Caroline Avakian

Founder - SourceRise- Leveraging Human Rights + Tech + Media / Managing Partner - Socialbrite

Caroline Avakian is the Founder of SourceRise, an award-winning social enterprise and digital platform that connects journalists to on-the-ground sources during humanitarian crises. Working at the intersection of human rights, tech, and journalism, Caroline has been nominated for an Emmy award, received the Global Editors Network international award for best “Startup for News”, and was named a '50 under 40 Social Enterprise Leader' by the American Express Foundation. She has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and has appeared as an expert guest on television shows such as CNN, The Today Show, Good Day New York and Univision’s Despierta America. She is a frequent speaker on topics such as the use of video and technology as a tool for global health, and social and economic development. Her work has taken her from facilitating workshops for NGOs and diplomats at the United Nations to Asia, Central America, the Middle East, and East Africa, where she has facilitated communications and media workshops in refugee camps.