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Vital Voices, in partnership with Bank of America, is proud to host the 22nd Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) from November 6th – 10th. The week-long program will bring together 52 women social entrepreneurs, and business and nonprofit leaders from 29 countries.

The 2023 program will support women working in the handmade and handcraft sector. It will provide a unique opportunity for women leaders to connect, establish networks, and broaden their knowledge. It also marks the first virtual convening of the Global Ambassadors Program, with the largest cohort to date.

Throughout the week, the women participants will engage in strategic training sessions designed to address barriers that impede growth and impact in their businesses and organizations. The ultimate goal of the program is to empower these women leaders to become key drivers of economic growth in their communities. The program is not only an opportunity for participants to develop their global network but also provides a platform for seeking support on challenges and needs that they and their organizations may face.

“Investing in women leaders is needed now more than ever, and we know that when you invest in one woman, she pays it forward to her community. To address the growing challenges of the 21st century, we need more women championing bold ideas and empowering whole communities,” shared Zoë Dean-Smith, Senior Vice President of Leadership and Social Impact at Vital Voices. “At Vital Voices, we are proud to partner with Bank of America to provide programming that elevates women leaders to new heights.”

Since its launch in 2012, The Global Ambassadors Program launch has successfully held 21 programs in various countries such as France, Puerto Rico, Haiti, South Africa, India, Singapore, Brazil, Qatar, Mexico, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. The program has impacted the lives of over 360 women from more than 85 countries.

Learn more about the 2023 Global Ambassadors Program and explore the biographies of each women leader.