05/06/2020 - Women on the Frontlines featuring Leah and Rouba

Vital Voices supporters from around the world joined Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson and Vital Voices women leaders Dr. Rouba Mhaissen and Leah Lizarondo for a conversation on how they’ve pivoted their organizations to respond to COVID-19. Rouba is an activist working in Syrian refugee populations, fighting to make sure that the needs of refugee populations are not lost during the global crisis. Leah is a Pittsburgh-based social entrepreneur combatting food insecurity during the pandemic by helping connect food suppliers with those who need it most.

Rouba was a 2019 Global Leadership Award Honoree and former VVLead Fellow. You can learn more about her here. Leah is a 2020 Global Leadership Award Honoree and 2019 WE Empower Awardee. You can learn more about her here.

Learn more about how our Councils work to promote Vital Voices’ work in human rights, economic empowerment, political and civic engagement and women’s leadership here

  Dr. Rouba Mhaissen

Leah Lizarondo