Amy Emmerich

Amy Emmerich is a visionary media executive with a track record of Emmy-winning original content across multiple platforms. She is currently the CEO of the Miss Universe Organization. Her vision is to create a positive future forged by women and elevate the conversation around the social good this organization brings to the world. She was most recently the Global President & Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She crafted a powerful vision for the brand; then diversified it across multiple new business lines resulting in a successful acquisition for the company by Vice Media. Over her more than 25-year career, she’s been a champion for underrepresented voices, including spearheading Refinery29’s Shatterbox short-film series for women filmmakers. She has experience developing content and programming for brands including HBO, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, short film and emerging social media.

Emmerich has been a featured speaker at a variety of conferences and recognized with numerous awards, including three Emmy wins during her tenure at MTV, 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award Recipient, 2016 & 2017 Variety Power of Women NY, Campaign’s 2019 40 over 40 and Variety’s one of 12 Digital Innovators to Watch in 2020. She is currently spending time caring for her 2 young children, Emzy & Flash. Emmerich is also currently advising and consulting on a new startup in August, which is re-imagining the period experience to be powerful, inclusive and dignified.