November 25, 2020

Press Release: Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker take to the Screen to Emphasize Water Rights are Women’s Rights

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a world dominated by the rapid spread of coronavirus, women are the ones most impacted and burdened by the damage inflicted by COVID-19, especially in regions already struggling with access to clean water. Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker, co-founders of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, have joined nonprofit, Well Aware, to emphasize the importance of clean water – now more than ever – for women and girls worldwide.

Meredith Walker and Amy Poehler
Photo Credit: Robert Meder

On December 3rd, at 7pm CST, Amy and Meredith will accept an award at Well Aware’s Virtual Gala which anyone can attend. The Global Impact Award, presented annually by Well Aware, honors individuals tackling the world’s biggest issues and bringing a voice to those without one.

“As an organization that is run by women, supports women, and listens to women voices – we want to thank you for the incredible work that you do, and for honoring us”, said Amy Poehler, co-founder of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, in response to receiving this award.

Austin TX-based Well Aware has been recognized as one of the most effective water charities for their sustainability model and focus on empowering women and girls through clean water.

About the Well Aware Virtual Gala:

For the first time ever, you will be able to tune in from the comfort of your home for all of the fun, including: 4th Annual Global Impact Awards featuring Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker, and Nav Sooch; Virtual Safari Pre-Party by Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Live & Silent Auctions; Musical Performance by Jon Muq; Surprise Special Guests and more. Free tickets available at

About Well Aware:

Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit funding and implement sustainable clean water systems to drive economic development and empower communities in East Africa. To date 270,000+ lives have been transformed through clean water. Nearly 60% of water projects in Africa fail. Ours don’t.


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