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Bold women tell stories of global struggles for equal rights

What difference can a day make? For half of the world’s population who struggle with social, economic, and political inequity, a day honoring women may be only symbolic, but could be life changing.

Seattle’s most recent International Women’s Day celebration, “Be Bold for Change," took place at Town Hall Seattle on March 8.

Martha Adams, the producer of the documentary "Girl Rising"— a film that explores how it is that 130 million girls around the world are denied access to education, and how to change that fact -- gave the keynote speech. She was joined by a powerful group of Seattle-area women who shared personal and historical perspectives and hopes for the future.

Our full recording includes the following speakers:

  • Jeri Andrews, moderator, co-founder of the Lion’s Den
  • Devon Atchison, adjunct professor at Bellevue College
  • Jordana Dahmen, Washington State Opportunity Scholar
  • Kathy O’Driscoll, chief human resources officer at PATH
  • Marty Hartman, executive director of Mary’s Place
  • Caryn Mathes, president and general manager at KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
  • Adriane Brown, president and COO at Intellectual Ventures
  • Rosa Peralta, executive director of Latino Center for Health
  • Martha Adams, chief creative officer of The Documentary Group
  • Kate Isler, CEO of Daysaver
  • Nikie Smith, global marketing director for Microsoft

Listen to the full version below:

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