Emerging Young Leader Award

Anna Day

 

From November 2013 through January 15th, 2014, we asked: Are you a young woman who dreams of leading in politics? Or do you know one? After receiving almost 300 nominations of young women with demonstrated leadership ability and a passion to change the world, we’ve carefully chosen the 10 most outstanding nominees to be our semifinalists. Now it’s their turn. These 10 young women have a chance to get everyone voting so that they can become one of the 5 finalists. Our 5 finalists will be great role models for their peers, tireless advocates for the causes they care about, and leaders in all areas of their lives. Running Start will feature the finalists at our 8th Annual Women to Watch Awards in Washington, DC on April 2, 2014. The Finalists will share the stage with four high-powered women leaders who Running Start will also honor. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony.

Anna Day headshot Name: Anna Day
Age: 25
From: Boise, Idaho
Claim to fame: International journalist covering my peers around the world.

Why is Anna an Emerging Young Leader?

About Anna: Anna Therese Day is an independent journalist and social media researcher. She is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow, a 2012 UN Press Fellow and was named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011. On the ground in Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, Syria and Turkey, her coverage focuses on American foreign policy, women’s issues, and youth organizing. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including CNN International, the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and numerous print outlets, translated into Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Why Anna is an Emerging Young Leader: Anna Therese Day is an independent journalist and social media researcher, specializing in global civil society organizing. She is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow, a 2012 UN Press Fellow, and was named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011. The Shorty Awards for Social Media recognized her as one of the Top 10 journalists of 2013 and recently nominated her for their 2014 awards. On the ground in Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, and Turkey, her coverage focuses on American foreign policy, women’s issues, and youth organizing. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including CBS, CNN International, the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and numerous print outlets, translated into Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Spanish. Day completed her first speaking tour, “Social Media and the Revolution: the Arab Spring and Beyond” in 2012. She was also popularly selected for widely publicized debates with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and President Barack Obama through PolicyMic.com. Day is a founding board member of The Frontline Freelance Register, a representative body for freelance conflict journalists, by freelance conflict journalists. She is also a board member of Modavanti.com, millennials’ destination for sustainably-made and ethically-sourced fashion. In her free time, she enjoys producing political fiction in the form of short stories and musicals.

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