Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell is a media trailblazer (the first woman president of PBS, former president of CNN Productions, etc.), author, and activist warrior. She refuses to slow down; powered by the urgency she feels about the status of women throughout the world, the subject of much of her reporting—for which she has received 35 Emmys and 5 Peabody Awards.

These days, Pat is evangelizing audiences across the globe about her book, Becoming a Dangerous Woman, curating and hosting on the TED stage and through the Sundance Institute, collaborating with women in the Global South via V-Day, the Acumen Fund, and the Skoll Foundation, and re-writing the rules for the “third act” alongside friends like Jane Fonda and Sally Field.

She is also the co-founder of ConnectedWomenLeaders, a global coalition of women leaders across generations and geographies who are launching the first ever women-lead global campaign for climate justice, Project Dandelion.  

Audiences leave a moment with Mitchell feeling like they have no excuses for not stepping into their greatness. A few more of her accolades include: serving on the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Council for the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the board of the Women’s Media Center, Participant Media, Carter Center’s Board of Councilors, and a founding member of the VDAY Movement to end violence against women and girls and serves on CARE’s Global Advisory Council.

The Women’s Media Center honored Mitchell with its first-annual Lifetime Achievement Award, now named in her honor to recognize women whose media careers advance the representation of women. Pat has been recognized by Hollywood Reporter as one of the most powerful women in media, listed in Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” included on Huffington Post’s list of “Powerful Women Over 50,” and is a recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Leadership.

Pat Mitchell is a trailblazer and a relentless advocate for making the world a better place.
--Grand Magazine


Everyone has a circle of influence, but perhaps none like that of Pat Mitchell, the media and business leader who for decades has tirelessly championed the empowerment of women and girls.
--Luxure Magazine
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