Tiffany Shlain defines moxie as the “magic potion” to be bold, fearless, and outrageous. Not only does she have it – she named her production company The Moxie Institute to define its intentions: to capture stories and videos that take risks and deliver.
An Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, and speaker, her edgy examinations of life and society intend to provoke, inspire, and teach. Ms. Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and has received over 80 awards from notable organizations including the U.S. State Department, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Sundance Film Festival.
Tiffany Shlain has been featured on MAKERS, the storytelling platform for the “trailblazing women of today and tomorrow.” Her wide-ranging body of work, films, TED Talks, speeches, and e-books, are a fusion of narrative and documentary known for their profound yet whimsical unraveling of complex subjects like character, cultural identity, gender, politics, and our addiction to technology.
Named one of Newsweek magazine’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Ms. Shlain is committed to gender equity, character, and collective purpose. She believes our societal fixation on independence must be replaced with interdependence – that the world is a system of connections.
“How can we possibly make a difference in such a complicated world with so many problems?” Ms. Shlain asks. “The good news is, if you want to make change, just a small change can have a huge positive ripple effect. Because we are so connected, impact can spread far and wide – everything affects everything else.”