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Holly Gordon    

Founder & Executive Director, Girl Rising

Holly Gordon is a Founder of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, a global movement for girls’ education. She is also an Executive Producer for the film of same name, at the center of the movement, Girl Rising. Holly was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women in 2012 and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact in 2012.

Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising movement the No. 1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012. Prior to launching the campaign, Holly Gordon was Director of Content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. While at ABC News, Holly was selected for special coverage teams on high-profile stories, including President Clinton’s impeachment, the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the shootings at Columbine, and the Albanian refugee crisis in Kosovo. She was an integral part of ABC’s breaking-news coverage during the weeks following the September 11th attacks. For three years, as Editorial Producer for the ABC news magazine unit, Holly managed the team responsible for identifying and booking national and international, competitive, long-form stories. Holly graduated from Brown University, with a B.A. in International Relations.

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