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Mobilize Women 2019: Role Models and Trailblazers

Mobilize Women 2019: Role Models and Trailblazers

At Ellevate, we believe in the importance of role models. We believe that you can't be what you can't see. We believe in proving that it's possible to break barriers, blaze new trails and create a new world in which we’re all equal. This is what  Mobilize Women is about.

Our annual Summit, now in its third year, is a day full of honest conversations among diverse, innovative, and inspiring thought leaders, all aimed at finding actual solutions to inequality. 

As we gear up for Mobilize Women, we're excited to get to know more about the speakers joining us on stage. Tune in to our livestream to learn more from these role models and trailblazers. 

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Mobilize Women 2019: A Year of Firsts



Hannah Beachler, Academy Award Winning Production Designer

  • First African American to not only be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of production design
  • First African America to win said Academy Award
  • First woman (and person of color) to work as a production designer on a Marvel superhero film

Learn More About Hannah:

Oscar Nominee Hannah Beachler Talks Breaking Ceilings and What’s Next: ‘Black People Belong in Space’ -  The Root

Hannah Beachler, the First African-American Oscar Nominee for Production Design, Reacts - New York Times

Oscars 2019: Hannah Beachler makes history as the first black person to win production design -  LA Times




Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador

  • First competed in Miss USA state pageant wearing a hijab
  • First hijab-wearing high-fashion model on runways in New York and Milan
  • First model to wear a hijab and burkini on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Learn More About Halima:

Model Halima Aden Is Redefining the Idea of Modest Style on the Runway -  Vogue

Vogue Arabia Makes History, Puts Three Black Hijabi Models on the Cover - Allure




Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America

  • First female CEO at a cosmetics company who wasn't also its founder
  • Longest serving female CEO of a Fortune 500 company
  • First woman to serve as Chairman of the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association, and as Chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations

Learn More about Andrea:

Andrea Jung: First Female CEO of AVON -  Makers

Andrea Jung’s Advice to Women and Minorities in Business -  Columbia Business School




Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, Speaker

  • First deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School

Learn More about Haben:

VIDEO: Deaf-blind Harvard-trained lawyer who made waves now rides them, too -  Washington Post


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