Nancy Schwartzman is an app developer, filmmaker and catalyst for social change who believes storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls. She is the winner of the White House “Apps Against Abuse” challenge, was recently named Top 50 Global Leaders Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and “10 Filmmakers to Watch” by Independent Magazine.
She is the director and producer of the documentary films The Line (Media Education Foundation, 2009) and xoxosms (May 2011), which broadcast on POV. She has brought “The Line” and the award-winning The Line Campaign to over 65 Universities in person, and spoken to students and young people around the world. She is in production on a documentary feature on Steubenville, Ohio, examining rape culture in the 21st century.
Nancy is the founder and CEO of the start up Tech 4 Good, LLC., which created the Circle of 6 App. Circle of 6 won the Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge, a national competition launched in July 2011 by Vice President Joe Biden and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The first safety app of its kind, Circle of 6 is being used by over 250,000 people in 32 countries, and currently localized the United States and New Delhi, India. Circle of 6 U, the version of the app built specifically for college campuses is being used by Williams College, UCLA and Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
She is an impact producer and new media consultant, Schwartzman has worked with films like the Oscar nominated The Invisible War (Sundance, 2012) and Girl Model (POV, 2011). With each film she matched the right new media platform, messaging and ask to maximize audience engagement and enact policy change. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, MTV and more.
Drawing on her experience in the field of transmedia activism and gender-based violence prevention, she is a much sought-after speaker, traveling to colleges, conferences, community centers, high schools and non-profits in the Unites States. She is also a speaker at the White House, United Nations, World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, TEDxSheffield, DOCNYC, Media that Matters, Sheffield Doc Fest, Nordisk Panorama and colleges and conferences around the world.
Schwartzman is the recipient of grants from the Fledgling Fund, Cinereach Reach Film Fellowship, Avon Foundation, the Progressive Women’s Voices program and the Sea Change Residency. She is working on a new film about Steubenville, Ohio, and is a graduate of Columbia University. www.nancyschwartzman.com
To schedule a college screening or speaking engagement contact:
Kevin R. MacRae
MacRae Speakers & Entertainment, LLC