GWEN Co-Founder and COO Tess Cacciatore will take the stage at 11:00 a.m. on March 11 with WeVideo Inc.
Online PR News – 09-March-2013 – Newhall, California – Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA (March 8, 2013) – In a highly anticipated South By Southwest (SXSW) panel about personal empowerment through collaborative video storytelling, executives from the Global Women’s Empowerment Network's (GWEN), along with leading online video editor WeVideo, will discuss “Changing Lives Through Collaborative Video Storytelling."
“Collaborative video is an empowering medium because it brings people with common stories together who may not have the resources to ever meet in person,” says Cacciatore, who is also an award-winning producer, videographer, journalist and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to advocate for peace, justice and equality around the world.
“We’re on a mission, to help abused women share their stories of empowerment, and that means the technologies we implement need to be simple and very accessible. We embedded the WeVideo editor into our site so anyone who visits can click it, make a video and share it with our network. We’ve found that when you give these women the right tools, you just have to stand back and let their stories do the talking.”
Global online non-profit community, GWEN, harnesses the power of technology and multimedia to connect and empower those suffering from abuse. WeVideo, the cloud-based video software technology provider is GWEN's partner in the "Tell Us Your Story" campaign, a global search for the most moving empowerment stories.
“We think of WeVideo as a digital window that lets anyone easily use their webcam, or even cell phone to make a video that tells their story,” says Floisand. “We are proud to work with GWEN because their work is important and their audience needs tools like WeVideo to spread messages of empowerment.”
To participate in the "Tell Us Your Story" campaign, people are invited to submit a video up to three minutes long focusing on such topics as domestic abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, bullying and human trafficking.
Following the panel Cacciatore will demonstrate how GWEN utilizes the technology for its “Tell Us Your Story” campaign at WeVideo's booth at the same venue (Come and Capture Film Factory) from 2 – 4 p.m.