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 co-founding Global Women’s Empowerment Network, 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.