Jodi Lessner

TEDxSoleburySchool2015: Jodi Lessner

Feminism for the Future

Jodi Lessner is in eleventh grade at Wilmington Friends School in Delaware. She is the Editor-in-Chief of her school's newspaper and captain of the Mock Trial team. Jodi co-clerks the Amnesty International committee, which aims to raise awareness of human rights crises abroad. She also co-clerks the Half the Sky committee, which educates students about the injustices and inequalities faced by women and raises money to create positive change for women worldwide. Last year, the club focused on girls' education in Cambodia raising $300 to support a girl going to school. This year, Half the Sky raised over $1,700 in jewelry sales through the organization Bead for Life to support an entrepreneurship program for women in Uganda.