Organization: Equal Access
Equal Access International was founded in 2000 to empower underserved communities across the developing world with life-changing information and education. In designing Equal Access’ approach to social change, Ronni Goldfarb, founder and CEO, drew on two seemingly contrasting professional experiences: 15 years as a media professional and executive producer designing and implementing mass media communications programs for Fortune 500 corporations and United Nations Agencies; and her earlier work in non-formal education with disadvantaged youth through the practice of humanistic education.
Working in the world of strategic multi-media communications, Ronni gained an appreciation for the broad power of media to launch new ideas, shape beliefs and catalyze change at scale. At the other end of the spectrum, working in groups with at-risk youth, she experienced the importance of listening and dialogue for building self-esteem and inspiring young people to improve their lives. Read more
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