Jill Goldman is a passionate activist and social entrepreneur and filmmaker. She is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved youth both locally and abroad. She has served on Obama´s National Finance Committee and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Presidents Advisory Committee of the Arts at the Kennedy Center. She currently serves on the boards of The Go Campaign, One Voice and A Place Called Home––organizations which empower youth through access to exceptional opportunities.
After living in Paris for many years and traveling the world, she moved to Los Angeles, where she now lives with her husband author and filmmaker Jon Reiss and their two teenage children.
Her encounter with orphans from Tanzania in 2006 motivated her to co-found the GO Campaign which partners with small grassroots organizations in the developing world to provide lifesaving solutions for basic human needs, including education, food, shelter, medical care and vocational training.
Jill´s recent work with the Manyata Jewelry and T-Shirt Collection is dedicated to creating lasting partnerships with artisans in Africa in order to make positive change through creating sustainable business models in the developing world.
Jill has just completed an experimental short documentary Genevieve : Girl before a Mirror and is working on a book about Global Activists and Ubunto.