Champion of Change: Abaynesh Asrat

Abaynesh Asrat, philanthropist and advocate for human rights, is the founder of Nation to Nation Networking in New York (NNN) - an organization that creates and implements results-oriented projects aimed at promoting community development and empowerment in keeping with cultural traditions.

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Roanne Adams

As founder and creative director of branding studio RoAndCo, Roanne Adams saw the opportunity to hire young women and nurture them and empower them to feel like they had “a seat at the table” and were part of the conversation.

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, founder and president of Futuro Media Group – an independent nonprofit organization that provides a critical voice to the diverse American experience – is a renowned journalist who has authored two books and won dozens of awards.

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Shazia Rafi

Shazia Rafi, managing director of Global Parliamentary Service, LLC and the UN representative for the All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA), has spent more than 25 years working to build a more representative, accountable and effective international political system.

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall has been working to empower women for decades. Her book, What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power, seeks to address the most urgent and important issues affecting women when it comes to politics, leadership and power.

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Nicholas Ferroni

Nicholas Ferroni is a 10th-grade history teacher in Union, New Jersey, to diverse students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. He’s also a nationally recognized activist, known for using social experiments in his classroom to help his students “understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes because that’s when you have an epiphany.”

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Mikki Brammer
Champion of Change: Amy Hall

Amy Hall has a position title you don’t hear every day – she's the director of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher. While most brands think in terms of an outward-facing corporate responsibility, Amy has led the company in a different direction, in which positive change starts within.

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Mikki Brammer
Men Must Be Included in the Conversation

An estimated 35 percent of women all over the world have experienced physical or sexual violence. Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka believes that the only way to end this violence is to include men in the conversation.

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Mikki Brammer