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Elizabeth Colton

  • City, State: San Francisco, California
  • Languages: English

About me:

I am a mom with 2 grown kids. I am a devoted advocate for and philanthropist to women's causes, human rights issues, the arts, and political campaigns. I am a member of many women’s organizations dedicated to bringing women together globally and educating and empowering them.

Exhibit change by:

As Board Chair of I.M.O.W., a position I have held since 1998, I have been privileged to provide the leadership to create and develop this visionary new institution. I am also an I.M.O.W. Global Council member.

I'm passionate about:

I am passionate about social justice and human rights, women's equal empowerment in every sphere.


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Promote Your African <br>Female Leader!

Promote Your African
Female Leader!

Nominate an African woman for a leadership position to Femmes Africa Solidarité. Her name will be added to a database that institutions will reference when filling vacancies --English.

Women Talk Peace

Women Talk Peace

Listen to Ugandan women speak about their experiences during the war and their efforts towards peace. Hear three radio programs in English, Swahili and Luganda.

Go Vote. Go Run. <br>Go Lead. Go Girl!

Go Vote. Go Run.
Go Lead. Go Girl!

Inspired to run, know you have the wits and the skills, but afraid you might not have the know-how? Then sign up for the White House Project's Vote, Run, Lead training program and learn the nuts and bolts of running for political office by focusing on areas like communications, fundraising, and campaigning.

Set an Example

Set an Example

Sign the White House Project’s Take Our Daughters to the Polls pledge and agree to show your daughter, sister, niece or friend how much voting matters by bringing her along on election day. -- English 

Join the Green Belt Movement

Join the Green Belt Movement

Want to empower women and reduce carbon emissions? Come plant and grow trees with the Green Belt Movement founded by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Take part in a Green Belt Safaris and get to know the women who built this inspiring movement from ground up. (English)


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From Women, Power and Politics:

Singing for Change

In the summer of 2003, twenty female musicians from Algeria, France and Argentina gathered in a recording studio in Paris, France. Their mission: to overturn Algeria's Family Code -- a set of laws that, for over 20 years, has relegated women to second-class citizenship. Their instrument: a song.

From Women, Power and Politics:

Drawing Democracy Worldwide
Featured Community Voice: Global Democracy Day

In 2007, the Global Democracy Day Initiative, an organization devoted to creating an International Day of Democracy, staged a competition for youth around the world to illustrate what democracy means to them. The three entries chosen as winners explore different applications of democracy from gender equality in the home to the importance of individual participation. Take a fascinating look into what democracy means to young people from different walks of life.

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