Vital Voices New York 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.


Tia Barancik, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Council Members

Shabana Baksh, Associate, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Alana Esposito, Senior Advisor, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights

Caroline Gaffney, Marketing Operations & Analytics Manager, GE Digital

Saskia Ketz, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, A Women’s Thing

Zara KwanBank of America Merrill Lynch 

Yin Lin, CEO, Sage Vacations 

Kevin Patrick, Entrepreneur

Darshan Somashekar, Serial Entreprenuer; Co-Founder,; Co-Founder, Imagine Easy Solutions; Solitaired

Barbara Zuckerberg, Board President, myFace

Dina Zuckerberg, Director of Family Programs, myFace

Recent Events

12/09/2019 - 7th Annual Voices of Solidarity Awards

Join Vital Voices on Monday, December 9, 2019 in the global fight to end gender-based violence and help us shine…

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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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12/10/2018 - 6th Annual Voices of Solidarity

On this special evening, join Vital Voices in the global fight to end gender-based violence. Help us shine a spotlight…

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12/04/2017 - 5th Annual Voices of Solidarity

On December 4, 2017 Vital Voices will host the 5th Annual Voices of Solidarity Event. The event honors remarkable men…

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05/16/2017 - Vital Voices Reception

Vital Voices Reception – Featuring the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership participants, hosted by Dr. Alice Kandell

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05/11/2017 - Vital Voices Dinner

Vital Voices Dinner Featuring Busi Nxumalo and Cynthia Mugwira – Hosted by Tia Baranick

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12/05/2016 - 3rd Annual Voices of Solidarity

On December 5, Vital Voices will host the 3rd Annual Voices of Solidarity Event at the IAC Headquarters.

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06/13/2016 - Vital Voices Dinner

On June 13, Tia Barancik hosted a dinner at the Harvard Club featuring Kah Walla, a political leader in Cameroon.

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05/24/2016 - Vital Voices Reception

On May 24, Alice Kandell hosted a reception featuring participants of the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership which pairs international businesswomen with top American female executives—FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women– and their teams who serve as mentors.

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03/29/2016 - New York Council Launch

In March 2016, Jill Iscol hosted the launch of the Vital Voices New York Council featuring Khanim Latif, a women's equality champion in Iraqi Kurdistan and Akanksha Hazari, a social entrepreneur.

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