Vital Voices Washington D.C. Council

Building an Active Supporter Base

Vital Voices is committed to building an active supporter base in regions across the United States and Europe to establish partnership opportunities with local individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to support the advancement of women’s leadership worldwide.

Council Members

Dr. Jean Baderschneider, Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Kate Boyce-Reeder, President, KRBR Consulting LLC

Micah Chi, Sr. Marketing Manager, Charles Schwab

Ashley E. Davis, Founder & Partner, West Front Strategies

Caroline Gardner, Lead – Global Brand & Guest Experience, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

DeeDee Fisher, Communication Director, Discover Response

Jocelyn Lederman, Realtor, Compass

Theresa Loar, Senior Advisor, Business for Social Responsibility 

Marlene Malek, Vice Chair and Co-Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

Laura Evans Manatos, President and Founder of Laura Evans Media

Donna McLarty, Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus, Vital Voices Global Partnership 

Susan Prout, Co-Founder, I Have The Right To, Inc.

Sheila Rabaut, Founder, Rabaut Family Foundation

Sarva Rajendra, President and Executive Director, Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education

Tu Rinsche, Director of Social Responsibility, Marriott International Inc.

LaJuanna Russell, President, Business Management Associates

Joanne Young, Managing Partner, Kirstein & Young PLLC

Recent Events

02/03/2021 -Global Freedom Exchange Mentoring Event

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09/30/2020 -Pitch Night

The WEEmpower…

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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…

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03/08/2020 -David Yurman Shopping Event

Vital Voices partnered with David Yurman for an in-store event at their CityCenter DC and Soho New York locations this…

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02/06/2020 -She Persisted Panel in DC

In partnership with NYU DC, Vital Voices hosted a panel discussion of Lucina Di Meco’s groundbreaking report, She Persisted: Women,…

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02/03/2020 -2020 Global Leadership Awards Co-Chair Reception

Vital Voices Board Member and DC Council Member Ashley Davis hosted the DC Council and Co-Chairs of the 19th…

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04/24/2019 -18th Annual Global Leadership Awards

Join us at the Kennedy Center on March 11, 2020 for a night honoring local visionaries impacting global change.

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03/13/2019 -Women Doing Work

In March Vital Voices joined forces with the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel to host a sold out networking hour…

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03/08/2019 -Shopping with INTERMIX

In celebration of Women’s History Month, INTMERIX opened their doors for a series of shopping events benefiting Vital Voices in…

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02/27/2019 -Co-Chairs Kick off 18th Annual Global Leadership Awards

The Co-Chairs of the 18th Annual Global Leadership Awards gathered at Evermay on February 27, 2019. The group, graciously hosted…

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02/26/2019 -Welcoming the New Guard

Vital Voices and the Washington, DC Council were honored to partner with the YWCA and the National Museum for Women…

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09/21/2018 -Celebrating Sally Field’s Memoir

On September 21st, the D.C. Council celebrated Vital Voices Board Member Sally Field and the release of her memoir “In…

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09/19/2018 -Global Freedom Exchange Event at Google

In mid-September 2018, Vital Voices and the D.C. Council hosted a powerful panel on technology and the fight against human…

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09/18/2018 -Global Freedom Exchange Reception Hosted by Kate Boyce Reeder

On September 18th, D.C. Council Member Kate Boyce Reeder hosted a wonderful reception for both the participants of the…

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05/04/2018 -Strategic Retreat

On May 4, 2018, the Washington, D.C. Council convened in May at Vital Voices Headquarters for a planning session, facilitated…

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04/04/2018 -17th Annual Global Leadership Awards

The 17th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards honored groundbreaking women leaders at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 4th. This year’s Honorees are truly standing o...

There is a decisive moment- a tipping point- when the activism and leadership of a few stir the imagination of others enough to create a new reality. When the world bands together to spark transformation, and when those critical changemakers are no longer dismissed as DISRUPTIVE, but instead heralded as the new generation of DISRUPTORS. The 17th Annual Global Leadership Awards will honor these disruptors, women who plant the initial seeds of change to tip their communities and beyond.

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02/09/2018 -Co-Chair Event at the Evermay Mansion

Dr. Sachiko Kuno generously hosted the Co-Chairs of the 2018 Global Leadership Awards at Evermay on February 9, 2018. Together…

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10/02/2017 -Global Freedom Exchange Event at Google

Vital Voices and the D.C. Council were thrilled to host a panel on the fight against human trafficking at Google’s…

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06/12/2017 -Washington D.C. Council Meeting

Members of the Vital Voices Washington D.C. Council gathered at Vital Voices Headquarters to discuss engagement opportunities throughout the upcoming year.

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04/27/2017 -Vital Voices Luncheon

Luncheon at Restaurant Nora featuring the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Participants

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