LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New women's empowerment platform, Femde, launches a powerful campaign to raise awareness for gender equality and women's rights. The campaign, #TheWomenAreComing, features a series of women from an array of professional backgrounds. Produced and directed by Myiea Coy, the series shares personal stories of achieving equality, the challenges to get there, and the lessons learned through the process. The brainchild of former VP of Marketing at Roc Nation, Liz Hausle, Femde was created to empower women globally and give them the tools and knowledge to achieve their greatest potential.
Hausle was inspired into action after the World Economic Forum predicted in 2015 that it would take at least 118 years to close the gender gap. Hausle, along with the Femde team and women all over the world believe this can be achieved in our lifetime and the United Nations agree. In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, the United Nations will reflect on how to accelerate the process through clear and direct initiatives such as the UN Women's Step It Up initiative, "Planet 5050 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality," and other existing commitments on gender.
"Our mission with #TheWomenAreComing is to educate and inspire men and women to take a stand for equality," said Liz Hausle, Founder and CEO of Femde. "It is critical to the world's growth and development to include the entire human race. To keep women out of the conversation is to deny a better and brighter future to the world."
#TheWomenAreComing handpicked powerful women who are relatable with a strong point of view. These women include:
- Nikki Bohannon, Veteran Music Manager
- Lorielle Broussard, General Manager for a full service digital agency, First East Circular
- Sara Christensen, Managing Director of External Relations for Raptor Group
- Michelle Edgar, Founder and CEO of The XX Project
- Liz Hausle, Founder and CEO of the female empowerment platform Femde; Board Member of First East Circular
- Raha Lewis, TV Personality and Journalist
- Heather Lindsey, respected operator, entrepreneur, and advisor
- Nazine Mandi, Singer and Actress
- Sheila Marmon, Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital
- Wynter Mitchell, Wynter Mitchell, PODCASTER, Pop Rocket and Digital Strategist
- Julia Rose, Founder & CEO of VaGenie
- Fiona Russell, established journalist and writer
- Livia Tortella, the founder and CEO of Black Box
- Geneva Wasserman, President of VW Enterprises
This is the first of many empowering events Femde will host throughout the year. The platform will continue to present in-depth editorials and curated content on issues that affect women every single day, as well as culture, news, health, fashion, and more. For additional information please visit www.femde.com and make sure to follow:
Femde was created by visionary Liz Hausle to empower women globally and give them the tools and knowledge to achieve their greatest potential. Femde launched spring 2015 with the empowerment website femde.com. The site hosts indepth editorials and curated content on issues that affect women every single day, as well as culture, news, health, fashion, and more. We are a talented community of exclusively female writers, content creators, producers, and directors. Our content is well-written, dependable, factual, and authentic. Our audience is a culture of women who believe in empowering women. She is motivated and inspired by positive images of other women. She wants to see a change in how women are represented in the media, and she wants equality. Femde is consistently creating content, developing partnerships, strategic alliances and opportunities that live up to those standards.
ABOUT LIZ HAUSLE, FOUNDER OF FEMDE
Liz Hausle is the founder and CEO of the female empowerment platform Femde; Board Member of First East Circular, the only full service leading digital agency of its kind; and established music & entertainment executive holding executive positions at JAY Z's Roc Nation, Columbia Records, and street label Loud Records. Liz has a unique understanding of the creative community and what inspires it. Her business acumen, credibility in the marketplace – with social and business leaders alike – gives her partners and relationships a unique access to a world of opportunity. She spearheaded and guided large scale teams to launch record label, management, and special event projects for JAY Z, Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Rita Ora, DJ Mustard, Timbaland, Maxwell, Three 6 Mafia and more. In addition, she oversaw multiple brand partnerships and relationships for talent including Spotify, YouTube, Apple, Pepsi, EOS, PUIG, Parlux, Starbucks, T Mobile, Jawbone, Translation, River Island, Def Jam, Columbia Records, RCA Records, Sony Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Republic, Interscope, Universal and Capitol Records. She says, "I am blessed to have worked with some of the biggest and best talent in the world. It was through those wonderful experiences that I came into my purpose to create opportunities for women through a platform and destination that empowers them, and gives them the tools and knowledge to achieve their greatest potential."