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Thursday, April 15, 2010

How To Build A ‘Fierce, Wild Unstoppable Movement And Community’

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Session Description

With an audacious mission, slim staff and $70 million raised to date, V-Day has built a powerful, global movement to end violence against women using an innovative empowerment philanthropy model. Working in 130 countries, V-Day is now launching an unprecedented collaborative initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the City of Joy. Whatever your venture, benefit from a candid nuts and bolts conversation with the founder, renowned author and playwright Eve Ensler. Draw critical lessons from the challenges and successes of this real-world case study in true collaborative impact.

When | Where

11:00 - 12:30 Thursday, April 15

Session leaders

  • Agnes Pareyio Speaker
    Project Coordinator, Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative
    Agnes Pareyio was born on 24th June 1956 in Narok district, Kenya. She attended primary school, proceeded to high school and later on worked as an untrained teacher. In 1984, she involved herself in women issues, with a passion of advocating for rights of women in Maasailand, leading her to found the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, a girls rescue centre in Narok. She was elected as a councillor for Upper Melili Ward and Vice-Chairperson to the Narok council in 2002, where she still serves.
  • Pat Mitchell Speaker
    Founder and President, Pat Mitchell Media
    Pat Mitchell is known for her leadership in the media industry as a CEO, producer and curator. Her career has focused on using media as a force for social change, with an emphasis on the representation of women’s stories. Ms. Mitchell is the former president of CNN Productions, where she executive produced programs that have received 35 Emmy Awards and five Peabody Awards. In 2000, she became the first woman president and CEO of PBS. Mitchell also served as president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media. In 2011, Ms. Mitchell partnered with TEDTalks to co-curate the TEDWomen global conference, which will be held this year New Orleans on November 1st – 3rd. Ms. Mitchell is especially proud to have been recognized by The Women’s Media Center with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually to other women for advancing women through media. She also advises foundations and corporations on women’s empowerment issues and leadership development as well as media relations and governance. She is the chair of the Jordan River Foundation US Board, the Women’s Media Center and the Sundance Institute boards, a founding board member of V-Day, a member of the board of the Acumen Fund, the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, Mitchell holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature. She has taught at the University of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.