Company: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Bellevue, WA
Company Description: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) is a global, integrated communications agency. For more than 25 years, the independently owned firm has developed strategic communications programs for innovative and world-changing clients, working to influence markets, inspire people and improve lives. The agency has more than 800 employees in 16 offices around the world.
Nomination Category: Media & Marketing Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Website of the Year
Nomination Title: Half the Sky Movement: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
When was this website first published?
The website launched in August of 2009.
Briefly describe the purpose of the nominated web site (up to 100 words). Include in this section the URL (web address) of the nominated web site. IMPORTANT: begin the url with http://, and enclose the complete URL in square brackets. For example, [http://www.yourwebsite.com]:
http://Halftheskymovement.org lays out an agenda for the world's women and three
major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence, and
maternal mortality. Launched in August 2009, the site supports a movement
sparked by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl
WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky.” High resolution imagery of women tells visual
stories while testimonials from world luminaries rotate nearby. Subpages invite
visitors to join the fight, connect on Twitter and Facebook, and engage with well-
positioned NGOs. Waggener Edstrom’s Social Innovation and Studio D teams
created http://www.HalftheSkyMovement.org to help carry the movement and its
List the names and titles of the people who are involved in creating and maintaining the nominated web site:
Waggener Edstrom’s Social Innovation and Studio D teams created
http://www.HalftheSkyMovement.org to help carry the movement and its agenda