Matt McGorry is an actor best known for his roles on hit television shows How to Get Away with Murder and Orange is the New Black. Off-screen, he spends his time advocating for equality, specifically around gender and racial justice. Notable efforts include work with: the White House’s "It’s On Us" campaign against sexual assault on college campuses, #CUT50 which aims to create a smart and safe reduction in the number of people behind bars by 50% over the next ten years, joining fellow advocate Amber Rose to call for an end to rape culture, and designing a t-shirt to benefit NARAL which works to protect and expand reproductive freedom.
FILMMAKERS JILL BAUER, RONNA GRADUS & RASHIDA JONES
When journalist and photojournalist turned filmmakers Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, respectively, teamed up, the result was Sexy Baby; a stunning depiction of how the cyber age had created a new sexual landscape. The documentary drew the attention of actress/producer Rashida Jones who joined the duo for their next film Hot Girls Wanted, an examination of the world of amateur of porn. Next up: all three are working on an original content series for Netflix which further examines the role of pornography on youth and social sexualization, partnering with the Kinsey Institute to develop a corresponding research project, and LTW on a social action campaign.
Launched in 2012 by AOL, MAKERS is a women's leadership platform that encompasses broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live events. Today, MAKERS.com features over 3,000 video and the stories of more than 300 women. It is the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled.
A small but mighty private foundation, theHF has practiced creative, progressive, spirited philanthropy since 1998. Their mission is to create a fair, equitable and inclusive world by investing in the work of effective leaders and creative communities working to advance gender and racial diversity -- with a focus on girls and women.
Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is being reimagined and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change the ways we live, work and create.
Amanda de Cadenet's The Conversation features powerful, in-depth interviews with some of the world's most famous and influential women including Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rita Ora -- among others. Together they tackle a wide variety of topics universal to females, including sexuality, body image, career, finance, relationships, love and loss.
Women Moving Millions is a community of women (and a few good men) who have committed a million dollars or more to initiatives that advance the lives of women and girls. LTW was retained to ideate, execute and manage their Film Circle -- alongside co-chairs Ruth Ann Harnisch and Jacki Zehner -- which leverages the expertise and passion of WMM members to support and advance social impact media by and about women.