Amanda de Cadenet - entrepreneur, jounalist, author, photographer, and activist.
I live in LA with my kids and my hubby and continually try to make media that challenges perceptions of women. In 2016, I aired my #DreamInterview with Secretary Clinton on Lifetime and www.theconversation.tv and I launched my company #Girlgaze, a foundation and digital media company dedicated to highlighting and funding female Gen Z photographers and directors.
As of 2016, de Cadenet can also add entrepreneur and CEO to her resume. Girlgaze is her platform connecting young female-identifying and non-binary photographers, artists, influencers, and producers with paying jobs with brands like Dove, Shinola, Nike, and Warby Parker.
What began as a hashtag has evolved to a roster of nearly 200,000 artists across the globe and over $2 million in paid income. Recently, she introduced the Girlgaze Network, a database that will allow employers to search for talent. There’s a catch — all of the identifying details are stripped away and creators are judged purely based on their work, in the hopes of eliminating as much unconscious bias in the hiring process as possible.