As chief impact officer, Holly Gordon oversees all development and execution of social impact campaigns for Participant Media, further strengthening the company’s mission to create entertainment that compels and inspires social change. These global, multi-year campaigns are driven by the company’s content and powered by strategic partnerships to address the most important issues of our time.
Before joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an executive producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012. Gordon serves as board chair of Girl Rising and is the co-chair of The Nantucket Project (TNP) Academy, an accelerator for social change leaders and ideas. Prior to launching the TNP Academy and Girl Rising, Gordon served as director of content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. Gordon is a member of the 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, serves on the boards of Unreasonable Group and All In Together and is a strategic advisor to The One Love Foundation.