FOUNDER & EDITOR IN CHIEF
Award-winning Activist for Humanitarian & Environmental Causes, Brigitte is also an Author and Publisher. Her efforts with refugees and survivors of state sponsored torture has been recognized by 'Worldwide Who's Who'. In 2011, she founded the Humanitarian Art Project, a unique platform devoted to help non-profit organizations receive funding through Art. In 2013, Brigitte published her first book titled 'Why is the sky blue?', a scientific book with an important environmental message. Her book is used for classroom projects and sold in Science Museums. She believes in being a good steward for humanity and for the environment. Brigitte serves as a Leadership Member for the Global Symposium on Child Permanency & International Adoption. The First Symposium was held at Harvard in November 2014. She is now the Special Ambassador to Haiti for BEB.
"We all have a voice and our signatures count. Together we are creating a new culture. A culture of digital activism.” Let's Get Involved!
FOUNDER OF SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY, CO-FOUNDING DIRECTOR GREENPEACE FOUNDATION
Captain Paul Watson
For 35 years, Captain Paul Watson has been at the helm of the world's most active marine non-profit organization – the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Marine Wildlife Conservationist, Environmentalist, Master Mariner, Author and Writer, Professional Dive Master, University Instructor and Public Speaker For 28 years, Captain Paul Watson has been at the helm of the world's most active marine environmental organization – the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Over the years, Watson has exhibited a remarkable diversity in his activism. Aside from being a co-founder of Greenpeace in 1972, Greenpeace International in 1979, and founder of Sea Shepherd in 1977, Watson was a Field Correspondent for Defenders of Wildlife between 1976 and 1980. He was a field representative for the Fund for Animals between 1978 and 1981, and a representative for the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals in 1979. He co-founded Earthforce Environmental Society in 1977 and Friends of the Wolf in 1984. Watson's first affiliation with the Sierra Club was in 1968 and he has remained a Sierra Club supporter ever since. Watson was elected to the National Board of the Sierra Club USA serving as a director from 2003-2006. To read more please visit www.seashepherd.org
ENTREPRENEUR AND FOUNDER OF EBW2020
Self-made businesswoman (tech entrepreneur), investor and media personality, Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vanderveldt Global Investments, EBW2020 LLC (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020) & Ingrid Vanderveldt LLC. She is an Advisor, change agent and business innovation strategist to startup CEO’s and C-level executives at top global corporations. She is a sought after global speaker & media host on entrepreneurship, women's leadership & innovation. Her vision is to get a mobile device into the hands of every woman and provide her access to financial literacy and mentoring tools fueling success as leaders and entrepreneurs. Her investment, advisory and consulting strategy focuses on those tech companies and global brands building solutions that can plug into and/or compliment the EBW2020 global mobile platform to help women start, build and grow their ventures. To read more please visit www.ebw2020.com
PROTECTING THE WORLD’ OCEANS
Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant.
GLOBAL HEALTH NEWS
UCLA CWH's vision is to heal humankind through shared knowledge and compassion, and to make a difference in people’s lives throughout the world. Our mission is to improve the health of people and communities around the world through education, research, and service, and to guide the next generation of leaders to use their vision, talent, and commitment to transform the practice of world health to make a sustainable difference.
The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities. As a public charity, we advocate for the UN and connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale—through advocacy, partnerships, community-building, and fundraising.
Renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author, in addition to speaking on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership, Jack Uldrich is a leading expert on assisting businesses adapt. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 100 companies and is noted for his ability to deliver provocative, new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change and transformational leadership.
Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and : A Memoir of a Political Refugee, consultant, and Community Advocate. She is a host of the Radio Talk Show called "To The Stars Through Adversity." Kim has been featured and profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSN Money, MSNBC, Women's Life magazine in Seoul, Korea; the Asian Fortune; Networking Times; NASDAQ's Closing Bell; and The Gazette, a publication of the Library of Congress. Kim shares her business acumen and managerial experience by serving on several boards of directors and is a strong advocate for women across cultures.
Steven Mana Trink
Combining his 20 years of training in Vibrational/Energy Field Medicine and work as a Certified Master Hypnotherapist centered on Personal Transformation, Mana has emerged as leading force and visionary in the new science of Epigenetics. This is the culmination of Mana’s Passion, Knowledge and Teachings, where science meets spirituality. The Science of Epigenetics is a new model of how our perception of any given thing, at any given moment, can influence our brain chemistry, which, in turn, affects the environment where your cells reside and controls their fate.
FOUNDER OF WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
Chef Jose Andres
World renowned Chef, José Andrés, brings his passion for the “power of food” to World Central Kitchen – a humanitarian organization that focuses on Smart Solutions to Hunger and Poverty. World Central Kitchen is hard at work “empowering the people” to be part of the solution – with focus on building “smart kitchens”, training on clean cookstoves, creating jobs, and strengthening local business. Each month, a world-renowned Chef from José's network will share a recipe. Internationally recognized as a culinary innovator, José Andrés is a James Beard Award-winning chef.
Jeff Berger, (aka "Berger"), founded Dope Den Productions in 2004. There, he set out to find emerging artists and musicians to collaborate with, push the boundaries of music and visual arts and ultimately, expose to the masses. "Dope Den" is home to a dedicated group of artists, writers, musicians, fashionistas, tastemakers and trendsetters whose efforts have caught the attention of major corporations including: SOL Republic, Android, Blackberry/RIM, MTV, VH1, Coke, Nike, Rane, Digidesign, Sony Oxford, Garageband Remix Jampack, LRG, Diesel/55 DSL, Upper Playground and Levis.