Gretchen Steidle Wallace
Gretchen Steidle Wallace is founder of Global Grassroots, which provides mind-body trauma healing, conscious leadership skills, and social entrepreneurship training to help the world’s most vulnerable women become agents of change. She has spent nearly a decade training in the fields of personal transformation, meditation, engaged Buddhism, and alternative healing. As a therapeutic practitioner of Integrative Breathwork, she works with those dealing with trauma from war and sexual violence.
Wallace is a producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Devil Came on Horseback, a film about her brother's tenure as a military observer in Darfur, Sudan, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. She is also coauthor of her brother's memoirs, The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur.
Honored by World Business Magazine and Shell as one of the "Top International 35 Women Under 35," she also was honored as a CNN Hero in Haiti, for her work providing support for survivors of the earthquake in 2010, and was recently nominated for a national CNN Hero Award.