October 5-20, 2011
Portland State University
University of Denver
Bay Area, CA
Innovation Forum: Technology Leaders Empowering Women
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New York City, NY
The Paley Center for Media
US Department of State
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7:30 - 9:00 am EDT
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World Pulse LIVE 2011
JOIN US in welcoming World Pulse’s award-winning Voices of Our Future citizen journalists as they inspire audiences across the nation.
This October, three amazing women representing the energy and optimism of the World Pulse community will come to the US for the first time to lift their voices. These grassroots leaders will reveal how they are using the power of new media and technology to change lives and create solutions on the frontlines of today’s most pressing issues.
We invite you to come together for an unforgettable experience and celebrate the rising movement of women transforming our world.
MEET the Voices of Our Future Awardees
Due to unforeseen challenges, Shekina is not able to join World Pulse LIVE.
ABOUT the Voices of Our Future Awardees
Seven thousand feet above sea level in the cloud forests of Colombia, Martha Llano is raising her voice for local communities and fragile ecosystems. In a country terrorized by the drug war, where avoiding land mines and witnessing violence against women is a daily occurrence, she is bravely standing up for the land she loves.
Expertise: environmental protection/sustainable development, indigenous and ethnic people’s displacement; violence against women, peace building in Colombia, forgiveness through writing
Winning a historic tribal ruling in her village allowing women to own land was just the beginning for Beatrice Achieng. A youth leader for her community of over 700,000, Beatrice advances solutions for grassroots development, supports education for local girls, and pioneers the use of information and communication technologies to combat Uganda's HIV/AIDS crisis.
Expertise: HIV/AIDS, girls' education, youth empowerment, information and communication technologies for development
At 10 years old, she was told she would never amount to anything more than a prostitute. Now the only literate person in an extended family of 35—Sarvina has overcome poverty to become a leader in her community and a champion of girls' education and ending sex trafficking.
Expertise: education, girls’ empowerment, sex trafficking
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Hosts and in-kind partners:
Nan Crawford, Speaking Coach | The Paley Center for Media | BIONEERS | Institute for Women's Leadership | Mercy Corps Action Center | Portland State University's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Black Studies Department | Krystee Sidwell, LMT | Stanford Social Innovation Review | U.S. Department of State | Women Thrive Worldwide | University of Denver | Pax World Investments | Pambiche