Katie Couric is a journalist and author who co-hosted The Today Show for 15 years. She is outspoken advocate for gender equality and used much of her time on The Today Show and other programs to draw attention to women’s issues such as breast cancer awareness, domestic violence and sexual assault in the military.
Tyne Daly is an Emmy and Tony award winning actress who rose to prominence in the 1970s. She strongly advocated for marriage equality, giving a moving speech after a performance of the musical ‘It Shoulda Been You’, comparing the win for marriage equality to the fight for interracial marriage acceptance and her own marriage in the 1960s to an African American man. “I am so proud of my country, and I am so proud of the Supremes — who have made some bad decisions from time to time — but I think today is amazing.”
Eve Ensler is a playwright, activist and feminist. Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues in 1996. After the success of the play, Ensler collaborated with Willa Shalit to create V-Day, a global non-profit that has raised over $100 million for groups working towards ending domestic violence.