A PASSION FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM MADE POSSIBLE

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP: “ACHIEVING AN EQUAL FUTURE IN A COVID-19 WORLD”

We are poised to launch the Women’s Day Live Global Benefit Virtual Concert to livestream worldwide on March 8, 2022. It’s going to take the fighting spirit of all of us working together to galvanize a united global effort to help feed and support a brighter future for the world’s women and the children. This is the cause of the 21st Century.

We invite the world's legendary stars to join us for this spectacular all-out Global Benefit virtual Concert and first-of-its-kind immersive International Women’s Day Celebration. Years of preparation and effort comes down to a single heartbeat in which one makes the impossible dream possible. This is a defining moment for our generation. We simply must open the heart of humanity to lend a helping hand. This is a race to save lives and livelihoods.

 

The Emmy Awarding Winning production teams of many International events will produce an epic and spectacular global celebration of the women of the world - the equivalent of Live Aid Women for global reach, local impact and a lasting legacy.

Women’s Day Live was a Clinton Global Initiative commitment at the personal invitation of President Clinton. It’s time has come.

I have never stopped believing in the Women’s Day Live mission. This is my “I have a dream”. I thought we could achieve equality for women and girls in my lifetime and I dedicated my life to doing something about it. I have tried with all my heart to be ready to respond to this Catastrophic Global Humanitarian crisis which I had prophesied. With renewed hope in our eyes, we appeal to your vision and your heart to join us in helping to achieve the dream of Women’s Day Live. We need to deposit the teams and have all systems go now. I have gone the distance. Won’t you join us?

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lili Fournier is an award winning TV producer, director and host of the Quest series of specials which aired on PBS for over a decade, featuring some of the world’s influential leaders on human potential: the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Stephen Covey, Jane Goodall, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra et al. The Quest raised millions of dollars for PBS’s pledge efforts. She produced the television production of the historic By My Spirit concert featuring Placido Domingo, a tribute to peace and co-existence, in the presence of Queen Sophia.

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT

Salli Frattini has forged a successful and enviable career producing Network & Digital premieres of pop culture firsts, live events, live streams and scripted series for new media and entertainment properties including MTV, Google & YouTube, ABC, Disney, BET, Amazon, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon, & more. She was the first woman to executive produce a Super Bowl half-time show and her unmatched credits include the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, YouTube Creator Summit, BET's Black Girls Rock franchise, Radio Disney Music Awards, the CPTV series "Harmony for Healing," and CW's special "My Last Days". See More.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Mark Poncher is the Executive Producer of WDL and COO of Empire Entertainment. See Virtual Events Deck. He has served as the Executive Producer of the Clinton Global Initiative conferences worldwide since 2006. He was Head of Production for the Baku 2015 European Games Ceremonies. Executive Producer of the 2014 and 2015 Rose Parade Opening and Closing Spectaculars and Ceremonies for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in L.A. and more including Olympic Ceremonies in London. Together we will create one of the most significant Humanitarian campaigns in modern history.

DIRECTOR

Louis J. Horvitz is one of the most accomplished directors in the rarified, Top-Gun field of live television event broadcasting. Winner of 7 Prime Time Emmy’s, he has directed "The Annual Academy Awards" telecast a record 12 times, the Golden Globes ten times, and the Grammy Awards 9 years running. Primetime Emmy Awards" a total of 17 times, the "The Kennedy Center Honors" for 22 years. The "American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award" tributes a total of 31 times. Horvitz has great pride in the live, multi-network "Stand Up 2 Cancer" and the "XXI Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies". He has received 16 Emmy nominations.

GLOBAL ADVISORS

HONORARY PATRON

Archbishop Desmond Tutu rose to worldwide fame as an opponent of Apartheid. In 1984 he became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Archbishop Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chair of The Elders. He works to build peace by nurturing visionary leadership. Make this humanity’s finest hour.

HONORARY CO-CHAIR

Kim Campbell's life, as Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, has been a life of firsts. Founding Member and Former Secretary-General, Club de Madrid Member and Chair Emeritas, Council of Women World Leaders Member and Former President, International Women’s Forum. She is committed to the advancement of women’s leadership, and speaks on issues related to gender, international politics, democratization, and climate change all over the world.

WOMEN'S DAY LIVE PATRON

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Today, he is world renowned as a spiritual leader, visionary and divine guide, and has created programs worldwide with the world’s leaders to build a more sustainable world that works for all. Founder and Chairman of Parmarth Niketan.

WOMEN'S DAY LIVE CO-FOUNDER INDIA

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Ph.D was raised in an American family in Hollywood, California and graduated from Stanford University. She left America in 1996 to come and live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She is engaged in spiritual practice and dedicated service all over the world with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. We will work together with the Divine Shakti Foundation to support women and children to be socially and financially self sustaining.

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction and essays, including The Handmaid's Tale, now a critically acclaimed television series. A Canadian national treasure, this giant literary figure, is also an   inventor, teacher and environmental activist. Some of her books include; the Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize; and Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Penelopiad -a retelling of the Odyssey. Her recent graphic series included Angel Catbird; and Hag-Seed, a novel about a revisitation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. In 2017, she was awarded the German Peace Prize, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marci Shimoff is the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six bestselling titles in the series, including Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, have met with stunning success, selling more than 13 million copies worldwide. Her breakthrough methods for personal fulfillment and professional success are summed up in her International bestsellers Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason. She presents a year long on line course, Your Year of Miracles. She is a veritable tour de force!

Shirin Ebadi, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, in particular, the rights of women and children. She is the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This internationally-recognized advocate of human rights, established the Million Signatures Campaign, which demanded an end to legal discrimination against women in Iranian law. In 2004, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. In January 2006, along with sister Laureate Jody Williams, Dr. Ebadi took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women's Initiative.

Sister Dr. Jenna is a spiritual mentor, author, radio and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum in Maryland and Virginia. She serves as one of the Evolutionary Leaders in service to conscious evolution and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015. She has traveled to over 80 countries to empower people with various initiatives to foster and build strong cultural bridges. She has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies on key issues and her syndicated radio show, America Meditating is a popular global online show.

Liona Boyd, known as "The First Lady of the Guitar" has played for world leaders around the world including the British Royal Family, the King and Queen of Spain, and the Presidents of the United States and Mexico. Her virtuoso talents resulted in five Juno awards, five honorary degrees, and The Order of Canada. She has filled concert halls  from Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, New Delhi, Paris, Rio, to London, introducing millions to the art of classical guitar through her TV specials, and “Gold” and "Platinum" recordings. She is the co-writer of the “We are the Women of the World” anthem for Women’s Day Live.

Hanne M. Strong is the President of the Manitou Foundation, which she and her late husband, Maurice Strong, founded. Based in Crestone, Colorado, it granted land to many of the world’s wisdom traditions. It is the largest interreligious and sustainable living community in North America. She lead the fundraiser for the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations. She is a passionate advocate for environmental conservation. Maurice Strong was the Secretary General of the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, a forerunner of the climate change momentum today.

WITHOUT WOMEN WE WON'T GET THERE FROM HERE

"Women’s Day Live offers a historic opportunity to take the lead on a bold initiative that can be very effective in mobilizing resources and impact national and global policy" - See letter

Right Honorable KIM CAMPBELL
Former Prime Minister of Canada - Co-Chair of Women's Day

I BELIEVE IN WOMEN'S DAY LIVE

“The future of global women’s rights is at stake. This moment calls for energizing new efforts to lead the charge for change. We will ensure that movements for women’s rights are powerful, influential, and achieve lasting gains.” Musimbi Kanyoro is Former Co-Chair of Women’s Day Live.

MUSIMBI KANYORO
Former CEO, Global Fund for Women

The Cause of Women & Girls is the Moral Imperative of the 21st Century.

NEW BRANDING & DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS.