Keynote speaker: Emily May
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!
Emily is the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, an Ashoka Fellow, and a Prime Movers Fellow. In 2005, at the age of 24, she co-founded Hollaback! in New York City, and in 2010 she became its first full-time Executive Director.
Under her leadership, the organization launched the “I’ve Got Your Back” bystander intervention campaign in 2011—and began providing bystander intervention trainings. Hollaback!’s bystander intervention trainings have scaled to over 50 cities in 25 countries. She also launched HeartMob, Hollaback!'s platform designed to support people being harassed online using bystander intervention tactics, and The People’s Supper, a collaboration to designed to bring people together to repair the fissures in our relationships, heal, and bridge difference.
Emily believes that by having each other’s backs, we can disrupt cycles of hate and create a world where everyone has the right to feel safe and confident. Emily has a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and has won over ten awards for her work including the TEDCity 2.0 Prize.
Click Here to watch Emily’s TEDTalk on the impact and fight against street harassment.