Elizabeth Kilpatrick

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Senior Vice President, Development & Operations,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Elizabeth Kilpatrick is the Senior Vice President of Development and Operations for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Founded by Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the organization works within the entertainment industry to eliminate unconscious bias, highlight gender balance, and challenge stereotypes.

Elizabeth and her colleagues at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media received the Governor’s Award from the Television Academy at the 2022 Emmy’s in recognition of their profound, transformational and long-lasting contribution to the arts and/or science of television. She is a Producer of the Emmy-nominated television show “Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove” and Executive Producer of the documentary currently in development, “Nothing Fits.”

Her speaking engagements and panels include: 2022 Bentonville Film Festival Panel, Fat in Front of the Camera; National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Conference, Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs; RespectAbility Summer Lab Program, Tracking Representation of Marginalized Populations; Facebook, Facebook Live: Women’s History Month Panel; The Media Insights and Engagement Conference, Mass Appeal: The Impact of Diversity in Media and Entertainment on the Bottom Line.

Elizabeth has twenty-five years of experience in fundraising, marketing, research, program management, and strategic planning with major universities and volunteer-driven, grassroots organizations. She has previously served in executive roles with Cure Autism Now (now Autism Speaks), Goodwill Industries of Southern California, the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, and the University of Southern California. Elizabeth is also a founding member of the administrative committee for the International Meeting for Autism Research , and a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter.