GLOBAL GIRL MEDIA

GlobalGirl Media (GGM) is an nonprofit organization that develops the voice and media literacy of young women in underserved communities by teaching them to create and share digital journalism designed to improve scholastic achievement, ignite community activism and spark social change. The existing gender gap in media, particularly new media, obstructs the ability of women and girls' to influence change at local and global levels. By linking young women internationally with seasoned reporters, educators and mentors, GlobalGirl Media teaches girls that their voice matters, their story counts.
Apr 1, 2015

2015 Winter Report

Golden Globes
Golden Globes

2015 Winter Report

GlobalGirl Media has had an active and fruitful winter, driving forward our goal to expand reach and give voice to even more girls and young women across the U.S. and abroad.

Golden Globes

GGM was given an amazing opportunity by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to cover the 72nd Golden Globe Awards this January.  Our very own GGM Reporter, Ariana Seymore, did an amazing job speaking with such Golden Globe nominees as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Rene Russo, Jenji Kohan, Natasha Lyonne & Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), Amanda Peet and many more about gender equality in the media.  The questions we asked were engaging and thought-provoking - a much needed and refreshing change on the red carpet in our view! See our coverage!

United Nations

GlobalGirl Media had the honor this March to cover the U.N’s Committee on the Status of Women/ Bejing20.  GGM Reporter, Imani Crenshaw, attended and reported on many important events surrounding the conference in New York City, including the International Women’s Day March (see her report here).  In addition, we joined forces with Let Girls Lead (an organization working with leaders and organizations to improve girls’ lives) where Imani spoke with several accomplished young ladies who shared their stories, the issues they fight for, and the global change they are making for gender equality (view her interview)! 

GGM Oakland

GlobalGirl Media Oakland, our newest news bureau, has been hard at work producing stories relevant to girls in the Bay Area and beyond.  Our reporters have covered events such as the IGNITE! #HackfGirlsRights Hackathon, where girl coders from five international cities, including Oakland, worked in teams to create unique, practical solutions to problems faced by girls every day. Our Oakland Girls also produced a piece on BlackLivesMatter, where we interviewed clinicians providing alternative healthcare options for young people of color in the Bay Area.

MOVING GIRLS TO THE CENTER OF THE STORY”  March 21, 2015

We also held a major community-building and “friend-raiser” event in Oakland at the Oakland IMPACT HUB, with special guests-of-honor Danny Glover and Valerie Coleman Morris, groundbreaking African American CNN financial analyst and news anchor. Over 200 attendees participated in a series of digital actions, hosted by GlobalGirl Media and other NGO’s working in the East Bay to empower girls: Black Girls Code, East Oakland Youth Development Coalition, Girls Alliance, Thrive Networks and United Roots. DANNY GLOVER SPEECH

GGM Chicago

GGM Chicago Reporters have been tirelessly covering the political climate this winter in Chicago, aptly named the Windy City. In our #Vote4U Campaign, GGM reporters shared the issues most important to them before the mayoral election in February.  Our reporters also interviewed the mayoral candidates themselves, including incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commisioner, Jesus Garcia, about their views on women’s rights and their visions for the city. 

GGM Coachella

Our reporters in Coachella garnered headline news for their coverage of an LGBT hate crime and slaying, making the front page of the Desert Sun newspaper, and interviewed by local news stations, including UNIVISION. Our GGM reporters hope the short documentary about the tragic story will further much needed discussions about LGBT rights and issues in the Coachella Valley.  The piece is currently being edited and will be posted to our site soon.

GGMN.tv

Our new broadband channel, The GlobalGirl Media Network, continues to gain traction and awareness through innovative programming and partnerships.  We are holding this venture in the highest priority, as we believe it has the greatest capacity to propel the reach of GGM and Put Girls at the Center of the Story.

GGM Kosovo

Through a grant from the U.S. State Department, we are excited to announce that GGM is opening a news bureau in Kosovo! GGM will work with Kosovo Live Media Group (KLMG), one of the few independent organizations in Kosovo, working in Media, Publishing, Education, and Marketing.  Stay tuned for more news about the launch of this program in upcoming months. 

GGM London

We are in our early planning stages for a GGM London Chapter, set to launch in August of 2015.  For more information, or to join the team of Advisors, please contact: tamagouche@hotmail.com. We will be hosting a meet and greet on June 11, 2015, with GGM Executive Director, Amie Williams, in attendance.

TEDx Barcelona Women!

Amie has also been invited to give a TED TALK at the TEDx Women in Barcelona on June 10th. We will be sharing her talk on all GGM social media, so stay tuned!

In closing, we’d like to again thank all who contribute to GlobalGirl Media, especially through GlobalGiving.  Your support helps us further our mission and empower girls to find and share their voice.

UN Women
UN Women's Day March in NYC
GGM Chicago interview with Rahm Emanuel
GGM Chicago interview with Rahm Emanuel
Oakland Hackathon
Oakland Hackathon
Coachella Reporters
Coachella Reporters
GGMN.tv
GGMN.tv
Dec 31, 2014

FINAL 2014 REPORT

#blacklivesmatter March, Oakland
#blacklivesmatter March, Oakland

HIGHLIGHTS OF GLOBALGIRL MEDIA, 2014

Here at GlobalGirl Media we have had quite a year. We have summarized all programs and achievements for our GlobalGiving Supporters, and want to thank you for an amazing year. All the best and Happy New Year!

 

1. GLOBALGIRL LOS ANGELES/ Program Director: Francesca Guerrini

For two weeks, July 7-18th, another GGM NEW MEDIA ACADEMY TRAINING was held, located at a new location, the Young Oak Kim Academy, a STEM magnet middle school in Koreatown, near downtown Los Angeles. This training was supported by the Durfee Foundation, the Weingart Foundation and the California Endowment.

Highlights of the program included:

We were awarded a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press, who sent a crew to shoot a great video of our training. The girls produced the first video in a new webisode series, GIRLS GO VOTE, highlighting women in politics. We also covered the opening of LIBROS SCHMIBROS, a unique lending library in East Los Angeles.

Francesca Guerrini is our Program Director for Los Angeles, who also asked the girls to answer the question on video: WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?

Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: 10

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 6-8 (several from area universities still active and working as interns)

Total Schools Reached: 6

Total Videos: 8

Total Blogs: 6

List of Guest Lecturers:

  • Prof. Melanie Klein, Women’s Studies Santa Monica Community College
  • Arlene Nelson, Cinematography presentation
  • Yvette Martinez, Staff Dir. Senator Boxer’s Office, Presentation on Women in political office
  • Tabby Biddle, Huffington Post blogger
  • Shini Somara, Al Jazeera Science Broadcast Reporter
  • Jeff Crum, lighting for green screen
  • Melanie Ramos, Shooting on DSLR cameras

 List of Program Partners and Field Trips:

  • Santa Monica City College
  • Young Oak Kim Academy
  • Building Healthy Communities
  • Liberty Hill
  • LA Promise
  • Mother’s Day Radio
  • Boyle Heights Beat
  • WriteGirl
  • Levantine Center
  • Alta Med
  • Garfield High School

2. GLOBALGIRL MEDIA COACHELLA/ Program Director: Francesca Guerrini

We added a new program in rural Eastern Coachella, with support and direction from the California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities. Our training was held over the 2013-2014 Holidays, adding twelve new girls trained, with eight still active in our ongoing bureau there, located at the Coachella Boys and Girls Club.

Highlights of the program included:

We produced a new webisode series, MOTHER/MADRE, four healing narratives between mothers and daughters, and these videos were also screened to the community on Mother’s Day. The DESERT SUN and ZOCALO ONLINE and BEAUTIFUL NOW featured stories on the girls and their work. This project is also run by Francesca Guerrini, (our L.A. Program Director), but we are actively looking to hire a local Program Director.

 Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: 12

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 8

Total Schools Reached: 2

Total Videos: 8

Total Blogs: 12

List of Guest Lecturers:

  • Rita Baghdadi, Independent Filmmaker, helped run the training
  • Jackie Fuentes, Songwriter, did a songwriting workshop

 List of Program Partners and Field Trips:

  • Building Healthy Communities
  • Palm Springs Film Festival
  • Coachella Boys and Girls Club
  • Coachella High School
  • Santa Monica College presentation for WAM! Women, Action Media Conference

3. GLOBALGIRL CHICAGO/ Program Director: Tobie Loomis

GGM partnered with After School Matters and De Paul University in Chicago to train 35 new girls, over a 7-week period, June 23-August 8, expanding our core curriculum, and our largest group of trainees to date!

Highlights of the program included: Headed by Program Director Tobie Loomis, the program took place at De Paul University’s downtown campus, with lead media trainer Lisa Pecot-Herbert, head of their journalism program. Here is a link to a video, MEET THE NEW CHICAGO REPORTERS. The final culmination of the training program produced five “webisode” videos that all fell under the theme   “Justice and Liberty for All.” These videos comprised the following topics: LGBTQ discrimination, teen homelessness, beauty and culture, immigration and undocumented students, and sexual assault on college campuses. Another major project involved producing a video for pay: LIVING OFF TIPS, shot in Detroit for the Restaurant Opportunities Center, to help support national legislation to raise the minimum tipped wage. In addition, Chicago partnered with the American Bar Association to produce an article and video for the ABA JOURNAL, CHICAGO GUN VIOLENCE.

Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: 35

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 19

Total Schools Reached: 15

Total Videos: 22

Total Blogs: 20

List of Guest Lecturers and Field Trips:

  • Allison Flowers, investigative journalist
  • Luvvie Ajayi, top blogger, Red Pump Shoes
  • Margaret Byrne, documentary filmmaker
  • Jon Stuyvesant, Cinematographer
  • WBEZ
  • Univision
  • ABC
  • Chicago Tribune

List of Program and Community Partners:

  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • The Hive Learning Network
  • Girl Forward
  • MIKVA Challenge
  • Chicago City of Learning
  • Chicago HIVE Learning Network
  • Chicago Gear Up
  • Chicago Women Take Action
  • Columbia College, School of Media Arts
  • Columbia Links
  • Chicago Tribune MASH – Why News Matters
  • DePaul University College of Communications
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Digital Youth Network
  • Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Op Ed Project
  • Young Womens’ Leadership Charter School
  • Alternative School Networks
  • Technovation
  • Greater Good Studio

 

4. GLOBALGIRL SOUTH AFRICA/ Program Director Sweetness Buthelezi

Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: 12

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 8

Total Schools Reached: 15

Total Videos: 20

Total Blogs: 10

Highlights of the program included:

GGM ED Amie Williams traveled to South Africa to lead the Academy this year, a 4-week training held at the JOZI HUB in Johannesburg in April-May, with a grant from the Catalyst Foundation and Open Society Institute. The girls produced six videos and 15 short VOX POPS on the National elections, called FREE BORN FREE MIND, garnering international news reports from Al Jazeera, BBC and CBC Canada, as well as local radio and TV.

Two additional videos were produced: AKHONA’S STORY, aprofile of a global girl in South Africa, who tells the story of how her family and community grew to accept her as a lesbian; WHERE’S THE MONEYis Investigative piece by GlobalGirl South Africa on how 1.9 billion rand allocated to improve the township of Alexander since 2001 is still not fully accounted for. Includes interviews with Alexander residents and children who ask, "where did the money go?"

 We also added two new South African Board Members joined this year, Alyson D’Oyley and Michelle Thulkaman.

List of Guest Lecturers and Field Trips

  • Tshidi Madia, Investigative journalist, POWERFM, spoke about covering the Oscar Pistorius case
  • Luvvie Ajayi, top blogger, Red Pump Shoes (via skype)
  • Bev Ditsie, Reality TV Program, documentary filmmaker
  • Edwin Wes, Cinematographer
  • Nolwazi Serero, Leading Woman in Tech
  • Delphine de Blic, Documentary Filmmaker, Eat My Dust

 List of Program and Community Partners:

  • GIBS School of Business Management
  • Jozi Hub
  • University of Wits IT Center
  • Tshimologon IT Development Enterprise Zone (GGM Central Offices located here)
  • Fuk’ugesi Digital Media Festival

 

5. GLOBALGIRL OAKLAND/ Program Director Summer Training: Nicole Middleton. Program Director Fall Training: Jazmin Ontiveros

Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: 14

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 9

Total Schools Reached: 10

Total Videos: 6

Total Blogs written: 16

We added a new program in East Oakland, in partnership with Youth Uprising, a leading youth-services community based center servicing vulnerable and at-risk youth, particularly youth transitioning out of incarceration and into jobs. We trained 6 young women from June 23-July 11 I East Oakland, and produced three videos, CELEBRATE HER,TEEN MOTHERS IN OAKLAND, and TRAFFICKING, MY STORY. Two girls secured summer internships through GlobalGirl at Center for Investigative Reporting and Loteria Films, an Oakland-based production company. Board Chair Therese Steiner served as volunteer trainer for two weeks of the program.

List of Guest Lecturers and Field Trips

  • Amie Williams, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Monique Morris, Social Scientist, author and blogger
  • Prathiba Parmar, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Daffodil Altan and Bernice Young, Center for Investigative Reporting

List of Program and Community Partners:

  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Apollo Education Group
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Carrie Productions, Danny Glover’s Production Company
  • Loteria Films

6. GLOBAL GIRL MOROCCO/ Program Director: Hasnae Fathi

Total Number of Participant Girls in Training Academy: (no academy held this year)

Total Number Active in News Bureau: 24

Total Schools Reached: 6

Total Videos: 6

Total Blogs written: 10

 

Highlights of the program included:

Ongoing contract with RTI, paid videos produced on youth leadership in Morocco. GGM Morocco also produced two paid-for videos for Terres Des Hommes, and as a result have been invited to submit a proposal for a new training at the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies. Program Director Hasnae Fathi is close to getting the NGO fully registered in partnership with another NGO located in Mohammedia. The video produced last year on sexual harassment, BREAKING THE SILENCE won an award from Women’s Voices Now, an online Muslim Women’s Film Festival, and $3,000.

7. DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMS

GGM UK LONDON

In May 2014, Amie Williams presented Global Girl Media to a group of London based women who are interested in the supporting anddeveloping activities which help young girls develop their voice.  Following this meeting a small Advisory Group was created to explore the potential of establishing a Global Girl Media UK Bureau (GGMUK), initially based in London.   A small pilot project was started with a school in East London, but it fell apart when a new Head Teacher was hired. The Advisory Board is still building a base there, with Amie’s oversight, and we hope to have a new training in Summer, 2015 held in Tower Hamlets.

GGM KOSOVO

Amie was approached by KOSOVOLIVE, an award-winning online news site which also has a focus on women to bring GGM to Kosovo. A young woman who works there, Anne Hapciu has successfully engaged the US Embassy to partially fund the program and is actively raising all necessary funds locally with Amie’s guidance. Schedule for this program to launch is also Summer, 2015.

GGM NEW YORK

We are looking into a partnership with Creative Arts Works in Harlem, www.creativeartworks.org. Since 1986, CAW has been at the forefront of change within their urban communities, empowering young people through arts programming that incorporates academic enrichment, creative expression, workforce development and community engagement.

 

8. SUMMARY OF OUTPUTS AND REACH:

DIRECT IMPACT:

TOTAL NUMBER OF GIRLS TRAINED: 107

TOTAL SCHOOLS REACHED: 54

TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMUNITY GROUPS: 20

TOTAL WEB VIDEOS PRODUCED: 78

TOTAL SHORT DOCUMENTARIES FOR NGOS AND CUSTOMERS: 8

TOTAL BLOGS: 76

 

INDIRECT IMPACT: 5,637 UNIQUE MONTHLY WEBSITE VISITORS

TOTAL TRANSMEDIA PARTNERS: 85

YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS: 493

FACEBOOK LIKES: 4,971

TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 9,305

9. MEDIA PARTNERS AND MEDIA COVERAGE:

Our work is regularly picked up and shared widely by the following partners this year:

Women’s eNews

Girl Museum

Shriver Report

Huffington Post

Why News Matters

 

Women’s eNews is actually also working closely with all GGM Bureaus to help mentor girls in pitching stories through their TEEN VOICES initiative. We were also approached to provide content on the theme ‘Cam Women Haveit All?” when Maria Shriver’s newShriver Report launched, and we were featured on their home page.

 International Day of the Girl: GGM posted Instagram, Twitter and Facebook messages all day from all its bureaus, hashtagging similar efforts by the United Nations and IDOG events worldwide. A sample #IDOG VIDEO from MOROCCO, where a GlobalGirl from LA joined a girl in Morocco in the northern city of Tetouan!

 9. OUTREACH, NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

 A. The biggest achievement of the year was the LAUNCH OF OUR NEW BROADBAND CHANNEL: GGMN.TV, on October 11,International Day of the Girl. Produced in partnership with emerging broadband television leader TV4 Entertainment, we call it “The Thinking Girls Channel: Putting Girls at the Center of the Story."   GGMN is a broadband network dedicated to girls' empowerment, leadership, self-esteem and gender equality -- providing content by, for, and about girls and young women, and global and much needed perspectives for girls ages 13-24, filling a space left barren by major media outlets. GGMN.tv offers high-quality video content and news reporting, and is accessible to viewers across the globe via the web and mobile through a destination content portal and super-distributed video network on such platforms as Hulu, Amazon, Roku and YouTube. GGM-produced videos and blogs are featured, and we also curate content from other vendors and partners across the girl-empowerment landscape, from filmmakers, bloggers, NGO’s, and organizations.

B. GGM MOVED ITS OPERTATIONS TO THE BAY AREA, with the oversight of Mr. Danny Glover and Nicole Middleton, the GGM Program Director for Oakland. We joined the OAKLAND IMPACT HUB, a vibrant shared working space that also partners with the YOUTH IMPACT HUB, where our Bureau meetings take place.

C. The HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS awarded a grant to GlobalGirl Media, which was presented at a star-studded awards dinner by Kerry Washington, who made a SPEECH about GGM. The HFPA also interviewed our girls at work during their training and put together a beautiful tribute that was shown that night: GOLDEN GLOBE VIDEO ON GLOBALGIRL MEDIA

 

  1. GGM was invited to the UNESCO Forum on Women and Media, held in Bangkok, Thailand. ED Amie Williams attended with Rajae Hammadi,and as it coincided with an international news story, the city-wide pro-democracy demonstrations, BANGKOK PROTESTS, (together they reported from the frontlines) and produced two short videos on the Conference, which brought together broadcasters and government media experts addressing policies around the gender and media. GGM has been asked to be part of an international working group to draw up a blueprint for the United Nations to address these issues. GLOBAL FORUM VIDEO

 

  1. GGM was also invited to attend the GIVING WOMEN Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Where ED Amie Williams gave a master class on shooting and editing with iphones and ipads, and Moroccan GGM, Reporter Najlae Bellouri presented clips from the award-wining documentary, Breaking the Silence.Key funders attended this conference and were very impressed with the presentation.

 

  1. ED Amie Williams was also asked to guest blog for the HUFFINGTON POST by Pioneering Women, AMIE HUFF POST BLOG , about the origins of GlobalGirl Media.

 

G. TRUST WOMEN REUTERS’ CONFERENCE, Nov. 18-19. ED Amie Williams attended this international conference in London with two GlobalGirls, one from South Africa and one from Morocco. A reception was hosted at St. Martin in the Fields, sponsored by Brand South Africa and the South African High Commission in London.

 10. AWARDS

  1. GGM Moroccan-produced documentary, “Breaking the Silence; Moroccans Speak out About Street Harassment.” Won the Womens’ Voices Now BEST DOCUMENTARY.
  2. ED Amie William was honored with the Soroptimist , RUBY AWARD, for the Chino Hills/East Valley Chapter of Los Angeles. 

11. FUNDRAISING PLAN AND FUNDING STRATEGY:

 

Grants:

We wrote 80 new grants this year, securing 23 total (four still pending). They are:

 

California Endowment  (Coachella)

California Wellness        (All California Programs)

CA Humanities                (All California Programs)

Durfee Foundation          (Los Angeles)

MTV/HALO Award           (Los Angeles)

Liberty Hill                        (Los Angeles)

Weingart                           (Los Angeles)

Hollywood Foreign Pr.       (Los Angeles)

NBC4                                 (All California Programs)

US State Dept.                   (Morocco)

Terres Des Hommes           (Morocco)

RTI                                      (Morocco)

World We Want                  (Morocco)

Open Society Institute        (South Africa)

Gauteng Film Fund            (South Africa)

After School Matters           (Chicago)

MIKVA Challenge               (Chicago)

Depaul University               (Chicago)

McCormick Foundation       (Chicago)

ROC                                    (Chicago)

ABA Journal                        (Chicago)

HIVE/Crowdrise/Mozilla      (Chicago)

East Bay Comm. Found       (Bay Area)

Marin Foundation                 (Bay Area)

Catapult                                (Bay Area)

Ron Boehm Assoc.            (  Bay Area)

 

Corporate Sponsorships:

We held a major Hollywood Fundraiser in November, raising a total $32,000, from corporate sponsorships, individual donations and a live auction. Our Corporate Sponsors came from the following: Cyndy Cecil Bragg/ the Whoopie Queen, Rodeo Realty, TV4, 868 Brands, Jorva, Fidelity Charitable

We are refocusing our fundraising strategy on Corporate Sponsorships and underwriting, and have created a target list, engaging a marketing and PR specialist to help us with this campaign. We are also reworking our Strategy/Business Plan to focus on building our Broadband Channel as a key anchor for fundraising efforts, particularly around impact and outreach.

Online funding campaigns

Through GLOBALGIVING, CROWDRISE and CATAPULT, we also raised monies for our programs.

 

GGM Productions

This is our work-for-hire arm of GGM, where trained GlobalGirls get paid to produce content for other NGO’s, women’s organizations, educational organizations, and websites. The price point for these videos is typically 50% below market, in order to attract clients who see the benefits of their production budgets supporting the growth and further education of young women in media. All revenue after costs are put back into GlobalGirl Media trainings and programs. We have been developing GGM Productions aggressively this year, and produced the following videos for hire:

 

RTI Videos in Morocco (series of youth leadership videos for a price if $1,000 each)

Restaurant Opportunities Collaboration Video in Detroit (shot by GGM Chicago) $6,000

UNESCO VIDEOS (RT airfare and hotel paid to Bangkok for GGM Reporter and ED)

SISTERHOOD LEASDERSHIP RETREAT(Liberty Hill and CA Endowment) $6500

FUK'UGESI DIGITAL AFRICA FESTIVAL: OPENING PARTY (South African Digital Festival, series of videos)

 

12. BOARD DEVELOPMENT

We welcomed a new Board Chair, Therese Steiner, Vice Chair Allison Devore and Treasurer Jon Cody. Therese and the Board instituted a Board Development process and a Board Prospectus to send to potential board members which clearly outlines Board expectations and goals. Allsion and Jon have worked with Amie on formalizing the budget and reporting process. Amie and Therese took the Annenberg Catalyst Seminar, designed to help ED and Board Chairs work more effectively together. As a result of the seminar, the Board instituted a “consent agenda” and formalized materials sent to Board members prior to board meetings.

In addition, we welcomed one new Board Member:

AMY STANTON founded Stanton & Company (Stanton &Co) with a passion for promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women. Since 2006, when the company opened its doors, Stanton &Co has built a roster of philosophy-driven brands including exceptional athletes, lifestyle experts and brands in the healthy, active living space. Stanton &Co is focused on building platforms, events, content and programs to create real impact and results, for and around women. With an entrepreneurial upbringing, Amy always planned to start her own business and, inspired by her work with athletes as Director of Marketing & Communications for NYC2012, New York’s Olympic bid, recognized an important and underleveraged opportunity to help promote and build the area of women’s sports. As the company has grown, Amy’s traditional marketing background and personal passion for health and wellness have influenced the expansion of the business. While Amy’s tennis career never made it past captain of her high school team, she has completed the Boston to New York AIDS Ride twice, dabbled in triathlons, and has completed five marathons.

 13. MEDIA COVERAGE

GENERAL:

 

Huffington Post

 

VARIETY

 

Sharp Heels

 

WILD SISTER

 

American Bar Association Journal (Chicago Gun Violence Article)

 

COACHELLA:

Zocolo

 Desert Sun

 

SOUTH AFRICA:

  • Tuesday 22nd of April at 16h50 Voice Of the Cape radio station interview with Smanga Shange and Lindiwe Miya
  • Wednesday 23rd of April at 7h40 SABC 2000 radio interview with Amie Williams and Manto KhumaloTuesday 22nd of April at 14h30 Power FM interview with Annah Tseko
  • Al Jazeera The Stream: Anna Tseko was interviewed via SKYPE on this international weekly news show, reaching millions of viewers worldwide
  • LINK TO REPORT
  • CBC Radio Show, The Current , Leshego Maponya was interviewed about her experience voting for the first time LINK TO STORY
Therese, Amie and Meena at our fundraiser!
Therese, Amie and Meena at our fundraiser!
GlobalGirls Interview Muhammed Yunus in London!
GlobalGirls Interview Muhammed Yunus in London!

Links:

Oct 7, 2014

GGM FALL UPDATE

South Africa GGM in action!
South Africa GGM in action!

We have had a very busy fall here at GlobalGirl Media and are excited to share with you some highlights, and thank you for your ongoing support!

Here are some dispatches from the field:

GGM wins a Hollywood Foreign Press Award, presented by Kerry Washington!

KERRY WASHINGTON’S GGM SPEECH 

GGM Co-founder and ED Amie Williams blogs about the origins and inspiration behind GlobalGirl Media:

AMIE HUFF POST BLOG

GGM South Africa covers Digital Media Week in Johannesburg, the only video journalism team selected to do so! Please visit our website to review their reports! www.globalgirlmedia.org

GGM Reporter Najlae Nellouri travels to Geneva with ED Amie Williams to present their work at the Annual #Giving Women Conference, where Swiss and European thought leaders and funders in womens' empowerment  gather to share stories, reflect and build powerful coalitions. Najlae screened part of our award-winning film on sexual harrassment in Morocco: BREAKING THE SILENCE.

GGM Los Angeles Reporter Jeanette Moreno reported on the SISTERHOOD RISING LEADERSHIP RETREAT at UC Santa Barbara, producing a ten-minute video for the California Endowment and Liberty Hill. LINK TO VIDEO HERE:

SISTERHOOD RISING

GGM Chicago Bureau continues its stellar work on the webisode series, “Justice and Liberty for All”, civically engaging youth through issues that concern them. Story topics include: economic disparities for LGBTQ and homeless teens, beauty and cultural stereotypes inhibiting individual and social potential, the real lives of undocumented students and families, and sexual assault on college campuses.  This series and the ongoing GGM Chicago Ndws Bureau is made possible with support from After School Matters, led by our intrepid Program Director, Antiope Loomis. Please visit our website to see parts of the webisode.

GGM prepares to launch its very own Broadband Channel: the GlobalGirl Media Network (GGMN). “The Thinking Girls Channel: Putting Girls at the Center of the Story,"   GGMN is dedicated to girls' empowerment, leadership, self-esteem and gender equality -- providing content by, for, and about girls and young women, and global and much needed perspectives for girls ages 13-24, filling a space left barren by major media outlets.  Through emerging broadband television leader TV4 Entertainment, GGMN will offer high-quality video content and news reporting, and be accessible to viewers across the globe via the web and mobile through a destination content portal and super-distributed video network on such platforms as Hulu, Amazon, Roku and YouTube.  GGMN is scheduled to launch October 10 to coincide with the International Day of the Girl.

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