Global Conference 2016
CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Founder, EnCorps Teachers Program
Sherry Lansing is CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to cancer research, public education and encore career opportunities. Among its initiatives is the EnCorps Teachers Program, which retrains technology professionals as California math and science teachers. In addition, Lansing is a co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer. She also serves on the University of California Board of Regents and on the boards of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Carter Center, Encore.org, the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Lasker Foundation and the Pacific Council on International Policy. During nearly 30 years in the movie business, Lansing was involved in the production, marketing and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart" and "Titanic." In 1992 she was named chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. In 1980 she was appointed president of 20th Century Fox, becoming the first woman to head a major film studio.