Empowering Female Creatives, Inspiring Through the Entertainment Industry & Giving the Voiceless a Voice.

Loren Arbus

If we keep our eyes and ears open, we can learn from everyone in life… no exception. Collaborating allows us an enhanced experience and with a broader range of options. I don’t believe in competing. I do not care about proving I am right, or I am first. I want to collaborate and be able to communicate and share values and collaborating allows you to broaden the perspective that you have and it’s not about competing.

Loreen Arbus

Philanthropy is a word heard often. So, what exactly is a philanthropist? A person that donates, time, experience, money, skills, and more… to help make the world a better place. Anyone can be a philanthropist and we can all make a difference. So, when you think of making a difference, what comes to mind? 

In this episode, Setorii Pond speaks with the esteemed Loreen Arbus. She has accomplished too many pivotal movements to list in one episode but to start; she created a grant for women filmmakers who have a physical or developmental disability to receive production support & help to finish their film called The Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. Loreen is a one-of-a-kind woman on a mission to help everyone possible. She is an author; she has spoken at TEDx Women, was the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network which she accomplished twice, once at Showtime and again at Lifetime. She also has her own production company; she supports advocacy for women and girls, scientific and medical research, minorities, people with disabilities, gender and racial equality in the arts, media, and is a strong animal rights advocate. 

Loreen Arbus at Shining Spirit Awards
Loreen Arbus, Shining Spirit Award Honoree

Loreen currently serves on over a dozen non-profit boards. She was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Lucy Awards for Women in Film. She co-founded the Media Access Office to increase employment and improve consciousness regarding people with disabilities as well as being a champion for global peace. 

Just a few awards and achievements of the many awards she has received include: 

  • The Heart of Giving Award presented by former President Bill Clinton; 
  • The Power 100 Women In Entertainment presented by The Hollywood Reporter; 
  • The 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award presented by Women’s eNews;  
  • She was honored with the UN’s Woman Pioneer Award where she discussed disability rights, which was seen in over 120 countries on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

If we all think we are tired, think of all Loreen has accomplished thus far. Her passion, devotion and heart are truly inspiring, and she not only is a leader, gamechanger… and an advocate for us all. 

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