Scilla Elworthy
@Scilla / Trailblazer member

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Female, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, birthday 3rd June
Joined September 2017

Biog : Scilla was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’, brought together by Mandela, from whom she learned key lessons about integrity. She founded the Oxford Research Group http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/ in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military, for which she has been three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 http://www.peacedirect.org/uk/ to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas, and in 2013 co-founded Rising Women Rising World http://www.risingwomenrisingworld.com/ She advises the leadership of selected international corporations on emerging values, and teaches young social entrepreneurs; her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works, and her TED talk on non violence has been viewed by over a million people https://www.ted.com/talks/scilla_elworthy_fighting_with_non_violence

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