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Vital Voices

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The mission of Vital Voices is to empower, identify, and invest in the voices of extraordinary women all around the world. Their global partnership identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, creating a better world for everyone.

Vital Voices works to combat issues that confront women each and every day on every corner of the earth. It enables women to become agents of change in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy and the rule of law.

Vital Voices staff is scattered throughout the world and works with a team of over 1,000 partners, pro bono experts, and leaders, all of whom have trained more than 14,000 emerging women leaders from over 144 countries.

Recently, Vital Voices has launched an initiative entitled “Commitment to Action” at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York to take a market-driven approach to advancing women-owned businesses in global supply chains.

Partners commit to track and measure at least $1.5 billion in money spent on women-owned businesses located outside of the United States from 2013 to 2018. 15,000 female entrepreneurs around the world will benefit from supplier readiness initiatives, including training, mentoring, networking, and leadership development. 

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We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  


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