Equality Now invites you to join us at Guastavino’s in New York as we celebrate our annual Make Equality Reality gala.


Since 1992, Equality Now has tackled the most difficult barriers to gender equality, challenged ingrained cultural assumptions, and called out injustice whenever and wherever we see it.

Join us in New York on October 11th as we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child with an evening of inspiring performances of music, drama, and comedy with art and advocacy supporting equality for women & girls.

The 6th Annual Changemaker Award

Presented by


To Rupi KaurPoet, Activist, and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


art by

Aida Muluneh

Available for purchase.

Currently on exhibit at the Tate Modern and MOMA

Keynote Remarks by

    Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Appearances by Sonita Alizadeh, Ivanna Bartoletti, Maysoon Zayid, Teela Samra, Amy Schumer (virtual), Aaasif Mandvi, Destiny Rogers and The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa, Honourable Commissioner Janet Ramatoulie Sallah-Njie

Other Appearances By Jaha Dukureh, Christine Lahti, Teela Samra, Tanya Selvaratnam and Sheetal Sheth.

Cocktail Reception
6 pm

Dinner and Program
7 pm

Dress Code
Festive Formal Attire

Sponsorship packages are limited. Reserve by September 20, 2023. 

Contact Harvin Rogas of 5b Events at 310.559.9334 ext 102 or harvin@5bevents.com

The 2023 Make Equality Reality Gala is Generously Underwritten by

Catalyst of Change

Change Agent 

Host Committee

Kim & Dan Agnew

Britta Jacobson & Philip Berlinski

Rachel Bradenburger

Diane Feeney

Helen LaKelly Hunt, Safe Conversations

Deborah & Al Jackson

Dan Kelly & Annette Wheeler

Barbara Shattuck Kohn

Christine Lahti

Melony & Adam Lewis

Martha( Muffy) MacMillan

Janet Montag

Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation

Simone Lahorgue Nunes

Monika Parekh, P-Squared Philanthropies

Paula Ravets & Paul Reiser

Sheetal Sheth & Neil Mody

Jenny Warburg

Suzy Jackson

Past Appearances By:

Scarlett Curtis
Whitney Cummings
Jane Fonda
Maya Hawke
Kathy Griffin
Alanis Morissette
Elizabeth Olsen
Linda Perry
Aubrey Plaza
Paul Reiser
AnnaSophia Robb
Tracee Ellis Ross
Amandla Stenberg
Meryl Streep
Lily Tomlin
Jodie Turner-Smith