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2014 Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, actress and advocate received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree and delivered the keynote address at Dominican's 2014 commencement ceremony.

Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” and San Francisco Business Times’ “Most Influential Women in Business.” She has been featured in media outlets such as ABC, NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, Elle, and Vogue, among others. Newsom has received awards including the “Champion for Kids Award” from Common Sense Media, the “Visionary Award” from Vision 2020, and the “Forever Green Award”from Girl Scouts of Northern California.

Newsom serves as a KQED board member, a Global Advisory Board member of the Dove Self Esteem Project, a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Women and Girls Lead Leadership Council, and a commissioner on the Girl Scouts’ Healthy MEdia Commission. Newsom resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and their three young children.

Media contact: Sarah Gardner, Office of Communications & Media Relations, 415.485.3239,

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