Vital Voices Global Partnership was proud to be a part of the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit in New York this September.
The conference convenes women leaders from around the globe to discuss ways to drive progress toward a more equitable future by using the collective power of women entrepreneurs and female business executives to create a more equitable future.
The synergy between Forbes Women and Vital Voices became evident during the opening film to kick off the event, which featured Vital Voices Board Members Bozoma St. John (former CMO of Netflix) and Amanda Gorman (Inaugural US Youth Poet Laureate, Vital Voices HerLead Fellowship alum)—two shining stars of the global network that makes up more than 20,000 women across 184 countries.
VV GROW Fellowship alum Markette Sheppard, who now works to market and promote Vital Voices, was in attendance to learn and share ways that women from both organizations can use their economic power to empower others.
The 10th Power Women’s Summit was a particularly special occasion for Moira Forbes, who is a fourth generation publisher at the magazine. During the event, she noted that in the first magazine her great grandfather published in September of 1917, he ran a headline about launching a “unique department” devoted to women in business.
“The day of women executives and directors is drawing near. Little advance in this direction has been made thus far. But here an evolution is bound to come,” said B.C. Forbes, the original publisher.
It was the first business magazine to have such a such a department and she is proud to lead that forward more than 100 years later.
“While realizing his vision for gender equality has taken far longer than he predicted, I’m proud Forbes continues this legacy,” said Ms. Forbes.
The key takeaways from the event: women are key drivers of changes in this world and economic empowerment goes hand-in-hand with supporting women leaders who are hard at work solving the world’s greatest challenges.