Collaborating for Change: 2012 Award Recipients


(From left to right: Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Former OR Governor Barbara Roberts)

Vision 2020 is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of awards that recognize outstanding achievements by women leaders, which will be presented during our Third National Congress, Nov. 14-16, in Portland, OR. 

The Visionary Award recipient, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is the award-winning writer, director and producer of 2011 Sundance documentary Miss Representation and the 2012 documentary The Invisible War.

The Legacy Award recipient, Barbara Roberts, served as Governor of Oregon from 1991-1995 and was the first woman governor of the state.

The award recipients will be recognized at an evening event on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Portland, OR during Vision 2020’s Third Annual Congress.

Siebel Newsom created Miss Representation as part of a call-to-action campaign to educate, engage and empower women and girls and eradicate sexism in the media. Her documentary first aired nationally on Oprah’s network, OWN, in October, 2011, and continues to be shown in public forums around the country. Siebel's latest work The Invisible War, released in June 2012, discusses sexual abuse in the U.S military. 

Roberts was the first woman to serve as majority leader in the Oregon House of Representatives, won two terms as Oregon Secretary of State and served in local and county government in Portland. Roberts is also a Visionary Delegate for Vision 2020.