Anastasia Somoza is an international disability rights advocate, speaker and consultant with the Shield Institute, an organization that enables people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full, meaningful lives.
Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs with the Population Reference Bureau, talks about unleashing women’s potential. She is Associate Vice President, International Programs, and Program Director, Gender.
Erin Schrode is 24 years old and running for Congress. She’s a citizen activist, community organizer, and vocal advocate for environmental action, social justice, public health, and responsible consumption.
Le Ly Hayslip is a Vietnamese-American author of two autobiographical bestsellers. Through her foundations, she has worked to rebuild cultural bridges between Vietnam and America following the Vietnam War.
Betty Friedan was considered by many as the “mother” of the second wave of modern feminism. She was a co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and its first president. Posted in honor of National Women’s Day 2016.
Dr. Bernice R. Sandler is a visionary and pioneer for gender equality in education. She is widely known as the “Godmother of Title IX”.
Eve Ensler is the author of The Vagina Monologues, and the creator of One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.
Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world’s most renowned human rights activists. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.
Ingrid Vanderveldt is a lifelong entrepreneur and the first ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell Inc. She is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020).
Katie Meyler is an inspirational speaker, performer, and spoken word poet. She is the 2012 winner of the Chase American Giving Awards.