Pat Mitchell is the recipient of the 2019 National Mosaic Award at this year’s National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference. More info
Nov. 6 7:30 - 9:30 PM
For 27 successful years, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has provided our community with a literary extravaganza, featuring an exciting lineup of the year's most exceptional authors, celebrities, and influencers. Join us for an evening with Pat Mitchell, author of the new memoir, Becoming a Dangerous Woman. More info
Nov. 5 5 - 7 PM
Pat Mitchell, the first woman president at PBS and CNN Productions, and visionary, award-winning television and film producer, joins us to share her stories and encourage us to be braver and bolder, and to dismantle the barriers to full equality. Ticket includes a signed copy of her new book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman. More info
Nov. 4 6 - 7 PM
Pat Mitchell will be appearing to read from and sign copies of her new memoir, Becoming a Dangerous Woman, and to celebrate the establishment of the Pat Mitchell Archive at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Media. Location: TBA More info
Oct. 27 4 - 6 PM
Reading and Q&A with Pat Mitchell about her new memoir, Becoming a Dangerous Woman. Reception to follow reading and interview. RSVP
Oct. 16 7 - 9 PM
Join us for a free evening of poetry, music and celebration! Pat Mitchell and Eve Ensler will be talking about Pat’s new book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World. There will also be a BADW Shop with stylish and purpose-driven products from women designers and makers. All proceeds support the nonprofit organizations featured in the book. RSVP
Oct. 9 6 - 7:30 PM
“Dangerous times call for dangerous women,” Mitchell tells us, and in sharing her story, she encourages others to braver and bolder, to dismantle the barriers to full equality they see in their own lives, and to embrace risk to create a more equitable world. Pat will be in conversation with feminist activist Cecile Lipworth and signed books will be available for purchase. More info
For almost 20 years, women from around the country and the world have been inspired by Omega Institute’s Women & Power conferences. This year I'll be joining as a faculty member and speaking at the conference, along with Roxane Gay, Elizabeth Lesser and Tarana Burke. #DoPowerDifferently More info
If you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast — available on all major platforms — I hope you will. You’ll also hear news stories others don’t report, voices unheard elsewhere and Robin’s legendary commentaries. The show is progressive and unabashedly feminist! I talked with Robin about my book and why this is the time for the sisterhood (and the men who support us) to step up, speak up and show up. Download the episode
Each year, the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas and activate solutions to global challenges. This year's theme "Accelerating Possibility" features speakers including activists Ai-jen Poo and Kumi Naidoo, futurist Anab Jain, journalist Christiane Amanpour, social-justice philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva, and award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Summer brings more than great weather to Aspen -- it brings the perfect climate for big thinking about the issues surrounding healthcare, health science, and global health. This June 21-24, the Aspen Institute will present Spotlight Health, the nation's premier gathering of scientists, clinicians, policy makers, administrators, journalists and philanthropists. View videos from past festivals.
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. This year's theme is the Power of Proximity: "In order to address inequality and injustice, we must more deeply understand the current status quo—and how to disrupt it."
In 2018, the year that marked the 100th anniversary since some women got the vote in the UK, and when #MeToo shook the world, the WOW festival organizers brought together artists, writers, politicians, comedians, activists and more for the 8th annual WOW London at Southbank Centre. Learn more at the official WOW website.
On Valentine’s Day 2018, V-Day celebrated its 20th anniversary! As a V-Day board member since the beginning, I have witnessed the changes that V-Day and its sisterhood of courageous activists all over the world are creating amidst the ongoing violence that affects one in three women in the US and the world. Read my blog post reflecting on Eve Ensler and the amazing work by local V-Day activists across the world, raising over $100 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. decades.
At Sundance Film Festival's annual Women's Leadership Brunch this year, I had the privilege and responsibility of moderating a panel intended to highlight some of the activism and initiatives that have emerged from the #MeToo movement. Read my blog post for a lightly edited version of my remarks introducing the panel and some highlights from our discussion.
This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our speakers talked about the physical bridges we need for access and connection as well as the metaphoric ones we need to bridge the differences that increasingly divide us. Watch some of the talks at Ted.com and read my blog post about the event.
The Spotlight Health forum covered a lot of ground in search of common ground on new challenges to reproductive justice and human rights. The forum welcomed 1,000 physicians, scientists, activists and frontline leaders, many facing rollbacks on government-sponsored medical research, climate action and other policies, to share ideas and solutions. Read my blog post to watch videos and panels from this informative conference with speakers including Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards, Care.com Founder and CEO Sheila Marcelo, National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-Jen Poo, and many, many others.
Getting to meet the social entrepreneurs and learn about their work is one of the compelling reasons that Scott (my husband) and I have attended 13 of the 14 years of the Skoll World Forum. This year, we felt an even greater connection to the community as this was my first as a member of the Skoll Fund board. Read my blog post to learn more about this amazing community of entrepreneurs.
For the first time, over 300 Acumen fellows gathered together to share a decade of learning with each other. The Acumen community is committed to accelerating social change, together. Read my blog post to learn more about the creative and innovative enterprises that Acumen had identified and invested in as solutions for serving poor communities with sustainable businesses.
WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. Why is gender equality taking so long to achieve? Southbank Centre's festival is a global network of festivals which provides a platform for interrogating this question. WOW 2017 speakers included Angela Davis, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gemma Cairney, Sandi Toksvig and Gillian Anderson.
I participated in the fourth Women Working for the World conference in Bogota, Colombia. It’s a privilege to invite US activists such as Musimbi Kanyoro of the Global Fund for Women, Daniela Ligiero of Together For Girls, and writer Miriam Zoila Pérez to speak about their work on reproductive rights, girls empowerment and philanthropy. Read my blog post about the amazing speakers who shared their stories.
TEDWomen is a conference that I co-founded and co-curate with TED. We’ll be convening for our fifth year in 2016, October 26-28 in San Francisco. Some of you may have seen the “save the date” announcement that recently went out; if you didn’t, make sure you’re signed up for the TEDWomen newsletter, where we’ll announce pre-registration in early 2016, and share more information as we develop the event’s theme.
In December I'll be traveling to Cuba with the Sundance Institute board to participate in the International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema. We will be leading workshops and training sessions for writers and directors and visiting the well-respected Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, which counts the writer Gabriel Garcia-Marquez among its founders. Learn more about my work with the Sundance Institute.