Actor, Activist, Entrepreneur
Jodie Patterson's accolades are as plentiful as they are diverse. An active LGBTQAI advocate whose speaking engagements include a TEDx Talk, she is also Board Director for the Human Rights Campaign, and sits on advisory teams for the Ackerman Institute, Mount Sinai, and the non-profit Community of Unity. Jodie has also launched two beauty companies, which have received praise from the New York Times, Glamour and Vogue, and co-owns the acclaimed Joe’s Pub at New York City's Public Theater. In 2017 she was appointed by the United Nations as a Champion of Change for her advocacy. (Oh, and did we mention she is also a mother of five?!)
Did You Know?
In the years 2006 – 2017, the percentage of women speakers giving TEDx Talks increased from less than 25% to more than 55% (or, the majority).