Gender Equity

Ashley Judd on Feminism, Activism, and Why Hollywood Should Be Left Out of the Conversation

February 18, 2016  • Tricia Johnson, Guest Blogger

The “Aspen Ideas to Go” podcast is a weekly show featuring fascinating speakers who have presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs offered by the Aspen Institute — including Aspen Words, the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, and various events around the country. For a curated listening experience, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen to each episode on the Aspen Ideas website.

Actress Ashley Judd is an advocate and activist who has traveled the world promoting empowerment and equality, effective grassroots programs, and strategies to advance women’s health, curb HIV, alleviate poverty, and much more. As a global champion for women, she has led major campaigns to reduce maternal mortality and increase resources for women and girls.

Later in the episode: advice from women who lead, featuring a stellar lineup including Ai-jen Poo, Amy Cuddy, Jacqueline Novogratz, and others.

Tricia Johnson is editorial director of public programs at the Aspen Institute.