Martha Adams

marthaMartha Adams is an award-winning storyteller and photographer who travels freely between the commercial realm of TV, the independent world of filmmaking and all things digital media. Originally brought on to produce the film at the center of the Girl Rising campaign, she is now the Chief Creative Officer and was featured in 2013 by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of “125 Women of Impact.” She has spent years working with the girls featured in Girl Rising and frequently speaks on the subject of girls empowerment, radical change and the critical role storytelling plays. She began her career at Discovery Channel and after 5 years in production and programming, she co-founded Arcwelder Films. She executive produced a wide array of films, including four series and eight specials (including Inside the Kill Box, Citizen Soldier, Robots Rising and Spies Above) that won an array of awards including a National Emmy, Worldfest Houston prizes, New York Film Medals and Cine Awards. Audiences can enjoy her documentaries in more than 188 countries around the world, on networks such as NatGeo, Bravo and NHK. Martha graduated cum laude from American University in Washington D.C.

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