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Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit
Women, Technology and Social/Digital Media
Washington, DC, May 18, 2012

The Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program hosted its fourth annual Business & Human Rights Summit, Change Your World DC, at The Newseum-Knight Convention Center in Washington, DC on Friday, May 18, 2012. Change Your World DC showcased the ways that women are using technology and social media to influence policy, govern, engage and inspire voters, address social issues and change the world.

Videos and photos of the event available here.

Change Your World!

Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on Women, Technology and Social/Digital Media
May 17-18, 2012, Washington, DC
The Newseum- Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Learn More about our Change Your World Series,
including our inaugural event held in Cairo in January 2012.


May 17

5.30 pm |  Cocktail reception (Co Co. Sala, 929 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004)

May 18

7.30 – 8.30 am | Breakfast and Registration

8.30-9.00 am |  Morning Keynote, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

9.00 – 10.00 am | Bread and Circus – Media with a Mission – Can a movie be more than just entertainment? Can and should journalism be activism? Does online media really amplify women’s voices more readily than traditional forms of media? This panel will address these questions and more at the intersection of media, feminism and social change.

Moderator: Lauren Bohn, Journalist & Fulbright Fellow

Courtney Martin, Feministing and ValentiMartin Media

Georgia Popplewell, Managing Director, Global Voices

Holly Gordon, Executive Producer, 10×10

Lindsay Guetschow, Senior Director, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Participant Media

Lisa Belkin, Senior Columnist, Huffington Post, Parentry

Lylah Alphonse, Senior Political Editor, Yahoo! Shine

Mikaela Beardsley, Executive Producer, Half the Sky

10.15 – 11.15 am | Government 2.0 – A conversation about using the Internet, technology and social media to drive public policy, power electoral campaigns, engage voters, shape foreign policy and govern.

Moderator: Erin Vilardi, Leadership Development Strategist

Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Anthea Watson Strong, independent consultant, former Director of Voter Experience, Technology Team, Obama for America

Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy

Lorelei Kelly, Founder, Smart Congress

Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament

Mary Rickles, Communications Director, NetRoots Nation

11.30 am – 12.30 pm | Social Media Advocacy and Women’s Health – How are people and organizations using social media and technology to advocate for policies related to women’s health? How is technology being used to serve and communicate directly with affected populations? What platforms and technology have been most effective?

Moderator: Jennifer Preston,  Reporter, New York Times

Allison Fine, Senior Fellow, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action

Anastasia Goodstein, Director of Digital Programs, Inspire USA

Heather Holdridge, Director of Digital Strategy, Advocacy and Fundraising, Planned Parenthood

Rebecca Flick, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, RESOLVE

Sarah Moser, Regional Communications Director, CARE

Supriya Misra, Senior Project Manager, TeachAIDS

12.30 – 1.45 pm | Networking Lunch

2.00 – 3.00 pm | Hearts, Minds and Wallets—Using Technology and Social Media for Social Impact – What platforms, technology and tools are activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents using to inspire and engage? How can social media turn passive interest into active engagement? This panel will address these and other questions related to using social media to drive social change.

Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author and Deputy Directorthe Council on Foreign Relations

Allison Palmer, Vice President of Campaigns and Programs, GLAAD

Kristin Peterson, CEO, Inveneo

Ruth Martin, Campaign Director, MomsRising

Sean McDonald, Executive Director, Frontline SMS

Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights for

3.00 – 4.30 pm | Peak Credibility: How to present ideas in ways that will spread through technology and media, presented by Katie Orenstein , Founder and Director, The OpEd Project

3.00 – 4.30 pm | Networking Hour An opportunity to connect or continue the panel conversations.

4.45 pm | Wrap up and Close