On September 2nd, millions will sing along with one voice to achieve one goal: to empower all disenfranchised women and girls around the world by elevating the conversation about gender equality. A singular fundraising event, followed a week later by a Google-hosted discussion of gender equality solutions between a first-rate, international, female panel of empowered, cultural influencers.
At Make My Voice Matter, we believe in equality for every mother, daughter, sister and wife on the planet. Instead of waiting around for someone else to change the world, we decided to take action.
Our goal is to elevate the global conversation about female empowerment and gender equality by engaging millions of women to speak out and share their stories using #MakeMyVoiceMatter and #MyVoiceMatters across all social media platforms.
Act One: On September 2nd, watch the live stream event on YouTube where you'll have a front-row seat to the first ever performance of Gary Catona, Nick Milo and Aubrey Logan’s 'My Voice Matters,' in a 'teach the world to sing along' performed by award-winning entertainer Aubrey Logan and conducted by Gary Catona.
Before the sing-along, Maestro Catona will be giving the 'greatest voice lesson in history,' taking all those watching the YouTube live stream through the same exercises that he has used with all of his famous students, from Whitney Houston to Andrea Bocelli to Steven Tyler to numerous other superstars. This is a once in a lifetime experience.
Act Two: a week later, log on to the Talks at Google YouTube channel; connect with thousands of viewers around the world and watch our Talks at Google discussion with our international panel of empowered female voices: Women's Advocate Aimee Mullins, Founder of 'Journey Through Change' Hala Kazim; ACLU's Melissa Goodman; UN Women representative Oisika Chakrabarti; Women & Children's Embassy founder Arlette Nkurayija, and more, on female empowerment and gender equality solutions.
When social enterprise and authentic passion combine to create a better world - a world of equality - great things can happen! Make history - end the abuse - make a difference - end objectification - break the web - and make your voice matter! Turn up the volume by sharing and downloading the song 'My Voice Matters'. Where will you be on September 2nd?
How did we get there?
It all began with a crazy idea. Right from the start, top-ranking Google executive Jim Young jumped onboard and offered us The Googleplex (Google HQ) to host our live stream event.
Women's Advocate Aimee Mullins agreed to lend her voice to our Talks at Google panel discussion. Word got out. Next thing we knew, we were partnering with the UN Women's HeForShe campaign, made famous by Emma Watson; then Melissa Goodman from the American Civil Liberties Union joined our ranks. Arlette Nkurayija, Rwandan genocide survivor turned lawyer/philanthropist, brought a compelling story of resilience to the panel.
We all seek the same thing: equality. Our shared message now has the potential to transcend to a higher level: a global movement of millions of women, men and children that would initiate real change from the grassroots all the way up to our leaders.