We go higher
SOME CURSE THE DARKNESS. OTHERS LIGHT A CANDLE. From the surviving loved ones of victims and survivors of the attacks of September 11th, Manchester, Las Vegas, Newtown, Orlando, and Parkland, comes WE GO HIGHER: a light-bearing, global documentary feature film and short series that delivers hope and inspires healing resilience in all moments of loss. Currently in production.
Benefitting Tuesday’s Children
Women Rising is the founding partner, director, and producer of ProtectHer. With the belief that in order to safeguard the dorm rooms, we have to activate the influence of the locker rooms, ProtectHer is a first of its kind sexual assault prevention program focused on male athletes. The four-part film series is made up of a feature length documentary and three short companion pieces, accompanied by a companion educational curriculum. The program is available for license to schools and universities and delivered via a protected, proprietary digital platform.
Benefitting It's On Us
A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY
As producers of A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, Women Rising oversaw every aspect of the film. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Lizzie was bullied in school and online as she discovered a video labeling her “The Ugliest Woman in the World”. Lizzie’s story proves that there is life on the other side of bullying and that self-worth and compassion are essential on that journey. With a world premiere at SXSW, the film went on to win 10 festival awards and qualified for the Academy Award, turning Lizzie into a national hero along the way.
Benefitting The Megan Meier Foundation
Professor Iris Apfel’s UT in NYC
Women Rising was hired by The University of Texas at Austin to produce a short film documenting their award-winning UT in NYC program. This celebrity taught experiential learning program is like none other in the world for students because it is programmed by legendary New York City fashion icon and visiting professor Iris Apfel.
In Partnership with the University of Texas at Austin
2018 The United State of Women
Women Rising directed and produced all filming at the 2018 United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles headlined by Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Our team filmed and streamed the 8 hour summit as well as brought Hollywood together for the first time to stream and sponsor the programming for women across the country. Women Rising was very proud to unite YouTube and Facebook as co-streaming partners with Dreamworks TV, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures as co-sponsors of the summit.
FEMALE STORYTELLERS CONTEST
In partnership with Lionsgate, Imagine Entertainment, Women Rising and the director of The Spy Who Dumped Me , we are creating an opportunity for female storytellers to share meaningful, heartfelt, and hilarious stories with the world. Inspired by The Spy Who Dumped Me, a hilarious buddy comedy starring Mila Kunis and Kate KcKinnon and directed by Susanna Fogel, we are inviting female filmmakers to share their stories about enduring friendships - with lots of laughs! The winner will be chosen and rewarded $15,000 to create their next short film, a trip to Los Angeles for an influencer screening of The Spy Who Dumped Me and a meet and greet with the filmmakers.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES NYC
March for Our Lives was created, inspired, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short, dozens injured and thousands impacted in Parkland, Florida, Women Rising came on board as Consulting Producers for the March for our Lives NYC to help amplify the voices of survivors.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH MARIA SHRIVER
To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, Women Rising hosted a sold out, private book signing in Austin featuring Maria Shriver and her New York Times Best Seller, "I've Been Thinking... Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." Women coming together to champion each other one heroine at a time: welcome to what's ahead for Women Rising!
UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT
In 2016, the inaugural United State of Women Summit convened in partnership with the Obama Administration's White House Council of Women and Girls. The event drew more than 2.6 billion impressions worldwide. The USOW isn't just a conference— it's a powerful gathering of women and allies from across the country who know their energy and power will break down barriers that stand between women and full equality. Women Rising is proud to come on board as Executive Producers for the 2018 USOW Summit.