Wednesday, November 09, 2011

13 Women Changing the World

Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World. I've interviewed soooo many amazing women for the Big Vision Podcast who are changing the world that I thought I'd post a sampler of interviews with 13 women from over the last four years. I've included links to each audio interview, as well to transcripts (when they're available). You can listen to all of the interviews, plus 55 more conversations with Big Visionaries on iTunes.

1. and 2. Amira Diamond and Melinda Kramer
Co-Directors, Women's Earth Alliance. WEA unites women on the frontlines of environmental justice causes by coordinating training, technology, and financial support.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (April 20, 2010) 
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good



3. Anna Lappe
Author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Co-author of  Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, and Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (May 18, 2010)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good





4. Cristi Hegranes
Executive Director and Founder, Global Press Institute. GPI (formerly the Press Institute for Women in the Developing World) uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ and empower women, who produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change. 
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (February 6, 2008)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good

5. Favianna Rodriguez
Activist printmaker and digital artist. Favianna's vibrant posters deal with issues like war, immigration, globalization, and social movements.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (December 22, 2008) 
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good


6. Halle Butvin
Founder and Director, One Mango Tree. One Mango Tree uses a fair trade model to provide income generating opportunities for women artisans in impoverished and conflict-ridden areas of the globe.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (September 7, 2011)

7. Jensine Larsen
Founder, World Pulse. World Pulse is a global media and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. 
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (November 1, 2010)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good





 
8. Kathy LeMay
Author of The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the WorldFounder and CEO of Raising Change.  Raising Change helps organizations to raise capital to advance social change agendas, and helps individuals create Generosity Plans to change the world.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (May 31, 2011)




9. Lisa Witter 
Author of The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World -- And How to Reach Them. Chief Change Officer and Partner, Fenton.  Fenton creates issue campaigns that make change.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (October 15, 2009)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good

10. Marsha Wallace
Founder, Dining for Women. Dining for Women cultivates educational giving circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving. They fund programs that foster good health, education, and economic self‐sufficiency for women and girls living in extreme poverty
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (September 30, 2010)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good



11. Naomi Natale
Founding Artist, One Million Bones. One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (July 23, 2011)


12. Seane Corn
Founder, Off the Mat, Into the WorldOTM uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (April 17, 2009)
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good




13. Zainab Salbi
Founder, Women for Women International. Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. Author, Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam.
Listen: Big Vision Podcast interview (May 3, 2009)  
Read: Transcript on Have Fun, Do Good



For more inspiring stories about women changemakers, I highly recommend the 5-part PBS series Women, War and Peace.  All of the episodes are available online.
 
What women do you think are changing the world?

Full disclosure: The books I've linked to are attached to my Amazon Associates account, which means that if you buy anything after clicking on the link, I get a percentage of the sale.
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3 comments:

  1. Wow! Thank you for posting about these amazing and inspiring women.I could only hope to be part of such an awesome group some day! I have just found your blog and am looking forward to reading more! Thanks - the Have Fun - Do Good model is something we should all be embracing - thank you for putting it out there.

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  2. Hi Shira,

    Thanks for your kind words, and for reading Have Fun, Do Good!

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