Champion of Change: Thalia Mavros

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Thalia Mavros is a highly influential media activist and women’s rights advocate who became a voice for women throughout the U.S. through her pioneering work as a filmmaker and developer of multidisciplinary media platforms and entertainment experiences. She established herself as a leader in the frontier of creative digital media—a typically male-dominated industry—becoming the Executive Creative Director of VICE. There, she initiated the company’s most innovative ventures including channels that targeted a broad range of audiences, such as Virtue, Motherboard, Noisey, Fightland, Munchies, and i-D. She partnered with Intel in the inception, development, and execution of VICE’s award-winning joint venture, The Creators Project, in its inaugural years.

Seeking new challenges after leaving VICE, Thalia continued to mentor women in her field through her passions for filmmaking and feminism. She founded The Front, an all-female production and media company, which is dedicated to supporting women and showcasing the female voice in documentary film and entertainment around the world. Thalia’s vision for The Front is to continue to create “waves of change with ways that are not outspoken but have great impact to the society.”

Thalia aims to achieve a fundamental societal change in favor of gender quality using media experiences that challenge the status quo. Through her work at The Front, Thalia focuses on engaging women in small communities around the world by working with high-impact organizations, including UN Women, to empower them to collectively create a more egalitarian society.

Thalia is one of the many inspiring people selected as part of our Champions of Change campaign, which honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls in the Metro New York area and globally.

This  media video recognizes all the champions in the category of addressing violence against women.

Mary Luke