Mary-Justine Todd


Demistfying Feminism and Women Crisis Advocacy

This class leads you through the Playbook of Mary-Justine Todd as she explores feminism and women crisis advocacy. She Deep dives into her journey that lead her to become a founder of Shamasaha an award winning crisis response program in the MENA.

MAsterclass Details

About this Masterclass

Instructor Name

Mary-Justine Todd

Total Runtime

2 hrs 55 min 00 sec (16 lessons)

Mary-Justine Todd is the founder and executive director of Shamsaha. M-J holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from New York University, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Studies, from the University of Iowa and is completing a PhD in International Human Rights Law from the University of Leicester. She is the winner of EY’s 2018 Middle East Winning Women Award for women entrepreneurs. She is Afkarech’s 2018 Woman of the Year and the 2019 International Gold Prize Stevie Award winner for women in non-profit business. She is the winner of Ingrid Vanderveldt’s Empowering A Billion Women 2020 – Most Innovative App Award, as the creator of the Shamsaha mobile app, to scale the humanitarian services in Bahrain, making 24/7 multi-lingual and culturally sensitive crisis support services available to millions of women for the first time ever throughout the Middle East. A former international humanitarian aid worker, specializing in gender-based violence for refugees and vulnerable populations, M-J has worked for major global NGOs such as The International Rescue Committee and the US Refugee Resettlement Program.

When will Playbook launch?

We’re accepting early bird registrations. We look forward to welcoming you to the PLAYBOOK ACADEMY and engaging with you in The Campus.

How much does it cost to Get PLAYBOOK?

We wanted to make PLAYBOOK accessible, and value driven. For 180$ Annually, you gain yearly access to all our amazing masterclasses led by inspirational change-makers and role models, monthly perks, any of our future updates, as well as exclusive access to our members-only online community of entrepreneurs and career professionals known as The Campus that has several valuable content and support systems.

After this class you’ll be able to…

the various schools of thought driving feminism and today’s gender issues in order to understand dynamics of society.
women advocacy in your everyday life to show support to your female co-workers and family members.
red flags in relationships in order to establish healthy relationship boundaries with your family, partner and friends.
misconceptions around gender equality and inclusion to be able to position yourself.
by standard prevention to help women and children around you who need help in a public setting.
a specific safety plan including ongoing support networks and resources to reach out to for yourself and others that need help.
grievances calmly challenging emotions and conversations with learning how to develop empathy and asking the right questions.
a crisis ready workplace for your female employees in order for them to feel safe and come over when dealing with a work-related concern.
diverse women's experiences, identities, knowledge and strengths, and striving to empower all women to realise their full rights..
safety and awareness around the internet and social media to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones from the negative influence from different media exposure.