Vanessa Valenti plays a lot of roles - storyteller, feminist, entrepreneur, strategist - but above all, her life's work is dedicated to plotting and creating new solutions for social change.
In 2004 – the same year Facebook was born – Vanessa co-founded Feministing.com, a tiny blip of a blog that grew to become the largest online feminist community in the world. The experience hooked her, and she's been creating next generation ventures for social impact since.
A Hillman Prize winner and TED speaker, her favorite work involves collaborating and experimenting in new forms of movement-building. You can usually find her curating a crew of brilliant rabble rousers, helping a speaker step into their power on stage, or strategizing to pinpoint that one, stunning story that will amplify righteous work to the online masses.