New Voices, New Platforms, New Narratives
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Catherine Connors is the CEO of the League of Badass Women, a private global network of female leaders, innovators, and change-agents. She’s the former Editor in Chief of Babble Media and former head of content for The Walt Disney Company’s digital division. After leaving Disney, she co-founded Maverick, a venture-backed digital platform for collaboration between girls and young women that was named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019, and co-authored the critically acclaimed The Feminine Revolution (Seal Press, November 2018). Catherine is based in Los Angeles, California.
Holly Gordon is the Chief Impact Officer at Participant, overseeing all the company’s social impact campaigns and further strengthening Participant’s mission to create storytelling that inspires social change. These global, multi-year campaigns are driven by the company’s content and powered by strategic partnerships to address the most important issues of our time.
Prior to joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an Executive Producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012. In 2015, Holly was selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar.
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Maya Shoucair is a global community builder focused on building more inclusive and accessible digital economies.
Having worked in government, non profit, academia, and tech, she has a unique perspective on the types of cross-industry collaboration and governance models needed for lasting change and sustainable innovation.
She sits on the board for UKAI Projects, a cultural collective that works at the intersection of the arts and technology, and is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader.