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Zoë Dean-Smith

Senior Vice President

Leadership & Social Impact

Zoe Paris Nov 2019

Zoë is responsible for driving Vital Voices’ global approach to Leadership and Social Impact, to advance the organization’s mission. The LSI Department develops and manages holistic programs to advance women’s leadership and expand their social impact. LSI also lends its expertise and advice on best practices and subject matters including mentorship, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment.

She is an international award-winning social entrepreneur and social impact visionary with experience in economic empowerment & entrepreneurship, community development, leadership, and mentoring across the world in sectors including social enterprise, for-profit business, and non-profit organizations around the world, with a driving force to provide solutions and bring positive change.

Since 2008, Zoë has presented the Holistic Life Map – a life-changing personal development workshop – to multiple audiences around the world.

She serves on the Boards of the Good Shepherd International Foundation (Italy), the Grassroots Business Fund (USA), on the International Advisory Council of Days for Girls (USA), and has served on the Jury of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. In 2008, Zoë initiated a young women’s mentorship program in the Kingdom of Eswatini. She has served as a mentor in the EnCompass LLC Advanced Gender Integration and Leadership (AGILE) course for USAID Gender Advisors, the Cherie Blair Mentoring Women in Business program, and the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders.

Outside of work, Zoë is an emerging author, dog lover, and indoor cycling instructor.

Her Driving Force – “I thrive on helping others be their best selves”.