MAVIS LENO

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$7,501 to $15,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: California

VIDEOS:
No videos listed.

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS

  • Women's Rights
  • Feminist Issues
  • Gender Apartheid

Categories

Current Events | Diversity | Politics | After Dinner Speaker | Author | Celebrity | Ethics | Globalization | Teamwork | Women's Issues

Biography

Mavis Nicholson Leno is the Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls, and has been one of the United States’ most outspoken critics of the Taliban’s horrific treatment of women. Leno joined the Board of Directors of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1997, after playing an active role in the effort to defeat Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action initiative on the 1996 California ballot.

Ms. Leno assumed her role as Chair of the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan in 1997, less than one year after the Taliban’s brutal treatment of women began. She testified on gender apartheid in March 1998 before Senator Diane Feinstein of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and consistently urged the Clinton and Bush Administrations as well as the U.S. Congress to do more to restore women’s human rights in Afghanistan. Her involvement in the Feminist Majority’s Campaign was also instrumental in defeating the energy company UNOCAL’s efforts to construct an oil pipeline across Afghanistan that would have supplied the Taliban with over $100 million and dramatically increased their control in the region.

Mavis Leno is currently a leader in the effort to make the restoration of women’s rights a nonnegotiable element of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, and has been at the forefront of insuring that the plight of Afghan women is included in the world’s reporting of the war in Afghanistan. Television appearances include Larry King Live, The Today Show, CNN with Paula Zahn, Hardball with Chris Mathews, MSNBC Nightly News and the Tonight Show. Mavis has also been featured in articles in TIME, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, US Magazine and People Magazine.

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers
 

Similar Speaker

Sam Horn

Sam Horn, The Intrigue Expert, has a 25+ year track record as a communication strategist with international clients including Cisco, Fortune 500 Forum, MPI, Intel, NASA and Four Seasons Resorts.  

As President of Sam Horn Keynotes—Consulting—Creative
More>>

Jack Canfield

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the
More>>

Lenora Billings-Harris

Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Lenora partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage diversity in order to increase
More>>

Siemon Scamell-Katz

Crusader and pioneer, Siemon Scamell-Katz is the Founder of TNS Magasin, the international shopper strategy consultancy in 1991, and Global Director of TNS Retail and Shopper Area of Expertise.

Siemon was one of the first practitioners of shopper
More>>


TRANSLATE:

Architects, developers and facility managers have selected Brikley's performance-engineered toilet partition and shower cubicle with confidence since 1998. As a market leader, Brikley delivers building owner value through design excellence, multiple options, code compliance, and long-lasting durability. If you choose us, we can provide best toilet partition systems for you.

At List Outdoor, we are happy to provide unbiased and informative reviews of the most popular outdoor gears. From the camping tent to backpack to crossbow, you can totally expect our regular update of the latest in-season reviews of outdoor products.
The achievements of rolex replica watches in Swiss Fake Rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. You should know men always like watches. They will cost much for fake watches. Sometimes men also like cheap replica watches in fact. And sometimes you may need replica watches when you went out. The luxury replica watches can make you perfect in your life. I just like Replica Watches for some reasons! Their freedom and importance have enabled the representation of time with replica watches market. The pieces that adhere to the replica watches uk highest standards.You may like designer replica watches online. They are high quality replica watches to men. Its past as an inventor has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. All kinds of Replica Watches UK store for sale. But in my opinion, choosing high quality swiss replica watches is a good thing to men.