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Jenni Wolfson


Chief Executive Officer, Chicken & Egg Pictures

Jenni Wolfson, CEO at Chicken & Egg Pictures, is a leader in the art of driving social change through narrative storytelling. Since becoming the organization’s first CEO in 2013, Jenni has grown Chicken & Egg’s annual grantmaking from $450K to $2 million and cultivated multiple partnerships, including the MacArthur Foundation, Netflix, and LunaBar. She has also increased the community of supported women and gender-expansive filmmakers from 185 to 500+, including filmmakers who have won the industry’s highest honors, such as Peabody, Emmy, and Academy Awards. Under Jenni’s leadership, the organization has also garnered significant awards for its impact.

Previously, Jenni spent seven years as Managing Director at WITNESS, the international human rights video advocacy organization founded by musician Peter Gabriel. She began her career as a human rights activist, holding roles at UNICEF and the United Nations, including long-term missions on the ground in Haiti and Rwanda. She wrote and performed a solo play, RASH, about these experiences.

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA, Jenni holds an MA in Human Rights and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strathclyde. She grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, and lives in New York City.