Equality Now’s Virtual Global Gala
Aired on October 12, 2021. Watch any time below!

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Join us to celebrate International Day of the Girl

Equality Now’s annual Make Equality Reality Gala is a unique celebration of arts, advocacy, and entertainment that inspires activism and celebrates those advocating for women and girls’ rights.

This year’s event coincides with Equality Now’s campaign around International Day of the Girl to raise funds and awareness of our work on behalf of girls around the world. This crucial support enables our team of human rights lawyers to use the law to protect and promote the rights of women and girls.

Thank you for being part of this movement. Together, we can create a just world with enduring equality for women and girls.

Please join us by making a gift for women and girls everywhere. Gifts made this week will be doubled - so your support will go twice as far! Head to our website to donate now.


Debbie Allen | Margaret Atwood | BETTY | Jane Fonda | Josh Gondelman | Diana Kellogg | Christine Lahti | Melissa McCarthy | Marjan Naderi | Tig Notaro | Paul Reiser | Sheetal Sheth | Gloria Steinem | Jodie Turner-Smith | Shaakirah Yasmina

  • Honoring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    Introduced by Gloria Steinem

  • Fourth Annual Changemaker Award

    Presented by
    Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE

    2021 Award Recipient Shantel Marekera
    in conversation with Jodie Turner-Smith

Gala Sponsors

  • Underwriting Sponsor

  • Champion of Change

    • gucci
  • Change Advocate

  • Change Agent

  • Change Supporter

  • Host Committee

    Margaret Atwood | Elisa deLaet Jagerson | Jane Fonda | Nancy & Jeffrey Goldstein | Chandra Jessee | Ann MacDougall & Jules Kaufman | Dan & Annette Kelly | Simone Lahorgue | LAPA Fundraising | Karen Lehner | Janvi Patel | Paula Ravets | Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami | Sheetal Sheth | Sue Smalley | Jennifer Allan Soros | Gloria Steinem | Julia Beardwood & Jonathan Willens | Amy Ziering

  • Special Thanks

    Rachel Decker
    Stephanie Green
    Ali Werner
    Strike Audio


  • Show Production

    • Do Great Projects
    • Cory O’Donnell, Producer
    • Kristin Whalley, Producer
    • Bex Schwartz, Writer
    • Nathaniel Pincus-Roth, Writer
    • Sara Benincasa, Writer
    • Ellie McCoy, Coordinator

    Website Design

    • Queue Development

    Lankenua’s Story

    • Written and directed by Katie Cappiello
  • Post Production

    • PostScript Creative
    • Jessica Rothert, Post Production Producer
    • Peter Saroufim, Lead Editor
    • Stephen Interrante, Lead GFX
    • Brad Allen Wilde, Editor
    • Brendan Merrill, Editor
    • Ethan Landry, Assistant Editor
    • Sasha Vagos, Assistant Editor
    • Muhammad Khan, Junior GFX


    • Slate PR