CLBR Segment 2: Finding the Answer with GWEN’s Tess Cacciatore


Tess Cacciatore
Cofounder and COO of the GWEN Network

She’s a music producer, a social entrepreneur, a tech executive and more importantly CLBR’s special guest as we talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the GWEN Alert.

One in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.

Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

(1) Meet GWEN . . . It’s You.

The Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a global online community that harnesses the power of technology and multimedia to connect and empower those suffering from abuse. Through mobile and online platforms, GWEN provides communication and cause-related solutions that inspire victims to cultivate, strengthen, and share their inner voice to gain confidence and heal.

GWEN’s primary audience is women of all ages who have faced abuse. However, men are also welcomed into our community, fostering a holistic and inclusive education and healing process. GWEN invites supporters, mentors, inspirational and motivational coaches to join the community, including medical, mental and health specialists. The MIND, BODY, SOUL connection is a deep part of the healing process, and when integrated, can provide victims the needed strength and conviction to stay the course of healing.

GWEN teaches love and acceptance throughout the healing process and provides GWEN members, viewers, and contributors a safe, nurturing and judgment-free forum for creative expression — allowing victims to share their stories, while also providing an opportunity to learn positive and concrete tools to empower themselves, their families, and their community.

Tapping into GWEN’s cutting-edge technologies and multimedia programming, participants are able to build confidence and learn life-changing skills.  Programs include interactive online courses, mobile applications, the GWEN TV series, healthy product lines and more.

GWEN is you. GWEN is me. GWEN is every woman, man and child who is committed to take a stand for victims of abuse; empower them to find their voice, and have that voice be heard.

Collectively, we can transform and save lives, and eradicate the vicious cycle of violence and abuse.

(2) The GWEN App — it’s Free

(3)  Tess Cacciatore

Tess Cacciatore is an award-winning producer, videographer, journalist and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life advocating for peace, justice and equality around the globe.

Prior to joining GWEN, Cacciatore was the founder and executive director of the World Trust Foundation, an organization that mentors youth to become future leaders working for a sustainable world. Throughout the past decade Cacciatore has traveled the globe connecting youth-focused non-profit organizations, inspiring youth to learn, think and take action for positive change in their lives, in their local communities and in the global community.

Cacciatore has spoken regularly at the United Nations (Geneva and New York) and other international platforms on behalf of children and the important use of media and technology to bridge the cultures of the world.

She has addressed thousands of people through numerous conferences, workshops and festivals, and millions through radio and TV appearances. Media appearances include: “The Today Show,” “Prime Time with John Stossel,” “Waking Up in America,” “The Lisa Garr Show” and several cable talk shows. She has also appeared in such publications as: Family Circle, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register, and Parenting Magazine.

Cacciatore hosted a weekly radio show called “Live Feed” to raise awareness of the FEED 333 program under the World Trust umbrella that spanned each holiday season from 2005-2008. She recently appeared in three feature films about her work (“The Millionaire Mind,” “The Peace Project,” and “Voices of Women”).

Cacciatore’ s career as a producer in the entertainment and technology industries has spanned more than 20 years, and drives the global productions through GWEN. Productions and events include: Earth Day LA, Human Rights Symposiums for Youth, live-streamed broadcasts connecting world leaders at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and fundraising programs that have served the homeless and needy globally. Cacciatore was an instrumental part of raising funds to feed 1.3 million children in 33 days through social networking and build 38 homes in Sri Lanka in answer to the 2005 tsunami. She has traveled the United States and abroad to conduct empowerment camps, workshops and mentorship curriculum, to name a few.

Cacciatore has participated on many boards over the years including Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) where she held the position of vice president and interim president of the Los Angeles Chapter. She also served on the board of Offbeat Prodigies (an organization that mentors gifted children with special needs). She is also a founding member of the Women’s Speakers Association.

In 2003 Cacciatore was awarded the Fete d’ Excellence within the Sub-Commission for Human Rights at the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland) for her work in educational entertainment.

(4)  Contact

Global Women’s Empowerment Network
8730 Sunset Blvd., #250
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Contact: Tess Cacciatore
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