Pat Mitchell

Founder, POWStrategies

Pat Mitchell

After serving as President and CEO of the Paley Center, Pat Mitchell is now its Senior Advisor. With decades of experience as a media executive, including as the first woman President and CEO of PBS and President of CNN Productions, and as a journalist and producer, Ms. Mitchell uses media as a force for social change, emphasizing women and media. She Co-Chairs the Women’s Media Center Board, chairs the Sundance Institute, and serves on the Boards of Acumen Fund and AOL. She is also Editorial Director and host of the annual TEDWomen conference.

“Whether or not the rise in sex trafficking is a response to a culture that condones sex for money, that objectifies women and girls, that plays into vulnerabilities resulting from poverty, homelessness, and abuse in the home, it is a reality and will not end without you.”