Lisa Shannon’s career as a women’s rights activist began sprawled on a couch, watching an episode of Oprah. Since that fated afternoon viewing, Lisa has authored two books (A Thousand Sisters and Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen) and is known for spearheading grassroots and major media campaigns, including raising 20 million dollars for women survivors of war (founding Run for Congo Women and co-founding Sister Somalia). Today, Lisa is CEO and cofounder of Every Woman Treaty, which is advancing a treaty designed to mandate nations make and uphold rigorous commitments to end violence against women and girls everywhere. Originally incubated at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights, Every Woman Treaty is coalition of more than 2000 member experts and organizations from 143 nations advancing a global treaty to prevent violence against women and girls. Lisa’s has published work in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, and The Guardian, among many others. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been profiled in multiple appearances in The New York Times, Runner’s World Magazine, National Public Radio, and O, The Oprah Magazine, as well as ABC World News Tonight, CNN International, Voice of America,Time Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Venus, and Marie Claire. Lisa was was named as Shape Magazine’s “Women Who Shape the World” (2010) and Oprah’s Power List (2010) as one of “the world’s most powerful women.” A former fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and Carr Center for Human Rights, she holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University.