Tess has spoken regularly at the United Nations (Geneva and New York) and other international platforms on behalf of women & children with the message of using media and technology to bridge the cultures of the world.
Her career in the entertainment and technology industries has spanned 25+ years, Tess has a passion and commitment to lead initiatives and programs that have a major give-back to the world.
GLOBAL WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT NETWORK – FOUNDED IN 2012
WORLD TRUST FOUNDATION – FOUNDED 1994
UNITED NATIONS – SINCE 2000
SPARK -ART PROJECT – 2016
WATER BEARERS – 2016
Here are a few initiatives that lead the story
for Tess’s journey around the world:
Sri Lanka – Rebuild Homes post tsunami
Guatemala – Macadamia Tree Project for Farmers
Vietnam – Orphanage build sleeping quarters
Thailand – Orphanage bring instruments and art program to music school
Cambodia – Orphanage
El Salvador – Sewing School bring sewing machines to empower revenue for women
Ghana – 3 day workshops for young leaders
South Africa – Orphanage
Ghana – Orphanage – art workshop and donation of art supplies
Ghana – donation of water filters in village, school and maternity ward in hospital
Haiti – Solar Tents post Earthquake
Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers women and children through human rights issues (domestic violence, sex trafficking, child marriage, etc.)
Clean Water is a Human Right. February 22nd to March 22nd (World Water Day) Tess and 100+ women from around the world are gathered to provide clean water for 1 million people worldwide. Water filters have been delivered to many places around the world through Waves for Water – including over 15 filters already delivered and implemented in Ghana, during the filming of Road to Redemption.
Tess was an instrumental part of raising funds to feed 1.3 million children in 33 days through social networking and build 38 homes in Sri Lanka after the 2005 tsunami. She traveled the U,S.A and abroad to conduct empowerment camps, workshops and mentorship curriculum, to name a few.