How Jenise Ogle of Odyssey Impact® Is Helping To Make The Entertainment Industry More Diverse and Representative

An Interview With Edward Sylvan

Inclusion is worth fighting for! Establishing and maintaining an inclusive workplace is an ongoing task, but any improvement in inclusion will inevitably improve the work-life for all involved. For example, Odyssey Impact® began instituting Mental Health Mondays to help those struggling with their mental health during the pandemic. These days have been a wonderful benefit for all, which have now become a permanent fixture at Odyssey Impact®.

As a part of my series about leaders helping to make the entertainment industry more diverse and representative, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Jenise Ogle.

Jenise Ogle is a social impact professional, currently serving as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Impact at Odyssey Impact®, where she works closely with filmmakers, policymakers, and community organizations to raise awareness of pressing issues and drive social change. Prior to joining Odyssey Impact®, Jenise co-developed Save Our Moms, a Viacom campaign that encouraged 6 million people to take greater responsibility for maternal health, and co-led successful legislative campaigns to protect survivors of gender-based violence including changing the minimum age of marriage in New York from 14 to 17. She is the current Board President of the Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood, a nonprofit organization, which seeks to support Black maternal health through the promotion of healthcare advocacy and community support of birthing people.