TIME'S UP'S MAHA DAKHIL, RASHIDA JONES, MELINA MATSOUKAS, KATIE MCGRATH, NATALIE PORTMAN, NINA SHAW, JILL SOLOWAY AND TINA TCHEN TO JOIN THE 2018 MAKERS CONFERENCE
Liza Koshy, Lydia Polgreen, Gabourey Sidibe, Amber Tamblyn, Lily Tomlin and Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle among other new speakers participating in additional conversations Feb 5-7 in Los Angeles
NEW YORK, NY – January 30, 2018 – Female storytelling platform and feminist media brand MAKERS announced today that a special panel with representatives of TIME'S UP including: Maha Dakhil, Rashida Jones, Melina Matsoukas, Katie McGrath, Natalie Portman, Nina Shaw, Jill Soloway and Tina Tchen, will join the lineup of the highly-anticipated 2018 MAKERS Conference on Monday, February 5 in Los Angeles.
TIME'S UP is a unified call for change for women everywhere. The campaign addresses systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that has kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. Since launching, TIME'S UP has focused on action—raising nearly 20 million dollars for the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund (TULDF). Housed at and administered by the National Women's Law Center, TULDF helps women and men who face workplace sexual harassment connect with legal representation and public relations assistance. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, the TIME'S UP movement envisions a nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.
MAKERS also announced today that Liza Koshy, Lydia Polgreen, Gabourey Sidibe, Amber Tamblyn, Lily Tomlin, Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle have joined the group of inspiring women and men scheduled to raise their voice at this year's conference. Engaging in conversations on sexual harassment, equal pay, representation in tech and the hidden figures of history, Conference participants will lead powerful dialogues throughout the three-day, #RaiseYourVoice event February 5-7, 2018 at the NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
"It's exciting to watch a new movement in the making," said Dyllan McGee, Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS. "MAKERS is honored that TIME'S UP will be an integral part of The 2018 MAKERS Conference, sharing the story of how they began and how they will raise their voices to make a lasting impact."
Previously announced talent scheduled to take the MAKERS stage include: Jessica Biel, Lena Dunham, Jane Fonda, Karlie Kloss, Sallie Krawcheck, Malcolm D. Lee, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, Saundra Pelletier, Sheryl Sandberg, Gloria Steinem, Bozoma Saint John, Cleo Wade and Lena Waithe. Dozens of other notable actors, influencers and business leaders will also take the stage including: female farmworkers activists and Alianza Nacional de Campesinas' Co-founders Mónica Ramírez and Mily Treviño-Saucedo, lawyer and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Co-founder and President Saru Jayaraman, Baby2Baby Co-Presidents Norah Weinstein, Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Board Member and Ambassador Nicole Richie, and 11-year old female scientist and Flint, Michigan water crisis advocate Gitanjali Rao.
The 2018 MAKERS Conference will also livestream on MAKERS.com and across the Oath network including: Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost and BUILD Series, among others. More information on The 2018 MAKERS Conference can be found at MAKERS.com and Facebook.com/MAKERSwomen.
MAKERS is a feminist media brand that tells the stories of today's trailblazing women to inspire the changeMAKERS of tomorrow. Using visual storytelling, podcasts, live events, Emmy-nominated documentaries, and award-winning digital content, MAKERS has been at the forefront of the feminist movement, uniting women in every industry, at every level around the issues that matter to them most. As the largest video collection of women's profiles ever assembled, MAKERS empowers women to change the world one story at a time. Today, MAKERS.com features over 4,500 videos and the personal stories of more than 400 women and men who champion equality. Current MAKERS include: Hillary Rodham Clinton; media mogul & philanthropist Oprah Winfrey; writer, actor, producer Lena Dunham; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; artist Alicia Keys, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh; singer/songwriter John Legend, athlete Russell Wilson, actor Justin Baldoni, and more. For more information, visit MAKERS.com
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