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

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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Imagine this: you’re an entrepreneur whose business has grown so quickly that you can barely keep up. You fundamentally believe in your company’s success and its positive impact on the…

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October 19, 2016

A Walk Across Two Continents

I’ve just returned from a power walk with Sbusisiwe Myeni, a dynamic Zulu woman I met in South Africa when we were paired as mentor and mentee by Vital Voices,…

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Ronna Pastorizo-Sekiguchi is the managing and creative director of The Greenhouse Studio, a boutique multidisciplinary creative design and communications studio based in Fiji. Below are her reflections from the first…

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October 9, 2016

Australia – The Power of Partnership

The Global Ambassadors Program, a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership to support and train outstanding women leaders is just the kind of collaborative initiative that can help turn…

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Shocked by the number of plastic bottles that end up in the ocean every year, Brianne West channeled her outrage toward a solution. She built a luxury bath…

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View this Storify in your web browser   [View the story “Australia Day 3” on Storify]…

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October 4, 2016

Australia Day 2

The second day of every Global Ambassadors Program is when participants roll up their sleeves to begin the real work of the mentoring week. Interactive trainings in communications and strategic…

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October 3, 2016

Australia Day 1 – A Reflection by Kathy O’Hearn

Day One at GAP Australia and I heard my favorite new word – flawesome, embracing your flaws while knowing you are still awesome. Love that, I will be using it…

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Autumn is off to a busy and productive start. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and its ambitious agenda to end…

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July 30, 2016

Unleashed

My name is Yuka Iwatsuki and I lead ACE (Action Against Child Exploitation), a nongovernmental organization in Japan to end child labor around the world. We have projects in…

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Cross-posted with permission from The Wisteria Group, an international advisory consultancy founded by Abigail Friedman, Tamae’s Global Ambassadors Program mentor. Cambodia manufacturers/weavers for Love &…

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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-founded Femmes…

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May 27, 2016

Reflections after London

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…

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April 4, 2016

Next stop: Australia!

Our next Global Ambassadors Program mentoring initiative will take place in Sydney, Australia, October 3-7, 2016. Our focus will be the ongoing needs and challenges facing women business leaders in…

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March 7, 2016

Global Ambassadors Program: Lessons Learned in Poland

From Haiti to India to South Africa, in each opening session of the Global Ambassadors Program, my wonderful Bank of America colleague and friend Pam…

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February 25, 2016

London Day 4

Women, Progress and the Global Economy  Watch the global forum here. The fourth day of the Global Ambassadors Program in London featured a public forum hosted by…

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February 24, 2016

London Day 3

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” — Jennifer Boussuge The morning was packed with training on human resources and financial management, featuring Kathleen Holland’s performance management workshop…

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February 23, 2016

Londay Day 2

Today, trainer Kathleen Holland led the group through a rigorous, methodical strategic planning and goal setting session. This will establish a common framework for mentees and mentors to work through…

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February 22, 2016

London Day 1

It’s London calling! Global Ambassadors and their mentees met for the first time and after a morning of orientation to the program began work with trainer Allison Shapira on public…

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