100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.


Jen Christensen has a lot of favorite stories from her twenty-plus years in journalism, but they all have a common thread: They´ve helped those who have been shortchanged by society see justice-whether the stories focused on families during Hurricane Katrina, women in Gaza or Afghanistan, or a young woman kicked out of her house after she came out. “A complete stranger who saw our report offered her a safe and permanent home,” Christensen says. That´s the impact her stories have. Christensen is the managing editor of CNN´s Health, Medical and Wellness Unit, and she has also worked as an investigative producer/documentarian in CNN´s Special Investigations Unit, where she won Peabody and DuPont awards as a producer for Christiane Amanpour´s God´s (Jewish) Warriors. She´s a longtime leader and the current president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association, which demonstrates her dedication to nurturing equality and integrity in America´s newsrooms. “Having a chance to really travel and see a different part of the world nearly every week, and getting the chance to meet and interview so many interesting people-from U.S. presidents to failed suicide bombers-it has been the chance of a lifetime,” Christensen says. But at the end of the day, she adds, “my hope [is] to be a real voice for the voiceless, to create community, and to ultimately help tell the stories of underserved communities.” -KL

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