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.

Council Members

Tia Barancik, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Alana Esposito, Senior Advisor, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights

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

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

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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03/03/2016 - Vital Voices New York Council Meeting

On March 3, Jill Iscol hosted a Vital Voices New York Council meeting featuring Ariela Suster of El Salvador.

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12/07/2015 - 2nd Annual Voices of Solidarity

On December 7, 2015 Vital Voices along with Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller hosted the second Annual Voices of Solidarity Event, honoring remarkable men who have shown exemplary leadership in the pursuit of a world free from gender-based violence.

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