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Ashley Judd, Freida Pinto Join Growing List of Social Good Summit Speakers

     
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The 2015 Mashable Social Good Summit is just days away and the list of speakers continues to grow. Ashley Judd and Freida Pinto are two of the newly announced speakers for the Summit in NYC September 27-28.

According to Mashable, Judd has spent more than a decade as ambassador for Population Services International and “traveling the world to bring light to the effects of poverty, social injustice and gender inequality. She recently joined lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to support the International Violence Against Women Act, which calls on the Secretary of State and U.S. Agency of International Development to address the issue of violence against women.”

Freida Pinto, international actress and model, and advocate for education and gender equality has also been named a speaker. Pinto’s work as “global ambassador for Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign has helped support girls’ education worldwide, and her recent collaboration with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the Call to Action – Girl Rising campaign showcases the power of education in transforming girls’ lives.”

Other names on the list of dozens of speakers include:

• Victoria Beckham, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador
• Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
• Ben Ainslie, Olympic Champion Sailor
• Kathy Calvin, CEO, United Nations Foundation
• Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO, Mashable
• Laveren Cox, Actress and Advocate
• Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
• Ndaba Mandela, Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation
• Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
• Patti Smith, Singer, Songwriter, and Activist
• Charlize Theron, United Nationals Messenger of Peace
• Henry Timms, Executive Director 92Y

Watch a recap of the 2014 Social Good Summit

For more details on the upcoming Social Good Summit in NYC, click here.

Melody Harstine Foster

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