Obaid-Chinoy is an internationally acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and activist, initially known for her film work highlighting women’s rights. She has gone on to win two Oscars, six Emmy awards for her films (three personally), and become the first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum. The Government of Pakistan has honoured her with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour in the country, and Canada has awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2020, Sharmeen co-directed the ‘Ms. Marvel’ series for Disney+, bringing a Muslim superhero to the big screen. In 2023 it was announced that she would direct one of three new Star Wars films, making her the first woman and person of colour to direct an episode.