Women of Impact, awarded with the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant in 2019, consists of 150+ original interviews with women in 30+ countries, conversations in communities, and an academic internship at Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
The Program features women from around the world who are driving cultural, social, and economic impact. These stories are often untold in the general media and are left uncelebrated and unsupported while these people and their projects matter greatly to the health and wealth of a society.
The Women of Impact book by impactmania’s founder, Paksy Plackis-Cheng and a foreword by first President of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Pat Mitchell, features 130 interviews with women in 30 countries. They all speak about their work and what is needed to drive cultural, social, and economic impact. Now Available: eBook or Softcover
“Amazing project that truly highlights the accomplishments of women today. The spectrum of women selected for this elite group is remarkable. In my opinion, the most remarkable part is how much all these women, young and old, have a sincere desire to impact the world in a positive way.”
The Women of Impact museum exhibition underscores some of the featured women’s contributions through audio/visual installations. Additionally, there are opportunities for the public to add their own voice. Learn More