“I love the idea. Go forward, can’t wait! I’m happy to support this emerging platform for alternative media. Its definitely time to hear from the women!” – Cenk Uygur
Susan Sarandon is a multi-award winning World Stage Actress and Global Peace Activist. She won an Academy Award for her role as “Sister Helen Prejean” in “Dead Man Walking”. Aside for the awards for acting, she has received numerous awards for her work as a humanitarian including the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006. She has been honored for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and has been active in a number of human causes including supporting the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, N.D.
Sarandon has her own film production company called Reframed Pictures, ”How you see the world is all about perspective, and how you frame it.” It’s her company’s mission to create and support films that are entertaining AND raise awareness about human rights and social justice issues.
Sarandon set the world on fire with her uber sexy role as “Janet” in the now cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” She also played the now iconic “Louise” in Ridley Scott’s accidental feminist blockbuster “Thelma and Louise” for which role she was nominated for an Academy Award. In addition to the film titles mentioned above, Susan’s work as a Global Actress spans a wide range and includes roles in such films “White Palace,” Cloud Atlas,” “Pretty Baby” and "The Player.”
Sarah Drew, author of Gaia Codex, is a passionate explorer of culture and consciousness. She has traveled extensively around the world from the high peaks of Bhutan to the jungles of the Amazon. An experienced lecturer, who has taught at the graduate level and at organizations such as Google, Sarah is commited to the awakening of the sacred feminine, the evolution of consciousness and the protection and revitalization of Mother Earth at this critical turning point in history.
Her professional background is as a cultural curator and creator of innovative media. She lives with her partner in Manhattan and on a lush forested farm in the Hudson Valley.
Cenk Uygur (pronounced “Jenk”) is the founder and CEO of The Young Turks, LLC, and the host of the flagship show, The Young Turks, a daily 2-hour show on YouTube.He also hosted The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, which aired daily at 7PM ET on Current TV from Oct 2011 to Aug 2013.Prior to moving to Current TV, Cenk hosted a primetime news show on MSNBC from 2010 to 2011.Cenk was a host on the USA Broadcasting where he also worked as a television writer.In the early stages of his broadcast career he hosted radio shows on WRKO in Boston, MA, WWRC in Washington, DC, Sirius Satellite Radio and Air America.Cenk currently contributes to the Huffington Post where he is in the Top 5 Most Popular All Time blogger. Cenk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and Columbia Law School.In 2015, Cenk was #21 on Mediaite’s list of 25 Most Influential in Political News Media.
Jodie Evans, Co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK, Board Member of Bioneers and former board chair of Women's Media Center. Jodie Evans has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for forty years. She has traveled extensively to war zones promoting and learning about peaceful resolution to conflict. She served in the administration of Governor Jerry Brown and ran his presidential campaign. She has published two books, “Stop the Next War Now” and “Twilight of Empire,” and has produced several documentary films, including the Oscar-nominated “The Most Dangerous Man in America” and Howard Zinn’s “The People Speak.” Jodi sits on many boards, including Rainforest Action Network, Drug Policy Alliance, Institute of Policy Studies, Women Moving Millions and Sisterhood is Global Institute. She is the mother of three.
Louise Kuo Habakus is the founding director of Fearless Parent™, lead host and producer of Fearless Parent Radio, and mom of two. She is apublished author and runs two non-profits: Center for Personal Rights andHealth Freedom Action. Louise lectures widely and has appeared in numerous media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, and The New York Times. She was a Bain consultant and a C-level executive in the financial services industry. Louise holds two degrees from Stanford University. She is on the advisory boards of GreenMedInfo and The Documenting Hope Project.
Sanford Rosenberg, Ph.D. is the President of Media Research Associates (mediaresearch.com).
Dr. Rosenberg has thirty years of experience in working with film, video, and emerging technologies. He has consulted on a variety of media projects including film, television, games, and the web. These have included B2B, C2B and C2C web-based projects. His particular focus has been on the issues of privacy, security, identity, community, and personalization on the Internet. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in qualitative knowledge-based research and design.
He has extensive background as an Executive Coach and in strategic planning and business development. Dr. Rosenberg is also a well-known educator, lecturer, and researcher in the areas of personality, cognition, and storytelling. Dr. Rosenberg is also a licensed psychotherapist and member of the APA and Division 46 Media Psychology.
Also founding partner of Front Street Pictures (frontstreetpictures.com/).
Holly Ruxin is the CEO & Founder of Montclam TCR Wealth Management
For over twenty years, Holly has managed client assets and led private client teams at Morgan Stanley, Montgomery Securities and Bank of America. Holly began her investment career at Goldman Sachs in the fixed income derivatives division, where she learned indelible lessons about risk
management paired with an expert understanding of securities, complex derivatives, and fixed income.
Holly has an MBA from Columbia University in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their three children. They all enjoy live music, hiking, golf, movies, and spending time in Tahoe.