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Jan 15

Moments of Voice for Malala
Malala Yousufzai, a fifteen year old Pakistani blogger, has been using her voice ...

Nov 27

Information and Communication Technology
A new article in The Guardian explores how information and communication technology can be used to empower girls worldwide. ...

Oct 2

Half the Sky
AUDACIA participants will be interested to see this new piece of work from Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn ...

Aug 17

10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...

August 3

DFID Girls’ Education Challenge
DFID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, is sponsoring a Girls’ Education Challenge. ...

Elizabeth Colton

Elizabeth Colton is the Founding President of the International Museum of Women (IMOW), and served as Board Chair from 1993-2010. She continues to serve as a member of the museum's Global Council, a diverse group of international leaders committed to improving the lives of women. IMOW is an online social change museum that values the lives of women worldwide ( reaches more than 600,000 women and men from over 200 countries each year.

Elizabeth is an advocate and philanthropist to women's causes, human rights issues, the arts and political campaigns. She is a member of the Advisory Board of AUDACIA, Emily's List Majority Council, the International Women's Forum, Women Donors Network, and Women Moving Millions. She is a board member of Lykes Bros. Inc, a Florida-based agricultural industry corporation. She is a graduate of and former member of the Board of Trustees and Campaign Executive Committee of Emma Willard School and was an active member of the Women's Leadership Board, at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

A San Francisco resident since 1970, Elizabeth directed her own political and public affairs consulting firm for more than 20 years prior to devoting herself to building the International Museum of Women. She has worked with many of the major museums in San Francisco, as well as political, business and community leaders, philanthropists and grass roots organizations.

Ms. Colton graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Sociology. She is the devoted parent of RJ (Richard Joseph), age 28, and Ashley, age 24.