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

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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September 12, 2017

Chicago – Day 1

Today was the official start of the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) in Chicago, and we welcomed 11 Global Ambassadors and 11 mentees for the first full day of what will be…

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September 5, 2017

Celebrating Five Years of Advancing Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment: Chicago, Illinois

Zoë Dean-Smith In May of this year, the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the first U.S. stop of our signature women’s leadership and…

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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, matched with mentor Moira…

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Call for applications The Global Ambassadors Program being held in Los Angeles, California (November 6-10, 2017) will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector,…

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June 2, 2017

Charlotte – Be Present. Be Open.

Last month I had the honor of being a mentee in Vital Voices’ and Bank of America’s Global Ambassadors Program in Charlotte. This was an experience unlike any other I’ve…

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We were lucky to welcome Dilek Dayinlarli, founder and managing partner of ScaleX, a scale-up growth investment platform, as a Global Ambassador in Charlotte. She served as mentor to Melissa…

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Valrie Grant and Marie Wieck Valrie entered the program running not one, but four separate businesses, including a café for her GeoTechVision employees. It was clear from the start that she…

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Rana El Chemaitelly of Lebanon is founder of The Little Engineer, an initiative for engaging kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on learning activities. With programs across…

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May 11, 2017

Charlotte – Day 2: Reflections on Partnership

Jennifer Smith, left, with Global Ambassadors Program Charlotte participants and alumnae One of my first meetings when I joined Vital Voices in 2011 was with Bank of…

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May 9, 2017

Charlotte – Day 1

After months of planning, the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) received a warm southern welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina. Bank of America’s Julie Harris (and Global Ambassador alumna –…

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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 empowerment through mentoring, by…

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April 26, 2017

Celebrating 5 Years of Advancing Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment: Charlotte, North Carolina

Zoë Dean-Smith Next week, Vital Voices and Bank of America will do something remarkable together. After five years of hosting the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) in 13 cities…

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The Global Ambassadors Program being held in Chicago, Illinois (September 11-15, 2017) will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector, social enterprise and non-profits…

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Charlotte, North Carolina is the next stop for the Global Ambassadors Program, May 8-12. In 2012, Vital Voices and Bank of America launched a signature partnership to advance women’s economic…

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