Spotlights feature updates on Global Ambassadors and mentees after the program trip — highlighting new business and opportunities, networking and ongoing mentorship.

November 06, 2018

Leadership Means Letting Go

By Morra Aarons-Mele, Founder, Women Online/The Mission List

How long should a successful entrepreneur trust her gut? It’s a question I’ve been considering since returning from an incredible week in Dublin with Vital Voices. I was honored to serve as a Global Ambassador and work with   |   Read More »

Carol Fitzsimons is chief executive of Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, an organization that helps over 100,000 young people across Northern Ireland each year explore their entrepreneurial potential and prepare them   |   Read More »

January 24, 2018

Spotlight: Q&A with Kelly Fair


Kelly Fair is founder and executive director of Polished Pebbled Girls Mentoring Program. She was paired with   |   Read More »

November 14, 2017

Spotlight: Eleanor 'Tabi' Haller-Jorden reflects on GAP Chicago

By Eleanor 'Tabi' Haller-Jorden

Every so often, circumstances allow us to invite a Global Ambassador to participate as a mentor a second time. Eleanor "Tabi" Haller-Jorden first traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland with us in 2014 where she mentored Najah Jaroush Abdouni, a   |   Read More »

August 31, 2017

Spotlight: Juna Mathema


Juna Mathema of Nepal co-founded Blitz Media, a top advertising and research agency in Kathmandu. She participated in GAP Charlotte in May 2017,   |   Read More »

Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America are recognizing the five-year anniversary of the Global Ambassadors Program (#GlobalAmbassadors), an initiative that advances women’s economic   |   Read More »

Cross-posted with permission from The Wisteria Group, an international advisory consultancy founded by Abigail Friedman, Tamae's   |   Read More »

Danielle Saint-Lôt is Ambassador at Large of the Republic of Haiti for Women’s Empowerment and a longtime member of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network. In 1998 she co-   |   Read More »

May 27, 2016

Reflections after London

By Aline Kamakian

Aline Kamakian is an entrepreneur in Lebanon. In 1998, she founded her own brokerage firm, Insurance & Investment Consultants SARL (IIC). Aline also co-owns FIG Holding, which in 2003 established Mayrig, the first Armenian restaurant in Lebanon.   |   Read More »

August 24, 2015

Valley of a Thousand Dreams

By Sbusisiwe Myeni

My name is Sbu Myeni and I grew up in a very rural community in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It’s developed into a semi-urban community, where the effects of HIV/ AIDS are widespread. I applied for the Global   |   Read More »

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