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

The Global Ambassadors Program to be held in Dublin, Ireland, October 8-12, 2018, will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector and…

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Anjali Besley and Iryna Rubis  Iryna (right) is CEO of Ekonomika+, a business and sustainable services content provider in Eastern Europe. She worked with mentor Anjali Besley (left)…

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April 10, 2018

New York – Day 4 – Stevie and Jessica

Stevie Howell, founder of Stevie Howell LLC, began the week as, what her mentor called “an accidental apparel designer.” By Friday, Stevie and her mentor Jessica Abrahams, chair of the…

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Claudia Castellanos Roques is the founder and managing director of Black Mamba Foods, a fair trade brand based in Swaziland that manufactures and distributes gourmet chili products. Her Global Ambassador…

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March 22, 2018

New York – Day 2 – Habiba and Jo

Habiba Ali is a mentee in the Global Ambassadors Program New York City event. She is CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, a social enterprise offering efficient, reliable and sustainable products…

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Our first Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) in New York City is off to a great start as mentors and mentees finally met in person to begin a week of mentoring…

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March 15, 2018

The Power of Mentoring to Accelerate Women’s Leadership & Economic Empowerment: GAP Heads to New York City

Zoë Dean-Smith Hello 2018! We’re just days away from our first Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) of the year, to be held in New York City March 19-23, followed…

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Kelly Fair is founder and executive director of Polished Pebbled Girls Mentoring Program. She was paired with Eleanor ‘Tabi’ Haller-Jorden, president and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH, a…

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The Global Ambassadors Program to be held in New York City, March 19-23, 2018, will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector and…

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Barbara Cendejas and Kerri Schroeder “When I came here I thought I shared with Carrie everything about my business,” said Barbara Cendejas, owner of a digital marketing firm in…

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November 14, 2017

Los Angeles – A "Game-Changing" Experience

The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) was a game-changing experience for me. When I first learned about it I thought it would be a good learning and academic experience and a…

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November 14, 2017

Spotlight: Eleanor ‘Tabi’ Haller-Jorden reflects on GAP Chicago

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…

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Gizella Greene is general manager and co-founder of SuperFoods Ecuador. We set her up with former IBM executive Marilyn Johnson, founder of MarilynJSpeaks, based in Washington, D.C.

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November 9, 2017

Los Angeles – Day 3 – Q & A with Veronica Soto

Veronica Soto is a lawyer, mother, consultant, nonprofit founder and forklift expert. For the past 22 years, she has managed GID Industries, an industrial machinery company in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

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November 9, 2017

Los Angeles – Day 2

A full day of workshops and one-on-one mentoring filled our second day in Los Angeles as mentees and their Global Ambassadors rolled up their sleeves to begin a week of…

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November 7, 2017

Los Angeles – Day 1

Lights…camera…action! After weeks of preparation, Global Ambassadors and mentees met face-to-face for the first time in L.A., ready for an intense week of mentoring, training workshops and networking designed to…

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November 1, 2017

Celebrating Five Years of Advancing Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment: Los Angeles, California

Zoë Dean-Smith As I write this blog, 11 powerhouse women leaders from throughout Latin America and California are making arrangements to leave their businesses, organizations and family obligations…

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September 20, 2017

Chicago – Day 4

Two years ago when I heard Zoë Dean-Smith describe the Global Ambassadors Program, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I work in the Philippines, where…

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September 14, 2017

Chicago – Day 3

Day 3: Three Minutes with Loredana and Megan Mentee Loredana Introini is the director coordinator of the Falcone Foundation, named for Judge Giovanni Falcone who was killed by the mafia…

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September 13, 2017

Chicago – Day 2

Risk. That was the theme of this second day of the Global Ambassadors Program in Chicago. Trainer Kathleen Holland opened the day with a simple question: Why do strategic plans…

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