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Published on Apr 17, 2015
An emotional highlight of the week, the Skoll Foundation invites you to attend the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to honor the 2015 Awardees and to celebrate all those who are working to create a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Special presentation to Mrs. Graça Machel, recipient of the Skoll Global Treasure Award.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Sally Osberg – President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation Jeff Skoll – Chairman of the Jeff Skoll Group, Skoll Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund, Participant Media, and Capricorn Investment Group
RECIPIENTS OF THE 2015 SKOLL AWARD FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SKOLL GLOBAL TREASURE AWARD Graça Machel - Chair of the Board, Graça Machel Trust. Mrs. Graça Machel, is a renowned international advocate for women and children’s rights and has been a social and political activist over many decades. She currently serves in various capacities in several organizations, among them the Elders, the Africa Progress Panel, and the UN Millennium Development Goals Advocates Panel. Through these positions and independently, she continues to support efforts aimed at realizing the rights of Africa’s children and women on a number of key fronts.
Graca Machel will be interviewed by Ann Cotton, Founder and President of CAMFED
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Soweto Gospel Choir - Grammy Award winning Gospel Choir
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale social change. http://www.skollworldforum.org
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world's most pressing problems. http://www.skollfoundation.org