Inspirational Woman: Abigail Disney | Filmmaker & philanthropist: far from fantasy land

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U.S. film-maker and activist Abigail Disney declared,

“We need to create a groundswell of commitment to real change. There must be a surge of new momentum for women’s rights world-wide.”

IMG_8118Disney, whose keynote focused on the resilience and courage of women in conflict zones, said that backlash against women’s progress in many regions deserves far more attention.

“We can be proud that women in many countries have moved forward in business and many other sectors of society,” she noted. “But that’s not true everywhere. It’s time for us to deploy our activism, energy and financial support in the cause of global women’s rights.”

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About the author

Myriam is the features editor for our Inspirational Women in business. She is committed to raising the voice of women in media and has met some of the most prolific women (and, dare we say it, is as inspirational as those she interviews!). Myriam has been working in the industry for over ten years, with CNN and CNBC Europe. She is also the founder of Smart Content, a boutique consultancy helping brands to express their authentic personality and engage with their consumer groups, through compelling content.

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