Rebecca Walker

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Rebecca Walker

"Time Magazine named Rebecca Walker one of the fifty most influential American leaders under forty because of her transformative views on race, gender, sexuality and power-an award which has been followed by many others, including the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters and an Honorary Doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts...

"Rebecca may be best known for her role as the original leader and founder of Third Wave Feminism, the movement, and the co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, a non-profit that works through grant-making, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy to support young women ages 15 to 30 working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.

"Rebecca is the daughter of Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Alice Walker and esteemed civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal. She lives in Hawaii and Northern California with her son and his father." [1]

"For her leadership, she has received the NOW Intrepid Award, the Paz y Justicia Award from Vanguard, the Champion of Choice Award from CARAL, the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, among many others. When she was 25, Time Magazine named Rebecca one of fifty influential American leaders under forty.

"Rebecca has lectured at over 300 universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, and acted as a consultant to many organizations and corporations including Sony Music, Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase. She appears in Primary Colors, a Mike Nichols film, and recently hosted a series on new masculinity on Pacifica Radio. She sits on Gender PAC’s Parenting Advisory Council and the advisory board of the environmentalist organization Save the Bay." [2]

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  1. Biography, Rebecca Walker, accessed November 15, 2008.
  2. Rebecca Walker, Brooks International, accessed November 15, 2008.