Premiering today as a companion to the new National Geographic book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection, the special features nearly 40 new and archival interviews with female explorers, journalists, activists, and policymakers.
The documentary special represents a wide swath of disciplines, cultural backgrounds, and generations, including:
National Geographic Explorer Intan Suci Nurhati, of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), a paleoclimate scientist who conducts coral research to understand more about the long-term effects of human activities on climate change and the environment;
National Geographic Explorer Asha de Vos, a Sri Lankan marine biologist, ocean educator, and pioneer of blue whale research within the northern Indian Ocean, whose nonprofit aims to change the trajectory for the world’s oceans via research, education, and conversation;
Legendary ocean explorer Sylvia Earle, dubbed “Her Deepness,” who was the chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been d National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for more than two decades and was Time magazine’s first-ever Hero for the Planet;
Journalist and author Martha Raddatz, who has spent more than 20 years with ABC News covering major world events and political affairs;
Photographer Ami Vitale, who has traveled to more than 100 countries covering conservation and conflict and was named one of InStyle magazine’s 50 Badass Women in 2018;
Philanthropist Melinda Gates, co-founder of the world’s largest private charitable organization who has been consistently ranked as the world’s most powerful woman by Forbes magazine;
The incomparable Jane Goodall, who has been at the forefront of global conservation issues since 1960 and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Released in October 2019, the book features more than 300 stunning photographs drawn from National Geographic’s unparalleled image collection, spanning three centuries and more than 50 countries. Each page creates a portrait of a singular aspect of women’s existence and demonstrates how the depiction of women has evolved since National Geographic’s founding in 1888.
Tune in to the Asia premiere of Women of Impact today at 10:00 p.m. (HongKong), 9:00 p.m. (Bangkok/Jakarta) and video-streaming service FOX+.