Speaker Jeanell English



Jeanell English

Founder and CEO

Elizabeth, LLC.

Jeanell English is the founder and CEO of Elizabeth, an impact agency focused on establishing and operationalizing equity-centered goals in creative industries. Through its publishing arm and consulting services, Elizabeth amplifies the voices of women and other marginalized communities. English has spent more than a decade advancing DEAI initiatives within several organizations and in different countries around the world. She most recently served as executive vice president, impact and inclusion, for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where she held responsibility for the organization’s DEAI work, talent development programs and climate action initiatives.  

Jeanell received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations with a minor in Visual Studies from Cornell University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business.  She was named a ‘New Leader in Hollywood’ by Variety in 2022. 

Speaking on: Beyond the Backlash: Addressing the Retreat of DEI in the Entertainment Industry

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