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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (408) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: k***@***.com
Lesbian Ventures
P.O. Box 64
New Almaden , California 95042
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
93 Total References
Web References : Connecting lesbians worldwide | The team, 17 May 2015 [cached]
Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer email Kathy
A consummate business woman and visionary lesbian entrepreneur, Kathy Wolfe is best known as the founder and CEO of Wolfe, a company she established in 1985 to serve the needs of lesbian and gay audiences looking for films that spoke to their own lives. Wolfe has grown to include Wolfe Video, Wolfe Releasing and and Kathy continues to pursue her vision of serving audiences across the globe.
As CEO of Kathy continues her commitment to empowering the lesbian community and creating the best possible online experience for lesbians everywhere.
Kathy has been honored for her work by many organizations over the years. She was recognized by the National Organization for Women as a recipient of its "Excellence in Media Award," by Forbes Magazine as an "Up and Comer," and by The Advocate as a "Hollywood Star Player. Additional honors include: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival with the "Frameline Award," the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance's "Barbara Gittings Award" and the National Center for Lesbian Rights "Community Partner Award. In her spare time, Kathy is an avid restorer of historic buildings, an adventurous traveler and a collector of vintage travel trailers. » NEWS [cached]
8 | Jun,StartOut Members Kathy Wolfe & Maria Lynn Launch New Venture:
Community Board for Lesbian, Gay and Queer community postings | Lesbian and queer events, dating and resources |, 26 July 2010 [cached]
Wolfe Acquires Four LGBT Titles
"We are exceedingly proud to be acquiring such diverse and high quality films," said Wolfe Releasing Founder and CEO Kathy Wolfe.
Wolfe and Red Flag Releasing will collaborate to release 8. Red Flag has scheduled a June theatrical release; while Wolfe will bring the title to DVD in July.
Elena Undone will debut at the San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival this June; after that, Wolfe will be trafficking it to film festivals worldwide.
My Normal tells the story of Natalie, a lesbian from New York's Lower East Side, who dreams of becoming a filmmaker, but who works as a popular dominatrix. When her big break finally comes, Natalie finds, to her surprise, that realizing a dream doesn't bring the fulfillment she expected. Instead, she devises a way to use her unique talents to get exactly what she wants.
Wolfe will be taking The Four Faced Liar to US and Canadian festivals throughout the year.
"As Wolfe celebrates its 25th year distributing gay and lesbian movies, we are delighted that such quality lesbian and gay films are being made, and we are proud to distribute them," said Kathy Wolfe, Founder & CEO of Wolfe Releasing and
Since 1985, Wolfe has represented both studios and independent producers.
Wolfe Management - Wolfe Releasing, 21 May 2015 [cached]
Our Founder: Kathy Wolfe
Kathy Wolfe
As CEO of Wolfe, Kathy Wolfe is a forerunner in video marketing and distribution. Wolfe's prior experience includes 14 years of Production and 18 years as the Co-Founder of Arrow Graphics, a national advertising company with 13 offices in 5 states. Kathy Wolfe is an experienced businesswoman with strengths in negotiating, budgeting, goal setting and human resources. Wolfe's education includes a Master's Degree in Art, and she is a skilled artist in marketing, graphic arts and video production. Read more about our founder.
Linda Voutour is Wolfe's Executive Vice President and a veteran of Wolfe since 1995. » StartOut Members Kathy Wolfe & Maria Lynn Launch New Venture:, 1 June 2012 [cached]
StartOut Members Kathy Wolfe & Maria Lynn Launch New Venture:
Kathy Wolfe imagined the possibilities, but then Wolfe knows how to make things happen for lesbians. In 1985, she founded Wolfe Video-initially a video outlet for films by, for and about lesbians and now the world's largest purveyor of LGBT films.
According to Wolfe, Beckwith had concerns about what would happen to the site in the future.
"Sue wanted to be sure it stayed lesbian and for lesbians for generations to come," Wolfe explained.
Wolfe added that initially Beckwith had wanted to remain a partner in the venture, to have some control over it, but Wolfe wanted to be able to direct the project herself.
So Wolfe waited.
Terms of their agreement disallow Wolfe from saying how the plan came to fruition or exactly how much was spent to purchase the domain, but Wolfe did tell Curve that the amount was in the six figures."We didn't have that money in our pockets, you know," she explains with a small laugh, but noted that the three co-founders of the new site have a host of supporters who believe in the promise of the project.
"What we want to do," Wolfe says, "is empower lesbians by bringing them together. We want to find a way to have everyone have a place at the table. Wolfe notes that she wants to coalesce lesbian businesses under one umbrella. "Lesbians can be very competitive," she noted. "But we don't want to take anything away from anyone-we want to build it. We can support the many smaller blog and media sites by making it possible for them to connect to our over 200,0000 visitors each month."
Wolfe asserts that she and her partners want to "Make everyone stronger, bigger, better. We're only limited by our ability to do it. Part of doing it means finding out what women want from such a site. Wolfe was adamant that she wants lesbians to create the site that they want. "Let's talk lesbian health issues," she says.
Wolfe would like to see as a hub that links lesbians together on myriad levels. She mentions the vast array of small blogs available that could be under the umbrella as well as creating an events calendar, entertainment links, resources for lesbians. The possibilities truly are limitless.
To that end, has posted an in-depth survey asking lesbians what they want. For example, Curve asked Wolfe how she would make the site global and she said, "Access. Adding, "I'd like to see people waiting for a bus in South Africa and streaming [a Wolfe video] on their phone while they wait," she said. Wolfe noted that in anticipation of the global nature of the project, Wolfe videos were being subtitled and translated into other languages.
"We don't want anyone left out," she asserts. Wolfe noted that most online sites are run and operated by men, and as a consequence don't really value women or focus on their interests and needs.
In addition, Wolfe explains that the technological advances of the past three decades while she's been building her global video business make it easy to access an audience and for that audience to access what she and her partners have to offer. And could offer almost anything. "Of course with the changes in technology it makes everything different," she says. "There are technological tools that you can use. You don't have to write software for everything you do-there are things already in place that you can tap into."
Wolfe has already experienced that in the course of building Wolfe video. As she notes, the expansion of queers into the mainstream has meant a much larger out audience and also a politicization of issues in the mainstream as well as online, whether it's discrimination or bullying. "As activists, we have spent the past 20 years working to make lesbians visible in the mainstream. Coming out, same-sex marriage, anti-bullying, discrimination and you name it," Wolfe asserts, "we have worked to be less marginalized and victimized as a community."
She adds that her experiences with Wolfe Video make her uniquely suited to expanding
But Wolfe feels strongly that will draw advertisers as it draws hits to the site. The site already has the support of two businesses, Kimpton Hotels and Orbitz, but Wolfe believes that there will be easy expansion based on the 200,000 people Wolfe says are already visiting the site. She is certain that lesbian-owned and operated businesses will want to be involved, as well, because the potential market is huge. "The vision we have is that we are going to stay in the hands of lesbians, be a resource for lesbians, continue to grow and thrive," she says. "We're a hub, and that's just going to expand and expand. We want to pull in anyone who wants to be there. Wolfe urges lesbians to go to, fill out the survey and become participants in the process of building that hub that has the potential to link lesbians all across the planet.
Wolfe's enthusiasm for the project is palpable. "It's incredibly exciting what we are doing this," she said.
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