Announcing two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jane Fonda as a keynote speaker at ASU+GSV 2023.
Jane Fonda's effervescent and remarkable career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of work that includes over 50 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women's rights, Indigenous peoples, and the environment.
The film icon is the recipient of numerous influential accolades. In addition to her two Academy Awards, she is also a seven-time Golden Globe® winner and was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2021, Stanley Kubrick Excellence in Film Award as part of BAFTA’s Britannia Awards in 2019, AFI Life Achievement Award winner in 2014, and Honorary Palme d’Or honoree in 2007.
A passionate political activist, Jane continues to lead the charge on Fire Drill Fridays, the national movement to protest government inaction on climate change she started in October 2019 in partnership with Greenpeace USA. In 2022 she launched the Jane Fonda Climate PAC, which focuses on defeating political allies of the fossil fuel industry.
Her latest book, “What Can I Do? My Path From Climate Despair To Action,” details her personal journey with the movement and provides solutions for communities to combat the climate crisis. Jane also notably celebrated her 80th birthday by raising $1 million for each of her nonprofits, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and The Women’s Media Center.
Jane most recently starred in the seventh and final season of Grace & Frankie, which is Netflix’s longest-running original series. 2023 marks a triumphant return to the big screen, with three films being released. First, she will have the highly anticipated 80 For Brady opposite Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno released by Paramount Pictures on February 3. This will be followed by Paul Weitz’s Moving On for Roadside Attractions, in which Fonda stars opposite Tomlin out on March 17. Finally, she will be reunited with Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen for Focus Features’ Book Club 2, which is slated to be released on May 10.
We are honored to welcome Jane Fonda to San Diego this April for the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit!