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Vital Voices’ Statement on Violence in Tigray

April 2021 – At Vital Voices, we are deeply concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Tigray and strongly condemn the reported atrocities. For months, the conflict in the Tigray Regio...

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NEWS RELEASE: McLarty Scholars Announced for 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (APRIL 9, 2021) – The McLarty family today announced that two University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service students, Ophelia Delali Akoto and Rodrigo Santos Legaspi...

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VV Engage Fellows 2019 – 2020

The 2019-2020 cohort of the VVEngage Fellowship included 25 women from 22 countries.

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VVEngage Announces its 2020-2021 Fellows

March 2021 – The VVEngage Fellowship is announcing its 2020-2021 Fellows, who will participate in the program supporting outstanding women political leaders making and influencing policy across the gl...

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Vital Voices’ Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

March 2021 – At Vital Voices, we condemn  anti-Asian racism and hate crimes against the Asian community across the country. Though there has been a rise in these crimes over the last year, racis...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

Dear WE Empower and Vital Voices Community, With the heaviest of hearts, we are writing to inform you of the passing of one of our own – Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, a WE Empower Awardee from the inaugu...

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Vital Voices Joins Google.org on New $25 Million Challenge to Empower Women and Girls

New fund will test innovative ideas to spur women’s economic empowerment globally

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Story of Impact: Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri- Grateful For My Vital Voices Family

This story was written by Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, VV GROW Fellow and VV 100 woman leader February 2021 – As 2021 has brought in a new sense of hope and purpose, I have reflected on one of the more ...

2015 HERlead fellow, Amanda Gorman, shares a story of impact.

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In Response to the Situation in Myanmar

Vital Voices's statement on the situation in Myanmar.

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Power to Empower: Violeta Bermudez

VVEngage Fellow and current Interim Prime Minister in Peru Violeta Bermudez joined the podcast to discuss her drive to use her position, power and voice to push for gender equality.

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Vital Voices Unveils Portrait of Kamala Harris on Future Headquarters

Vital Voices Unveils Portrait of Kamala Harris on Future Headquarters Women’s Leadership Organization Partnered with Local DC Artist Tronja Anglero January 19, 2021 – Vital Voices is celebrating wome...

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A Message to Our Community

A message from Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson.

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Vital Voices Gift Guide 2020

Vital Voices has partnered with inspiring women through our Signature Programs. You can shop their products and make an impact this holiday season by supporting small, women-led businesses.

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Power to Empower: Maria Pacheco

Social entrepreneur Maria Pacheco joined the podcast to discuss the powerful connections she's seen carry people through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Power to Empower: Kiran Bir Sethi

Designer and education reformer Kiran Bir Sethi spoke about what led to the creation of her unique formal for building humanity within young people, focusing on empathy, ethics, excellence, elevation,...

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Power to Empower: Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim

Climate change expert and indigenous rights activist Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim shows us that bringing indigenous voices to the global climate change conversation is crucial to slowing the effects of clima...

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Power to Empower: Habiba Ali

Social entrepreneur Habiba Ali shares fascinating insight on the health impacts of Kerosene-based cookstoves, and how she envisioned a solution to a uniquely gendered phenomenon.

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Power to Empower: Christine Lagarde

President Lagarde of the European Central Bank sat down to discuss the “superb importance” of using one’s platform as a woman leader.

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Power to Empower: Amira Yahyaoui

Activist, founder and changemaker Amira Yahyaoui joined the podcast to reflect on what drives her to solve problems and overcome obstacles.

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Power to Empower: Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman joined us as the inaugural guest for the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power To Empower. She spoke about transformation, triumph, and having hope for the future.

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