Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Kate Bosworth and many other Hollywood stars and activists joined PORTER’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Yeomans and Universal Pictures Chairman and Vital Voices board member Donna Langley as they co-hosted the second annual Incredible Women Gala in association with Estée Lauder. The evening benefitted Vital Voices, highlighting network activist, Hafsat Abiola.
NEXT STOP: LOS ANGELES
The Global Ambassadors Program takes place in Los Angeles, CA next week on the third and final stop of our U.S. tour this year, celebrating five years of mentorship since the start of the partnership with Bank of America in 2012.Check out this blog from Zoë Dean-Smith, Vice President, Global Leadership Programs, in anticipation of the program.
THE VITAL VOICES OF OUR TIME
Check out the next episode of our new podcast series. Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with VVLead Fellow, CEO of AnnieCannons, Inc, Jessica Hubley.
“PEOPLE NEED MENTORS NOW MORE THAN EVER”
Vital Voices board member, Diane von Furstenberg was honored with the Master Mentor award at the iMentor Champions dinner. With hundreds of mentoring relationships under her belt, DVF has centered women’s empowerment as a key message throughout her career.
Ollín Jóvenes en Movimiento
VVLead Fellow Greta Ríos stopped by the Vital Voices office last month to speak about her youth advocacy and research organization, Ollín Jóvenes en Movimiento. Catch up with Greta and other women in our global network of leaders and change-makers.
VOICES OF SOLIDARITY
In advance of International Human Rights Day, join us for Voices of Solidarity at IAC HQ in New York on December 4, 2017. Voices of Solidarity is a presentation of the Vital Voices Solidarity Award to the remarkable men who have shown courage and compassion in advocating on behalf of women and girls in the United States and around the world. Learn More.
Our CEO Alyse Nelson was joined by Ariela Suster of SEQUENCE and DVF Chief Creative Officer, Jonathan Saunders at a DVF pop-up shop in San Francisco last month. A special thank you to our gracious host, Vital Voices Board member Diane von Furstenberg, for her ongoing support to our organization. You can learn more about the event here.
BEFORE YOU GO…
- We are thrilled to see our Vital Voices board chair Beth Brooke-Marciniak and so many board members, partners and VV women leaders on Forbes’ Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women list. Check it out!
- Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums.
- Overcoming sexism is not an easy feat. Meet Kavita Devi, India’s first female WWE wrester.
- A recent poll shows that nearly half of working women have experienced harassment.