Abigail Disney is a filmmaker.  Her first film, a feature-length documentary called Pray the Devil Back to Hell which tells the inspirational story of the women of Liberia and their efforts to bring peace to their broken nation after decades of destructive civil war, was named Best Documentary Feature at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was short listed for an Academy Award.  She is also involved in producing a number of other documentaries with social themes, and is developing a four-hour project for WNET/Wide Angle called Women, War & Peace.
Along with her husband, Pierre Hauser, Abigail is co-Founder and co-President of the Daphne Foundation, which makes grants to grassroots, community-based organizations working with low-income communities in New York City. Since 1991, the Daphne Foundation has made millions of dollars in grants in a wide range of program areas.
Abigail has spoken internationally to a variety of audiences on the changing face of philanthropy, women’s leadership and the importance of living a life of engaged and intelligent volunteerism.
Abigail also acts as Vice Chair of the board of Shamrock Holdings Incorporated.  Shamrock Holdings is a professional investment company running five different funds that manage more than 1.5 billion dollars in assets for a diverse group of investors, as well as for the Roy Disney Family.
Abigail received her Bachelors degree from Yale University, her Masters degree from Stanford University, and her Doctorate from Columbia University.  While pursuing her Ph.D., Abigail taught English and American Literature at Iona College.  She lives in New York with her husband and their four children, one dog, three cats, a fish, a rabbit and an immortal turtle named Alfred.

The Rabble Rousers

Leymah Gbowee's mission: defy a dictator, end a war, return her native Liberia to peace. 
Abigail Disney's mission: make a movie telling the world how it was done.