What a year. 2017 saw women marching in the streets, overturning archaic laws and demanding workplace equality. We proclaimed #MeToo, got behind the wheel of progress and… nevertheless, persisted. From both inside the Vital Voices network and around the world, it was ” The Year Of”… well, so much. Check out some of the powerful moments that added up to a dizzying, significant year of change.
During its fifth anniversary year, our groundbreaking Global Ambassadors Program – a partnership between Vital Voices and Bank of America – came to the United States for the first time, celebrating five years of Mentorship.
The celebration of International Women’s Day came to fruition at the 16th Annual Global Leadership Awards this year. We honored five incredible women leaders from around the world working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights.