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Beth Blatt
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BETH BLATT is the founder/CEO of Hope Sings, a for-benefit music organization helping women around the world out of poverty by supporting microfinance. Beth has a broad range of creative and corporate experience in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. She is an award-winning theatre writer, and her work in musical theatre has been produced off-Broadway, across the US and in Asia. Her most recent effort was the lyrics for the theme song for UN Women, the new United Nations entity. Beth has also written for TV, radio, newspaper and magazines, and she has produced television for TV Tokyo and worked in account management at Ogilvy & Mather/NY advertising. As an actress, she appeared on stages and screens around the world, including the film Godzilla vs. Biolante. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College. www.hopesings.net.

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Wanted: Good News (No Plan B)

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 11:32 AM

Is anyone else fed up with how "the news" is dominated by stories that provoke fear, panic and paranoia?

There are many more non-terrorists in the world than terrorists. There are millions of people doing good, in ways big and small, everywhere, every day.

And yet we don't hear the...

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Sing for International Women's Day -- with UN Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 5:49 PM

International Women's Day is right around the corner -- Saturday, March 8th.

Are you involved with a celebration event that still needs something... special?

This may be the answer:

One year ago, UN Women released their anthem "One Woman" at the International Women's Day celebration at the...

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Beyond International Women's Day?

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 6:30 PM

It's one day a year: International Women's Day. Everyone rails against violence, poverty, inequality. Then the furor fades.

How can we keep that passion -- a vision of strong, empowered women and girls everywhere -- beating in our hearts every day, all year long?

How about with a song?

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One Woman: 25 Musical Artists for UN Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 1:09 PM

I believe in the power of popular song to change the world. And bless their hearts, so does UN Women, the new United Nations agency whose mission is to empower women and girls around the world.

More than two years ago, I approached them with a crazy idea:...

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Songs for Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 11:16 AM

"What can I do?"

That's what so many people, myself included, asked themselves in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Me, I donated clothes. Then I bought water and bleach and granola bars and dropped them off at 85th Street and 2nd Ave, two blocks from my apartment -- which...

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United Nations Assignment: How Do You Create "We Are the World" for Women?

(5) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 1:10 PM

In November of 2010, I learned from my friend Evelyn that UNIFEM, where she worked, was morphing into a brand-new entity -- UN Women -- which would be the umbrella for the UN's other women's agencies.

Before I could think, I blurted out, "They need a theme song."...

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