“That last sight – of Sokha Chen dancing – may have been the most moving thing of all ” Tina Brown in her closing remarks describing the 2011 Women in the World Conference
This video is an excerpt from 10x10’s presentation on stage at Women in the World - the first 5 minutes are a preview of Sokha’s story from our film; in the last few minutes you can watch Sokha dancing live on stage.
10x10 was featured as the finale to Tina Brown’s Women in the World conference at New York City’s Henry Hotel last week. 10x10’s scope and scale inspired the influential audience of women leaders with its combination of creative storytelling, robust partnerships, and global opportunities for action and engagement. 10x10 is the active implementation of the values that inspire Women in the World – that the global community can come together to create meaningful impact on the lives of girls and women. The opportunity for Sokha Chen, one of the girls who will be featured in the 10x10 film, to participate live on stage at the event was incredible –the video piece and live apsara dance performance – visually demonstrating the potential of girls to overcome adversity – was a true highlight of the event.
Sokha and the 10x10 team were able to meet with global leaders from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the new head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet during the conference. Many 10x10 partners and allies including World Vision,Plan International USA, Room to Read, the UN Foundation, the Intel Corporation, Women for Women International, A New Day Cambodia, Nawal el Sadaawi, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Isobel Coleman, and Juju Chang participated in the event. Women in the World was an amazing opportunity for 10x10 to solidify our existing relationships and make new connections with corporations, philanthropists, and media representatives who will help spread our global message that educating girls will change the world. We talked with women leaders from Egypt to Tanzania, from Italy to Chile, all excited to learn about the project and eager to be involved.
We were thrilled at the opportunity to present a preview of one of the stories that will comprise the 10x10 film to the influential network of women participating and to the global audience for the Women in the World livestream. You can watch the full 10x10 video segment of the conference on the Women in the World livestream site.