Advisory Board
Craig Hatkoff
Craig Hatkoff, with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America. In 2010, Craig created the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Disruptor Foundation. Hatkoff is Chairman of Turtle Pond Publications LLC, a private education and media based company in New York. He serves on the Boards of Sesame Workshop, the Tribeca Film Institute, Richard Leakey's WildlifeDirect, The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Child Mind Institute, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
"Rad feminist director" (Jezebel), photographer, branding expert and social justice advocate, Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is known by the single name Indrani. At 18 she used her earnings as a model to co-found Shakti Empowerment Education. While at Princeton, her work was discovered by David Bowie, who commissioned her first album cover for "Heathen". Her films have won over 25 awards, including two Gold Lions at Cannes. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair and more. Known for her collaborative approach, she has worked with artists such as Beyonce, shooting her first solo album cover.
Joan Blades
Joan Blades is the co-founder of MoveOn.org and MomsRising.org. More recently, she co-founded LivingRoomConversations.org, an open source effort to rebuild respectful discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. She is a co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace, winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.
Beatrice Fihn
Beatrice Fihn is the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. She accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered the Nobel Peace Prize lecture. She has delivered keynote lectures on weapons law, humanitarian law, as well as the gender perspective on disarmament. Ms Fihn is also Executive Producer of the film "The Day the World Changed", the first-ever interactive virtual reality memorial experience to pay tribute to those affected by nuclear warfare. In 2017 she was listed as one of 50 innovators who have changed the global landscape by Bloomberg Media.
Jenna Lowenstein
Jenna Lowenstein is a Democratic strategist. She was Digital Director for Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign, where she raised $330 million online, and is Cory Booker's 2020 Deputy Campaign Manager. Jenna was Vice President of Digital EMILY's List, breaking online fundraising records during midterm elections. Prior to joining EMILY's List, Jenna was Deputy Digital Director at the Democratic National Committee, and as Deputy Digital Director for Terry McAuliffe's successful campaign for governor of Virginia. Her work has been highlighted in Rolling Stone, Mashable, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Elle, which said Hillary Clinton is "So Good at Twitter."
Shaharazad Abuel-Ealeh
Sherry runs global communications for 100 Million, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi's Children's Foundation. Previously she ran the Global Campaign for Education's communications, and oversaw the delivery of GCE's 'Education For All' campaign for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa. Previous to GCE, Sherry worked in the UK as Deputy Director for Research and Communications at a UK charity with a focus on supporting disadvantaged young people stay in education and realize their career aspirations.
May Miller Dawkins
May is a researcher, advocate, and strategist committed to revealing and addressing structural injustice. Previously, she coordinated the Oxfam International Youth Partnerships, established and led Oxfam Australia's Research team and co-convened the Equal at Love campaign for relationship equality in her native Australia. She has led mixed methods research across Asia and the Pacifi c Islands working with a range of universities and civil society organizations. She is a Research Associate of the Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Theory of Change.
Brie Rogers Lowery
Brie Rogers Lowery is Facebook's Head of Community Partnerships & Programs for Europe, a new team central to the Facebook mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Previously she launched the tech start-up and social enterprise Change.org in the UK in 2011, now the world's largest online petition platform with over 15 million UK users and 200 million worldwide, winning a campaign every hour. She was one of the BBC's "100 Women" of 2014, named one of the Top 35 Women Under 35 by Management Today, was WIRED Innovation Awards 2016 - Judge for Social Innovation, and was awarded Women of the Future for Technology & Digital in 2014.
Amil Husain
Amil Husain is a digital advertising veteran with a history of sparking conversations with award-winning campaigns for clients ranging from Google, Nike and Holiday Inn to the United Nations, Unicef, and The Gates Foundation. As Creative Director of Weber Shandwick, Amil led a team of art directors, designers, copywriters and producers, shaping the overall creative strategy and visual direction for the top clients of one of the world's leading public relations firms.
Blair Fitzgibbon
Blair is the President of Sound Speed PR, a Global Public Relations firm that focuses on social and political impact campaigns. He is a leading expert on impact-focused media outreach, campaign strategy, broadcast bookings and crisis communications. His efforts have generated hundreds of millions of equivalent media value for coverage of causes ranging from voting rights to sustainable development and climate change.
Patrick Chew
Patrick is a multilingual and polyglossic linguist, speaking over 75 languages in 50 different writing systems. His product-focused multi-cultural expertise is highly sought after in Silicon Valley, where he leads internationalization and localization efforts for companies seeking to access a global customer base, and platforms looking to offer their tools to anyone regardless of where they are. An experienced researcher and analyst, Patrick's knack for translation, interpreting, cultural liaisoning and brokering are breaking down boundaries every day.
Bec Wilson
Bec Wilson is the Vice President of North America for Change.org, the world's largest petition platform, where she oversees country operations in the United States and Canada, leading the campaigns, email, membership, and partnerships teams in their mission to support citizen-led and technology-driven social movements. Prior to this role, Bec served as the Deputy Executive Director at the Centre for Australian Progress and the Chief of Staff at GetUp, Australia's most prominent campaigning organizations. She was also a senior advisor to the Independent Mayor of Sydney for nearly eight years.
Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh wants to change the way you eat. A self-taught cook and sustainable food advocate and entrepreneur, she is putting the spotlight on simple ways we can change the way we cook, shop and think about food. Whilst living the slow life on, Kate runs Real Food Projects - a company whose aim is to connect people tot he story behind their food. She runs cooking classes and leads the marketing for a number of artisan producers. She has regular magazine columns and consults with a number of food festivals. Kate's first cookbook 'Real Food Projects - 30 skills and 49 recipes', was released in April 2016 through Murdoch Press.
Michelle Melendez
Michelle Melendez is the Senior Director of Philanthropy at Global Citizen. She is a passionate fundraising professional who believes in enriching diversity of voices towards successful outcomes. She has previously held senior development roles at Upworthy, Change.org, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Taproot Foundation. In addition she has served on the Boards of the YMCA of Greater New York and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and has led several initiatives on Women's Leadership and Mentoring.