“I’ve seen the lives of thousands changed due to the sharing of knowledge. Women starting their own businesses, basic healthcare and safe childbirth in place, agricultural and other improvements leading to true self-reliance in whole communities. The people I met understood that the true ability to change our circumstances comes within our own selves. Having that mindset paired with the right resources is powerful. This is the key to ending hunger in our world.”
So shared Trina Limpert, a Senior Strategy Performance Manager at eBay in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to her day job, Ms. Limpert is an active ambassador for The Hunger Project, a volunteer in local and national efforts to empower girls in technology, a nominee for Utah’s Women in Tech Awards, and an active leader in eBay Women in Technology, a worldwide member organization whose mission is to support the success of women at eBay.
Recently Ms. Limpert organized an event in Salt Lake City that saw women coming together from eBay offices from Portland to New York to Bangalore via video conference, all drawn to the idea that women around the world could unleash their creativity, energy and voices to raise funds to empower their sisters living in conditions of hunger and poverty around the world.
This is the purpose of The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women campaign. eBay’s Women in Technology invested $10,000 in The Hunger Project’s campaign, and staff members have joined forces to raise the same amount from family, friends and colleagues on the campaign’s online platform. Funds raised will support The Hunger Project’s work in 16,000 communities worldwide to empower women and men to end their own hunger and poverty.
“Unleashed Women is a powerful global movement for women who have a vision and want to make a real difference in the world,” said Suzanne Mayo Frindt, President and CEO of The Hunger Project. “As people join the movement, they are standing for a brighter future for women everywhere. And, they are also connected with other women around the world so we can support each other on this journey.”
“The Hunger Project takes the long-term view – empowering women and men to make progress in combating hunger and poverty. It is a sustainable model and will have a far-reaching impact globally. It is very much aligned with our eBay Women in Technology mission to empower women and men to thrive, grow and connect,” said Ishita Majumdar President of eBay Women in Technology.
The Unleashed Women campaign is active in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.unleashedwomen.org.
For all media inquiries or interviews with The Hunger Project and Ambassadors, contact Jenna Recuber, Senior Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 212 251 9110.