Female Trailblazers Share Advice For The Next Generation
Here’s a perfect way to inspire your teen daughter during Women’s History Month, share these videos about female trailblazers. Each video was produced and directed by young women from the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up initiative. They share the stories of 20 trailblazing women across technology, entertainment, medicine, law, sports, arts, science, fashion and politics to show the next generation what’s possible if you dream big.
Spanning a host of professions, an accomplished roster of women share their tips for success in the 20-part series: Asmaa Boujibar, research scientist; Ashima Narain, photographer and filmmaker; Blanca Treviño, Softtek president and CEO; Emily Blunt, Golden Globe Award-winning actress; Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Canadian member of Parliament; Jennifer Lee, chief creative officer at Walt Disney Animation Studios; Jo Malone CBE, founder and creative director of Jo Loves; Karen Jonz, Brazilian skateboarder, designer and musician; Karen Walker, fashion designer; Kathleen Kennedy, film producer and president of Lucasfilm; Leia Mi, art director for Shanghai Disneyland; Maria Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer; Martina Stoessel, Argentinian actress and singer; Monica Lopez Hidalgo, accomplished professor and researcher of neuroscience; Dr. Ndifanji Namacha, medical doctor and assistant lecturer of public health; Paola Carosella, award-winning chef and restaurateur; Robin Roberts, award-winning broadcaster and co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America; Susan Prescott, vice president of product marketing at Apple; Virginie Delalande, founder of Handicapower; Victoria Arlen, ESPN host and Paralympian.
The aspiring filmmakers embarked on their creative journeys, with ongoing mentorship from Disney, Apple and female-led production company Summerjax ahead of the series debut. Each video was shot on iPhone X and edited using Final Cut Pro X running on MacBook Pro.
Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation, and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.
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