Women and girls everywhere are stepping into leadership roles, working to improve their communities, and innovating in science, the arts, business, and governance. Yet there is still much to do to deliver on the promise of equal access, justice, and opportunity for women and girls worldwide. Women and Girls Lead is a strategic media campaign to support and sustain a growing movement to empower them, their communities, and future generations. Learn More
Watch A Path Appears

Women and Girls Lead Pillar Program

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to the USA, Colombia, Haiti, and Kenya to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them. Learn more

Meet Our Leadership Council

The distinguished members of our Leadership Council are highly accomplished individuals who have displayed a personal, ongoing commitment to inspire citizen and leadership action to achieve gender equity around the world. Members of the Council help connect the dots of government, media, Hollywood, and NGOs to energize, expand, and amplify the movement to empower women and girls, their communities, and future generations. Learn more


Women and Girls Lead Pillar Program

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Learn more

Get Involved

We invite stations to partner with Women and Girls Lead through Community Cinema screenings, OVEE (online social screenings), Community Classroom educator resources, and more, in addition to making connections with local community organizations and NGO chapters affiliated with the campaign. Learn more

Explore the Women and Girls Lead Film Collection

Events & Resources

Women and Girls Lead offers a collection of films by prominent independent filmmakers. Starting with more than 50 documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers—and adding content from media makers and new partners along the way—Women and Girls Lead brings to life extraordinary leaders and citizens on the front lines of economic development, violence prevention, business and governance, education, and health. See complete list of films

Introducing Women and Girls Lead Global

Women and Girls Lead Global is a three-year, nine-country, 30-film media project to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide, creating a 10-episode documentary film series each year about women and girls rising above dire circumstances to seek better lives for themselves, their families, and communities. Learn more