"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman."

- Melinda French Gates

"Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."

- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

"Not everyone realizes what they have to gain by developing women and fostering them as leaders. The economic benefit accrues to everyone."

- Lorie Jackson, ExxonMobil

"Investing in adolescent girls is precisely the catalyst poor countries need to break intergenerational poverty and to create a better distribution of income. Investing in them is not only fair, it is a smart economic move."

- Robert Zoellick, World Bank

"The biggest thing we are trying to do is to create a mindset which is far more favorable for women, a mindset which sees women’s future potential, not a lack of track record."

- Jaspal Bindra, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank in Asia

Partner with Vital Voices

Vital Voices is grateful for the public and private partners who are a key component of our success. With critical financial support, many of our partners also lend world-class industry expertise that we can leverage to help advance women in the countries where we work.  

Ever since then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton founded Vital Voices 16 years ago, and through its transition to a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, we have thrived with strong financial support and partnerships with both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Research from a range of institutions — from the World Bank to the UN, and from the World Economic Forum to Goldman Sachs — shows that investments in women are directly correlated to a country’s greater prosperity, poverty alleviation and reduction in corruption.

A partnership with Vital Voices is an investment in women innovators and entrepreneurs around the world who are promoting change in their communities. These women embody a model of leadership that commits to ‘pay forward’ investments made in them to the next generation of women leaders working to generate economic opportunities, advance political participation and safeguard human rights around the world.

We invite you to learn more about our corporate and public sector partnership opportunities by contacting us at (202) 861-2625, or via e-mail to yabahaffar@vitalvoices.org.

Our Partners