Jenni Olson

Jenni Olson (she/her/TBD) is Senior Director of the Social Media Safety program at national LGBTQ media advocacy organization, GLAAD. A prominent voice in the field of social media platform accountability, Jenni leads GLAAD’s work advocating for solutions in numerous realms: online hate, harassment, and disinformation; polarizing algorithms; data privacy and more — working every day to hold tech companies accountable and to secure safe online spaces for LGBTQ people. GLAAD’s annual Social Media Safety Index (SMSI) report evaluates the major social media platforms on LGBTQ safety, privacy, and expression. Olson has worked in LGBTQ media and tech for decades and is best known as co-founder of PlanetOut.com, the first major LGBTQ community website, created by a small team of tech pioneers in 1996.