MASTER OF CEREMONIES NAOMI WOLF
Master of Ceremonies
Bestselling author, public intellectual, and social activist Naomi Wolf doesn’t just comment on our world’s most pervasive problems, she aims to solve them. Encouraging readers and audiences to take charge of their lives, Wolf gives them specific ways to change the world. Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, The Beauty Myth, challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s. The New York Times called it one of the most important books of the 20th century.
Wolf’s New York Times bestseller, The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, is a call to preserve liberty and democracy. The book won the 2008 Nautilus Silver Award for social change and activism while The New York Times called the documentary version “pointedly inflammatory.” Her book, Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries, includes effective tools for citizens to promote civic engagement and create sustainable democracy.
Wolf is a regular columnist for Project Syndicate, a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post, and writes cultural commentary for The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her TV appearances include Meet the Press and The Colbert Report.
A graduate of Yale and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Wolf was a consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign on women’s issues and social policy. Currently, she’s finishing a doctoral program on the history of discrimination law at Oxford University. A Fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Wolf is also a Consultant for Barnard's Athena Center for Leadership Studies.
A charismatic personality with a passion for activism, she is a co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization that teaches leadership to young women, and The American Freedom Campaign, a grass roots democracy movement in the United States. In 2012 Wolf and a team of collaborators launched the website, DailyClout, designed to help people build political clout and increase their activism.