seed-stage investor, Activist, and Entrepreneur Supporter in Washington, DC
Annemarie McDaniel is originally from San Diego, CA but currently lives in the greater NYC area to attend college at Yale University. Although her major in "Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies" might make her seem like mainly a humanities buff, Annemarie is also an intense technology and coding nerd.
One of Annemarie's life goals? To bring new social justice start-ups to Silicon Valley.
Annemarie first started her human rights activism through Spark Movement, a non-profit that campaigns to end the sexual objectification of women in the media. She spoke at the United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) about violence against women in the media alongside panelists like Abigail Disney, and was featured in the Ms. Magazine article about the event. She continues to attend the CSW every year, hosting a workshop for high school girls about the U.N. Millennium Development Goals for the 58th CSW and serving as a delegate for the 59th CSW. With Spark Movement, she also helped campaign for better resources and portrayals of women, successfully implementing more diverse Google Doodles, the Women On The Map app for Google Field Trip, less photoshopping in Seventeen Magazine, sexual violence education to high school football coaches, and more.
Now, Annemarie has worked with numerous college clubs, non-profits, and small companies to better integrate technology and social impact into their missions.