Women and Girls Lead NGO partner, Women’s World Banking, hosted their annual Global Dinner on October 10, celebrating 30 Years of Inclusion, Innovation, and Investment. This year, Women’s World Banking strengthened its commitment to improve the lives of low-income women by creating sustainable financial services specific to their unique needs. As an NGO partner for the Women and Girls Lead campaign, Women’s World Banking and ITVS share a passion for increasing awareness and women’s access to both financial and health services, education, and a life free from violence.
ITVS president and CEO Sally Jo Fifer was presented a special honor for outstanding achievement in bringing women and girl’s issues to light through the Women and Girls Lead initiative and its pillar program Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for women Worldwide. Half the Sky director, Maro Chermayeff, and the producer team including: Jeff Dupree, Jaime Gordon, Mikaela Beardsley, and Joshua Bennett also received honors for their extraordinary work on the landmark PBS mini-series.
Women’s World Banking, like ITVS, understands the importance of using media and documentary film as a strategic communication tool to activate and educate audiences about the challenges women and girls face around the world, seeking solutions to strengthen gender equality. Women and Girls Lead will continue to work closely with Women’s World Banking throughout the year with select films from our new season. ITVS and Women and Girls Lead supporters in attendance included ITVS Board Member Lisa Cortes, Women and Girls Lead Advisory Board Member Loreen Arbus, Sharon LaCruise, Ford Foundation's Kerri Devaney and Cheryl Campbell from EILEEN FISHER.
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