Good Night Stories for Future Changemakers: Elena Favilli in Conversation

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Join Elena Favilli – co-publisher of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – in conversation as we consider what stories we tell our children, why, and how we can use books to encourage young readers to discover and believe in their own potential, in defiance of stereotypes.

In 2016, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo published the first volume of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, featuring 100 remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. The books went on to become the most crowdfunded in history. Elena has since established Rebel Girls as a company that creates inclusive, inspiring content dedicated to young girls and women.

This event is aimed at an adult audience but children are welcome to attend.

Elena Favilli is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Girls, the cultural media engine working to empower girls and women all over the world. She has worked for Colors Magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and managed digital newsrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a masters degree in semiotics from the University of Bologna and she studied digital journalism at UC Berkeley. Growing up in a small village in Tuscany, Elena was the only kid in town and drew inspiration from the strong women in her family. Fueled by her interest in stories, she continued on as a journalist in Milan, where she co-created Timbuktu Magazine, the first ever iPad magazine for children. After Timbuktu Magazine was picked up by 500 Startups in 2012, Elena chased its success to build a company in California. In 2015, testing out a new idea to provide even greater access to female role models, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was born. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Lafayette, a Bracco Italiano.


Name: Good Night Stories for Future Changemakers: Elena Favilli in Conversation
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £13.00
Member: £13.00
Student: £6.50
Registered Unemployed: £6.50
Disabled: £6.50
Under 18: £6.50
Senior (60+): £11.00
Young Person (18-25): £6.50
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