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A Brief Introduction To The League Of Extraordinary Women

  • Every change agent needs an agency. Here's the Rolodex of inaugural members in our League of Extraordinary Women. Click through page to learn more and tweet your thoughts or ideas for more members using #ImWithTheLeague. (Remember you don't have to be in the League--or even a woman--to be with the League!)
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  • <strong>Founder and CEO, Samasource</strong></br>
Has connected poor individuals to work for LinkedIn, Intuit, and Google.
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  • <strong>President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media/She Made It</strong></br>
TV legend (CNN, PBS) uses media as a platform to tell women's stories that otherwise would not be heard.
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  • <strong>Director of External Partnerships, Zynga.org </strong></br>
Leveraged the generosity of Zynga gamers to build a Haitian school.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/laura-pincus-hartman">Read more on Laura Pincus Hartman</a>
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  • <strong>Global Director of Women's Economic Empowerment, Coca-Cola</strong></br>
The company's for-profit 5 By 20 initiative aims to support 5 million women entrepreneurs worldwide by 2020.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/charlotte-oades">Read more on Charlotte Oades</a>
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  • <strong>Cofounder, Keep A Child Alive </strong></br>
KCA-funded Rwandan HIV/AIDS clinic treats more than 2,300 patients.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/alicia-keys">Read more on Alicia Keys</a>
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  • <strong>CEO and President, Nike Foundation </strong></br>
The Girl Effect launched a journalism program in three African nations.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/maria-eitel">Read more on Maria Eitel</a>
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  • <strong>President and Co-Chair, NoVo Foundation </strong></br>
$1 billion fund made 115 grants in 2011, totaling just over $46 million.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/jennifer-buffett">Read more on Jennifer Buffett</a>
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  • <strong>Cocreator, Half The Sky Movement</strong></br>
Turned reporting on women's rights into a PBS series airing this fall.
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<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/women-heroes/2012/sheryl-wudunn">Read more on Sheryl WuDunn</a>
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  • <strong>Founder, Tory Burch Foundation </strong></br>
Supports women-owned businesses via mentorships and microloans.
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Every change agent needs an agency. Here's the Rolodex of inaugural members in our League of Extraordinary Women.

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