CEO and President, Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a national non-partisan, secular, non-profit organization whose mission is to make the Internet safer for children and families; Enough Is Enough® celebrated its twenty year anniversary in 2012.
B.S. Biology (Pre-med), minor focus in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Outstanding Senior, University of South Carolina (USC), 1980. Varsity cheerleader captain 1978-80.
In 1994, Donna Rice Hughes pioneered the Internet safety issue and emerged as the national voice for the prevention of Internet- initiated sexual exploitation of children. She led EIE's development of a three-pronged strategy of the public, the technology industry and legal community?sharing the responsibility to protect children online, adopted by industry and governments worldwide. She advocated for all key legislation in the nineties to protect children from Internet dangers (Communications Decency Act, Child Online Protection Act, Children's Internet Protection Act, Child Pornography Prevention Act); led the 1997 adoption of the Internet industry "ZERO Tolerance" policy against child pornography, endorsed by the White House and DOJ; Executive Producer and Host of EIE's Internet Safety 101® DVD series (3 Telly Awards), Creator/Author EIE's Internet Safety 101® Multimedia Program (DVD series/Workbook & Resource Guide/ Rules 'N Tools® booklet) in partnership with U.S. Department of Justice; Author, Kids Online, Protecting Your Children In Cyberspace (Baker Books,1998); Story co-writer, Touched By an Angel TV Series, May 2000 Season Finale and winner of Neilson ratings in its time slot during May sweeps.
The Professional Women in Advocacy 2014 Excellence In Advocacy Award for "Veteran Practitioner"; The Women in Technology 2013 Leadership Award for "Social Impact"; 2012 Emmy Award as Executive Producer of The PBS/EIE Internet Safety 101® Television Series (2012); Emmy nomination in the Program Host/Moderator category.