Debra Chase is an Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning television and movie producer, whose company, Martin Chase Productions, has been affiliated with The Walt Disney Company since 2001. Much of her work has focused on women. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Law School, Ms. Chase serves on the boards of Mount Holyoke, the New York City Ballet, and the Second Stage Theatre. In 2012, Black Enterprise Magazine named her one of the Ten Most Bankable African-American Movie Producers in Hollywood, based upon worldwide box offices—the only woman on the list.
“It is the obligation of a civilized society to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I am horrified by the evil that some women must endure in order to survive.”