Antonia and Joyce: Spirit of Ubuntu

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Los Angeles – Day 2

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New York – Day 5 Takeaways

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Paris – Day 1

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Puerto Rico: Advancing Women in Business, Social Enterprise & Community Nonprofits

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Spotlight: Kim Kingsley

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Unleashed

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Stories

Daily recaps, stories of impact and perspectives on mentoring

January 29, 2020

New York: May 4-8, 2020

Call for applications! Are you our next Global Ambassadors Program mentee? We’re headed to New York City, May 4-8, 2020, and will focus on women business owners or social enterprise…

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January 6, 2020

Paris – Takeaways

Katharina Paoli and Yvonne Ike “It is so rewarding and valuable to have someone with a different perspective to bounce ideas off,” said Katharina, founder of Nudgd, a…

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Could a global investment banking executive and a cookie shop owner work well together? It was a risk worth taking as Saba Nazar of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and…

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Mentee Christina Limbird is an educational psychologist and the co-founder of Linden Global Learning Support, an international student support agency based in Berlin. On the side, she runs Girls Gearing…

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November 12, 2019

Paris – Day 1

On y va! The 20th Global Ambassadors Program has begun in Paris. But first — art! Mentors and mentees arrived from all over Europe and the U.S., quickly made introductions and…

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November 5, 2019

Spotlight: Kim Kingsley

The Global Ambassadors Program was life-changing. For me, personally, it came at the most amazing inflection point in 2016. I had just left POLITICO after a decade and was thinking…

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October 30, 2019

Paris, France: Advancing Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment in Europe

Zoë Dean-Smith, Vice President, Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship We’re a week away from our 20th Global Ambassadors Program – our fifth time in Europe with our partner Bank of…

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The Global Ambassadors Program will be held in Paris, France, November 11-15, 2019, to address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector and social enterprise throughout Europe.

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Auralís Herrero-Lugo and Carmen Cedré Auralís Herrero-Lugo just may be the visionary designer needed to put Puerto Rico back on the fashion world map. Paired with…

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Mentee Auralís Herrero-Lugo created Retazo, a Puerto Rico-based circular fashion platform that integrates circular manufacturing, modular training, capacity building and sales for long-term economic development on the island. A big…

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“I was raised by wolves,” says Mariangie Rosas. “My mother passed when I was young so I grew up with my father and three older brothers.” After high school, like many…

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March 18, 2019

Puerto Rico – Day 1

The Global Ambassadors Program in Puerto Rico is off and running here in San Juan, as our 10 mentors and 10 mentees are getting acquainted and settled in for five…

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March 14, 2019

Puerto Rico: Advancing Women in Business, Social Enterprise & Community Nonprofits

Did you feel the earth shift a little last week? Two by two, mentors and mentees took to the streets in 62 countries, walking together as part of the 174…

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The Global Ambassadors Program in Puerto Rico, March 18-22, 2019, addresses the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders in Puerto Rico who are engaged in business, social enterprise and non-profit activities focused on building…

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November 9, 2018

Three Days in Dublin

Kathy O’Hearn It was day three at the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) in Dublin when I heard my favorite new phrase: LONG TAIL. Long tail is a theory that our…

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November 6, 2018

Leadership Means Letting Go

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…

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October 25, 2018

Dublin – Takeaways

Ntombenhle Khathwane and Morra Aarons-Mele When Ntombenhle Khathwane started AfroBotanics seven years ago in South Africa, she faced little competition. The natural hair and…

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October 12, 2018

Dublin – Catching Up with Ntombenhle and Morra

Ntombenhle Khathwane and her mentor Morra Aarons-Mele, did not waste a moment of the GAP Dublin week. As CEO and founder of AfroBotanics, Ntombenhle transforms culture through her natural…

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October 11, 2018

Dublin – Catching Up with Shilpi and Norah

Shilpi Singh, co-founder of Unhotel, is an experiential travel innovator in India. She was paired with Global Ambassador Norah Casey, a business and media icon in Ireland committed to women’s…

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September 24, 2018

Dublin Bound: Advancing Global Women’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship

“Leadership means that when you take a step forward, you turn round and pull somebody else into that space.” – Inez McCormack I’m just back from an energizing United Nations…

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