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For more than 25 years, Vital Voices Global Partnership has been investing in women leaders solving the world’s greatest challenges. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a bold vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. We scale and accelerate their impact through long-term investments to expand the skills, connections, capacity, and visibility of women leaders.

Vital Voices provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, U.S. Youth Poet Laureates, prime ministers, and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Since its founding in 1997, Vital Voices has directly supported more than 20,000 women change makers across 185 countries and built the most powerful global network of women leaders who are daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.

Why We Invest In Leaders

We invest in leaders because they take on the responsibility to improve their communities, their countries, and their societies. By exhibiting visionary thinking and taking risks to innovate, they strengthen laws, create jobs, change cultures and defend freedoms, making change that ripples out into the global community.

We partner with women who practice leadership that unites and inspires people. Each leader in our global network believes in mentoring the rising generation and shares her knowledge, experience, and influence with others. Our investment in one leader has an impact on thousands more.

We know that one intervention is not enough to support women leaders who are on the frontlines of change in their communities. Making long-term investments in the women leaders who have the vision and commitment to make a lasting change means offering continued support. We work with women leaders over many years, providing them with the technical skills, visibility and partnerships they need to continue to push for progress.



Image depicting Vital Voices impact in 2020