Girlgaze Founder, Author and Activist
Amanda de Cadenet
Amanda de Cadenet is an entrepreneur, journalist, an author, a photographer and an activist, who advocates for equal rights by ensuring that diverse female identifying creatives are equally employed.
Amanda has had a lifelong career in media, starting at age 15 in the UK, where she became only one of two women who hosted their own TV show. For more than 25 years, Amanda has used her platform in the spotlight to advocate for female representation, an issue that she, herself, still continues to face and overcome.
Her own experience with gender bias inspired her to executive produce and host “The Conversation,” a groundbreaking interview series featuring female thought-leaders and innovators, such as Hillary Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga. Amanda also produced and hosted “Undone,” a live late night show focused on news and pop culture through the female point-of-view.
Amanda’s latest endeavor is the creation of Girlgaze, a global online community that aims to close the gender gap one job at a time by providing paid jobs for a network of female identifying creatives. Considered “one of the most influential feminists of our time,” Amanda frequently collaborates with the likes of #MeToo and the Times Up organization around initiatives focused on ending sexual violence towards women and ensuring all work places are safe.
Amanda is the author of “It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs and Bad Ass Women,” which is currently in television development at FX, and is the executive producer and host of “Now What,” a news show in production at Showtime.