Board of Directors: Global Fund for Women; KQED (PBS); EdVoice; New America Foundation; Stanford Schools Corporation; and Advisory Board, Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Powell holds a B.A. and a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford.
Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and lecturer. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe. She was an editor of The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History. Steinem co-founded New York Magazine and Ms. Magazine where continues to serve as a consulting editor. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers here and in other countries, and is also a frequent guest commentator on radio and television.
She helped to found the Women's Action Alliance, the National Women's Political Caucus, and Choice USA. She was the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women and helped create Take Our Daughters to Work Day. She has served on the board of trustees of Smith College, and was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a comparative study of racial patterns in the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil. She has also co-produced a documentary on child abuse for HBO, and a feature film for Lifetime..
Ms. Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, National Magazine awards, an Emmy Citation for excellence in television writing, the Women's Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, and most recently, the University of Missouri School of Journalism Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism.
Other recognitions include the first Doctorate of Human Justice awarded by Simmons College, the Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the National Gay Rights Advocates Award, the Liberty award of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Ceres Medal from the United Nations, and a number of honorary degrees. Parenting magazine selected her for its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 for her work in promoting girls' self-esteem, and Biography magazine listed her as one of the 25 most influential women in America. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. She has been the subject of Lifetime and ABC biographical television documentaries, and The Education of a Woman, a biography by Carolyn Heilbrun.
She is currently at work on Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered, a book about her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer; and with the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College on a project to document the grassroots origins of the U.S. women's movement.