TAKING A STAND
Investments in women bring high returns for economic growth, societal wellbeing, and global stability. Corporate CEOs across the globe are taking a stand for women & girls. Read their letter to Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
NATIONAL YOUTH POET LAUREATE
2015 HERlead Fellow & National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, will open the inaugural reading of Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry with an original poem. Catch up with Amanda and other women in our global network of leaders and change-makers.
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 Andrea Garcia Lopez, VVLead Fellow & CEO of PROtrash.
STORY OF IMPACT: JUNA MATHEMA, GAP
Check out this story of impact from Juna Mathema. Juna participated in the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) in May of 2017. Mentored by Moira Quinn, chief operating officer at Charlotte City Center Partners, she worked on strategies for improving business operations and financial management.
Over the course of a year, our #AVitalVoice campaign will tell the story of 100 courageous Vital Voices Network women across the globe. Last month, we profiled Rosana Schaack, founder of Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK). Rosana’s story was shared by Lesley Jane Seymour. Be sure to follow along on social media as we continue to shine a spotlight on these incredible leaders!
BEFORE YOU GO…
- #WomensEqualityDay is behind us, but the work continues! Start the month off right with words of wisdom from these powerhouses.
- U.K shadow minister Chris Williamson has been criticized by female colleagues and union chiefs for suggesting there was “merit” in introducing women-only train carriages.
- More than 200,000 children under the age of 18 were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015, thanks to loopholes in U.S. laws.