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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
    Lifelong advocate for women and girls, known as a journalist, producer, television executive, program curator and advisor to foundations and media organizations on issues relating to women's leadership and empowerment. Advises foundations and corporations on women's leadership and empowerment, serving on the boards of Participant Media and the Skoll Foundation Fund. During her years as a producer and media executive, Pat Mitchell initiated, produced and hosted award winning programs, including the historically significant multi-hour documentary series, Women in War: New Voices from the Frontlines; Cold War and Century of Women, the history of women in America. She was also the first woman to host and produce a national program focused on the stories of women- Woman to Woman. As the first woman president and chief executive of PBS, Mitchell led the public broadcasting service through the digital transition of 349 public television stations, added significant new programs to the PBS schedule and founded the PBS Foundation. Following her tenure, Mitchell became the president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media in New York, an institution focused on documenting media's role in society. Ms. Mitchell serves as Chair of the Women's Media Center and is especially proud to have been recognized with their first annual Lifetime Achievement Award--The Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award now given annually to outstanding media professionals who have used their work to empower other women through media. Mitchell is also the Chair of the Sundance Institute board, a founding board member of VDAY, a movement to end violence against women, a member of the Acumen Fund board, the Council on Foreign Relations, and in 2016, was appointed by Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the Congressional Commission to establish the first American Museum of Women's History. She serves on the Civil Society Advisory Council for UNWOMEN.