Sue Obeidi has been encouraging content creators to break stereotypes and rethink portrayals of the Islamic community and Muslim characters in entertainment content. In the face of world events, the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hollywood Bureau is committed to improving the quality and number of authentic and inclusive representations in media, so audiences see this community as vital contributors to culture worldwide.
She is a vibrant, fresh, and persuasive voice who is producing results. In this Advancing Diversity podcast episode with E.B. Moss, head of content strategy for MediaVillage, Obeidi fully explains the case for why the entertainment industry is more influential than the government in impacting societal and cultural change. And that explains why, in 2017, Obeidi was one of 60 change-makers named to Variety's Inclusion Impact Report and why in January 2020, along with her friend Tim McNeal, she and six others will be inducted in the MediaVillage Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors.