It’s been a difficult couple of weeks in the world. As the Taliban has regained control of Afghanistan, the situation is dire.
A silver lining
Incredible women's rights activist Zainab Salbi is donating her time to help women’s rights advocates in Afghanistan get to safety.
Who is Zainab Salbi?
Humanitarian and founder of the impactful organization Women for Women International, best selling author, TV host, and inspirational speaker, Zainab has been consistently identified as one of the most impactful women the world. People Magazine named her as one of the “25 Women Changing The World” in 2016, Foreign Policy Magazine named her as one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers, Fast Company identified her as one of “100 Most Creative People in Business”, and Harper’s Bazaar featured her one of the “21st century heroes.” Most recently, she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for her humanitarian work with Women War Survivors and for her Global Journalism.
Marco is proud to partner with Zainab to drive fundraising efforts by providing bespoke and exclusive inspirational experiences for companies. As an acclaimed speaker and activist, Zainab has agreed to offer corporate speaking engagements at a reduced rate and she and Marco are donating 100% of the proceeds towards the cause. The experience can be crafted to suit your specific needs but it will be centered on women's rights, activism, courage, and leadership.
- Watch her TED Talk here.
- Watch her interview with Oprah here.
The proceeds will be donated between the following two charities in an effort to help 200+ women—high-profile due to their work in women's rights—and their families get to safety from Afghanistan:
This effort aims to raise the humanitarian aid required to help these at-risk Afghan women find safe haven.
During the 1-hour experience, Zainab will speak to the impact of global women empowerment, her life, and more:
- Zainab's background in women's empowerment and impact of the movement
- The importance of women's empowerment in many contexts - the workplace, the country, the world
- The ongoing situation in Afghanistan, sharing first-hand perspectives
- What we can do to help
Zainab has dedicated her life to addressing, serving, and inspiring women, globally. She has focused on those in developing countries, and survivors of war, crisis, and poverty.
Zainab is a world-renowned speaker. An experience with her would be a memorable and impactful addition to a virtual all-hands, company-wide assembly, or a department-wide meeting. Her talk will motivate, educate, and most importantly, help support women who need it.
We encourage you to consider this once-in-a-lifetime experience for your team.