Tess Cacciatore is an award-winning producer, videographer, journalist, and social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to advocating for peace, justice, and equality around the globe. Cacciatore has traveled the United States, and abroad, conducting empowerment camps, workshops, and mentorship curriculums. Some of her more notable efforts include working to raise funds to feed 1.3 million children through social networking and building 38 homes in Sri Lanka after the 2005 Tsunami.
Over the years, Cacciatore has participated as a member on many boards, including the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), where she held the position of vice president and interim president of the Los Angeles Chapter, and Offbeat Prodigies, an organization that mentors gifted children with special needs. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Speakers Association.
Throughout her life, Cacciatore has spoken regularly at international platforms on behalf of children and the imperative use of media and technology to bridge cultures of the world. She has addressed thousands of people through conferences, workshops, and festivals, and millions through radio and TV appearances. Cacciatore’s 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 publications such as: Family Circle, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Des Moines Register, and Parenting Magazine. In 2003 Cacciatore was awarded the Fete d’Excellence from Sub-Commission for Human Rights at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for her work in educational entertainment.
Cacciatore’s 20+ year career as a producer in the entertainment and technology industries drives the global productions of GWEN. Some of her productions and events include: Earth Day LA, Human Rights Symposiums for Youth, live-streamed broadcasts connecting world leaders at the United Nations, and global fundraising programs serving the homeless and needy. She is eager to use her passions and expertise to empower lives beyond abuse through GWEN.