Natalie Warne is an Activist and TED Speaker
who at the age of 17, decided to work for the humanitarian aid organization, Invisible Children. What began as a five-month internship resulted in Natalie producing award-winning international human rights awareness campaigns that landed her a lobbying role in DC and a TED talk on engaging youth in social justice that has been viewed nearly a million times. Natalie has mobilized youth through innovative nationwide programs and her work has been featured on CNN, NPR and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Natalie was asked to produce documentary pieces on women who had survived the Rwandan Genocide. Her time in Rwanda lead her to work as a multimedia producer and youth ambassador for the MacArthur Foundation. She worked with a network of educators, experts, and youth-serving organizations that promotes access to participatory, interest-driven learning, and provided them with branding and engagement strategies for their youth audience. To this day, she has spoken to more than 60,000 people worldwide in 480 different engagements about her journey from teenager to global activist. She has worked for universities, businesses non-profits, and government organizations. Some clients include U.S. Department of State, The Boys and Girls Club of America, Apple, SAP, Amnesty International and many more. She has delivered three TEDx talks and will be a featured speaker at Stanford University in Fall 2017.
This work has lead Natalie to work as a millennial expert, training leadership teams around the world on how to best engage, empower, and activate young people. Natalie recently created an Activism Training Program designed to activate and equip young people with the knowledge and tools needed to build momentum towards lasting change in their communities, society and the world. Her message on social justice, race and equality for all is both riveting and inspiring and is influenced by her childhood growing up in the inner-city of Chicago surrounded by a family of activists who worked tirelessly towards social change in their community. Natalie is currently based in Los Angeles.