2017 Women at the Center Honorees

Congratulations to Judy Jorgensen and Jennifer Siebel Newsom!

The JLSF Sustainer Council and the Women at the Center Honoree Selection Committee are thrilled to announce our 2017 honorees – Judy Jorgensen and Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

These extraordinary women were selected as they are both truly visionaries who have given generously of their time, energy and resources in an effort to further philanthropic causes and improve our community.  Their lifelong commitment to voluntarism, community leadership and vision are inspirations to others. Learn more about these accomplished women.

About our Honorees


An active community volunteer leader, Judy is a former Junior League of San Francisco, Inc. president (2004-2005) who has served on numerous non-profit boards including the San Francisco Symphony, the Arthritis Foundation Northern California chapter, Association of Junior Leagues International, Prevent Child Abuse California and the International Museum of Women, as well as on the boards of the Junior Leagues of New York City and San Jose.

She has chaired fundraising events ranging from fashion shows to an arthritis walk to gala dinners. A veteran public relations professional, Judy has worked for major magazine publishers, a national trade association, the world’s largest independent public relations firm, and a worldwide cosmetics company.  She lives in San Jose with her husband Greg, a software technology executive, and their two Labrador Retrievers.



Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, CEO, advocate, and thought leader. After graduating with honors from Stanford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentaryMiss Representation. As a result of Miss Representation’s powerful impact, she launched The Representation Project, a nonprofit organization that uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation. Her second film as a director, The Mask You Live In, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and explores how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large. She also executive produced the Emmy Award-Winning and Academy Award-Nominated documentary The Invisible War, and is an executive producer on the Emmy Award winning documentary The Hunting Ground. She is currently in production on her third film, The Great American Lie. She has also served as a Global Advisory Board member of the Dove Self Esteem Project, a co-chair of We Day California, and a commissioner on the Girl Scouts’ Healthy Media Commission, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Imagine Kids Bus Project. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and their four young children.