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Female rulers are a rare phenomenon—but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today’s world learn from its example?

Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney will deliver a fascinating tale of female power through the lives of six remarkable pharaohs—women who ruled with real authority. She’ll shine a piercing light on perceptions of women in power, exploring why it has seldom been allowed through history and why that is relevant today.

Learn more about ancient Egypt’s female rulers, and see over 350 prestigious artifacts from the days of the Egyptian Empire, in our new multisensory exhibition “Queens of Egypt.”

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time:  7:30 p – 9 p
Cost: $ 30 (tickets required)
Location: Gilbert Grosvener Auditorium | National Geographic | 1600 M St., NW | DC

For more information & to purchase tickets. 

OVERVIEW
Ripple Effect Images Mission: Harnessing the power of visual storytelling to help scale solutions for women and girls globally.

Ripple Effect Images (Ripple) is a small, nonprofit collective of National Geographic photojournalists who document aid programs helping women and girls around the world.

The resulting photographs and films are donated to our aid partners to help them raise funding and awareness. Ripple has created a photo archive that is re-purposed and shared by dozens of organizations working to empower women and girls, affect policy change, and raise awareness that women and girls are the best investment the world can make in our shared future.

Ripple’s extraordinary Team honors include Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Award, World Press and Emmy Awards. In just five years, Ripple has partnered with 22 aid organizations to document their programs in 12 countries, producing 27 films and an archive of more than 20,000 world class photographs. Ripple’s robust social media network reaches more than 30,000.



JOB DESCRIPTION
Ripple Effect Images is looking for a highly organized and efficient individual to coordinate communication; manage donations, expense and business reporting; research and write grants; assist in coordinating international photographic assignments; and support the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

We are seeking a passionate and flexible individual with a strong work ethic and commitment to moving the organization forward.  Ripple’s Assistant Director will work with some of the top people in the media industry, as well as with highly innovative aid organizations and foundations.



RESPONSIBILITIES
  o  Research and write grant proposals
o  Maintain dynamic website and social media presence
o  Coordinate logistics for international photographic assignments
o  Maintain communication with donors, photo team and partner organizations
o  Assist in organizing fundraising efforts
o  General administration and planning
o  Coordinate donations/financials with corporate bookkeeper and accountant



SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
 Required
o  Strong writing and research skills
o  2-4 years of experience in administration, communication, or non-profit space
o  Proficiency in Excel, and budget management
o  Technical and social media fluency
o  Attention to detail
o  High level of organization
o  Passion for global outreach
o  Bachelor Degree in communications, environment, business, marketing, graphic design, journalism or related degree
o  Project management experience

Desired
  o  Basic design ability
o  Coding ability
o  Proficiency in Lightroom and In Design
o  Grant writing experience
o  Wordpress website and blog maintenance

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Health Benefits provided.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Annie Griffiths at anniegriffithsphoto@gmail.com.