4th Annual Rise Up Breakfast
WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 AM
WHERE: Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
We extend our deepest gratitude to attendees and supporters of Rise Up's Annual Breakfast 2018, where we celebrated the power of girls, women, and allies to drive change across the globe.
Together we raised a phenomenal sum of more than $150,000 to fuel the work of Rise Up leaders and changemakers in the U.S. and around the world! We are thrilled and deeply grateful for this tremendous show of support.
Thank you for Rising Up with us, and stay tuned for details about next year's event!
Our 2018 Annual Breakfast Speakers
Rise Up Youth Champion
Yeabsira is a powerful activist for girls' and women's health and rights in Ethiopia and around the world. A member of Rise Up’s Youth Champions cohort, Yeabsira is the Executive Director of the Consortium of Youth Development Organizations in Ethiopia (COYDOE). With support from Rise Up's Youth Champions Initiative, Yeabsira launched a gaming pilot program to promote sexual and reproductive health among youth in Ethiopia. Honored as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion by the United Nations and World Merit, Yeabsira was named an SDG Goalkeeper by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Yeabsira has a B.A. in Economics from Arba Minch University and is currently pursuing a Master's in Development Management at American University School of International Service.
CEO of the Cummins Foundation
Mary is a renowned leader in corporate responsibility and philanthropy with a deep commitment to providing access to opportunity, especially for women and girls. She is the CEO of the Cummins Foundation and the Vice-President of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at Cummins Inc., a Fortune 200 company. Since joining Cummins in 2011, she and her team have led the development of key strategic community programs including, Cummins Powers Women. In April, Cummins Powers Women partnered with Rise Up to launch a $6 million partnership to advance social justice and improve education, equity and opportunity for girls and women around the world. She has a law degree from Indiana University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ricardo Preciado Jiménez
Rise Up Leader
Rise Up Fellow Ricardo Preciado Jimenez is a human rights lawyer and gender equity activist in Mexico. He is the legal advisor for Animos Novandi, an organization dedicated to human security and youth empowerment through sex education, health services, and life-skills building. With support from Rise Up, Ricardo is designing and implementing a “new masculinities” curriculum in public schools statewide to address violence against women and redefine gender norms. Ricardo has a law degree in strategic litigation in Human Rights and is currently finishing his inter-institutional doctorate in Human Rights and Social Justice. He has certifications in the Regional System and the Universal System of protection of Human Rights from the Inter-American Institute of Social Responsibility and Human Rights (IIRESODH) and the Universidad de la Plata.