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The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.

The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.

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United States

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The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.

Twitter:

@vitalvoices

Language:

English

Contact:

2024460508


Episodes

Celebrating a New Milestone with Artist Tronja Anglero

1/20/2021
Artist and activist Tronja Anglero joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to disucss the new portrait of Kamala Harris Vital Voices commissioned from Tronja. The two discussed the power that art like this has to showcase the positive and strong side to women and their contributions, the deep impact representation at high levels can have on the next generation, the way Tronja uses her art to empower and much more. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This...

Duration:00:16:10

Power to Empower: A Special Episode on Leadership Re-imagined ft. Dr. Rola Hallam & Kah Walla

1/6/2021
Last month, we gathered our network of supporters– virtually – to celebrate and recognize the launch of our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower. At that event, we brought together two women leaders, Global Leadership Awards Honoree, humanitarian and CanDo founder Dr. Rola Hallam and VV Board of Directors member, Cameroonian politician and entrepreneur Kah Walla, depicted in the book for a moving discussion about women’s leadership, their journeys, and much more. Tune...

Duration:00:38:59

Power to Empower: Laura Liswood on Empathy and Ethics in Leadership

12/23/2020
Secretary General and co-founder of the Council of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood joined Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to talk about her leadership journey, the lessons learned along the way and how she uses ethics and empathy in leadership to empower others. Tune in to hear how Laura’s theories on power and leadership that can exclude – and include – historically minority groups from positions of power. Listen in to hear more about her compelling theories and insights on...

Duration:00:50:19

Power to Empower: Peru Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez on Democracy, Good Governance and Using Her Power for Meaningful Change

12/16/2020
VVEngage Fellow and current Interim President of Peru’s Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermudez spoke with host Alyse Nelsonabout building a career fueled by a passion for creating change. The staunch gender equality advocate discusses her goal for gender parity in politics, and the cascading impact of seeing women in leadership positions. Tune in to hear how Violeta’s background as a constitutional expert and gender equality advocate made her known as the “RGB of Peru” and how she uses...

Duration:00:25:29

Power to Empower: Ravi Kant on Men’s Allyship and the Importance of Breaking the Silence around VAW

12/9/2020
Human rights advocate Ravi Kant joined the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk on the importance of men’s allyship and his fight in breaking the silence around violence against women and children in India. In this episode, Ravi shares how his mother raised he and his brothers to be advocates in the fight for gender equality as an ally for women and girls in the community. Tune in to hear Ravi dive into the impacts of COVID-19 on the fight against...

Duration:00:23:58

Power to Empower: Chessy Prout on her Journey towards Activism and the Importance of Allyship for Survivors

12/2/2020
Author and Activist Chessy Prout joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talkabout her journey as a survivor of sexual assault and how critical the allies around her were as she and her family worked through the draining process of seeking justice. Chessy reflected on the importance of connecting with and encouraging other survivors to assert their most important, basic rights – and how those connections drove her to use her voice...

Duration:00:28:25

Title: Power to Empower: Kiran Bir Sethi on using Empathy, Ethics and Evolution to Build Humanity in Children

11/25/2020
VV Woman Leader Kiran Bir Sethi joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about the turning point for her leadership journey: becoming a mother. In this episode, Kiran shares how - through role as a mother - she learned the importance of empathy, ethics, excellence, elevation and evolution in shaping schools’ educational curriculum to build humanity in children, rather than just preparing them for tests. Tune in to hear how...

Duration:00:29:00

Power to Empower: Maria Pacheco on the Realities of Entrepreneurship and the Power of Connection

11/18/2020
Biologist, entrepreneur and founder of Wakami, Maria Pacheco, joined the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work as a bridge between communities and the larger world. Maria spoke about her focus on channeling positive energy to make change happen for people and the environment, and how the 20-year Guatemalan Civil War inspired her work to build connection between communities. Hear more about her experience working with makers and...

Duration:00:28:24

Power to Empower: Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim on Bringing Voice and Power to Indigenous Communities

11/11/2020
Climate change and indigenous rights activist Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim joined the Power to Empower series to discuss the way she brings the unique perspective of the Mbororo community to the international stage to inform global climate change efforts with on-the-ground experience. With Host Alyse Nelson, Hindou shares her path to leadership, her connection to her community and its impacts on international dialogue. She reflects on how critical it is that she uses her voice to bring humanity to...

Duration:00:19:57

Habiba Ali on Building Strength of Character through Resistance with Persistence

11/6/2020
Managing Director of Sosai Renewable Energies, VV GROW Fellow, Global Ambassadors alumna, WE Empower Awardee and Global Leadership Awards Honoree Habiba Ali joined this episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Habiba joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work in the renewable energy space in Nigeria, how her past has been a stepping stone to what her future has become and the barriers she’s worked through that have led her to use her voice and empathy to become...

Duration:00:26:23

Power to Empower: Christine Lagarde on Being the First and Daring the Difference

11/4/2020
Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, joins this week’s episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower! President Lagarde joined host Alyse Nelson for a thoughtful and dynamic conversation about being the first woman in a role – and both the responsibility and motivation that comes with the title. She offered insight on how she’s leading the international body through COVID-19, and shared her advice for women leaders to own what makes them different and...

Duration:00:19:24

Power to Empower: Amira Yahyaoui on Fighting for Dignity and Women as Changemakers

10/30/2020
Tunisian human rights activist, global technology entrepreneur and founder of Mos.com, Amira Yahyaoui joined the second episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Amira joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about her past, present, and future as an advocate for change and what it means to be a trailblazing human rights advocate, a woman leader, and immigrant. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100...

Duration:00:29:21

Power to Empower: Amanda Gorman on Building Confidence and Encouraging Others to Speak Up

10/28/2020
Inaugural US Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman joined the debut episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Amanda joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about building her confidence as a poet and leader to overcome her speech impediment and raise her voice as an agent for change. Amanda talked about the lessons she’s learned as she works to bring about conversations around race and her recently launched Vote for the future Initiative – calling everyone to cast their vote in...

Duration:00:29:27

Voices of Resilience: Panmela Castro on Crisis, Leadership and Hope in Brazil

9/4/2020
Street artist, human rights advocate and survivor Panmela Castro gave us a first-person update from Brazil on how the country is handling the pandemic - from concerns of inequitable healthcare and crowded housing, to increased domestic and gender-based violence. But despite it all, Panmela is energized by the artistic options still available and the community that advocacy can build. She spoke with Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson about her portrait in the new Vital Voices: 100...

Duration:00:22:45

Voices of Resilience: Fighting for Justice with Claire Russo

9/2/2020
Former Marine and Congressional Candidate Claire Russo joined Vital Voices' Alyse Nelson to share her harrowing story of sexual assault, and discuss the deeply difficult journey she had to undertake to fight for justice within the armed forces. Claire's courage didn't stop there - she not only shared her story to get justice, but also as a part of her Congressional campaign, bravely discussing her personal account to continue her right to right wrongs around her. Tune into this powerful...

Duration:00:37:50

Voices of Resilience: The Danger of Biased Data with Emily Courey Pryor

8/28/2020
In this conversation, Data2X's Emily Courey Pryor outlines the crucial points as to why gender data matters in building a more equal world. Biased data leads to biased policies, which widen economic and opportunity gaps and leave women behind when pushing for progress. From the way data is gathered to how questions are structured to how it's analyzed, gender bias can creep in throughout the data collection process - and deliver negative results. Tune in for an important conversation. To...

Duration:00:25:47

Voices of Resilience: Voting Rights and Women in Politics with Cynthia Richie Terrell

8/26/2020
For Women's Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States, we're joining RepresentWomen's Cynthia Richie Terrell to discuss voting access and best practices for election systems to bring better gender balance and representation into politics. Find out more about RepresentWomen: https://www.representwomen.org/ See the letter Alyse and Cynthia discuss here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/08/women-group-warns-media-against-sexist-coverage-biden-veep To...

Duration:00:33:31

Voices of Resilience: Women's Role in the Aftermath in Beirut with Joelle Abou Farhat

8/21/2020
VVEngage Fellow Joelle Abou Farhat spoke with VV President and CEO Alyse Nelson about the devastating impact of not only the explosion in Beirut, but the lack of formal response in the country. She offered perspective on the government's response, and shed light on why Lebanese women - at the center of recovery efforts today - are always ready to serve their community at a moment's notice. And while her city recovers from the shock of the explosion, she discussed how this crisis...

Duration:00:24:22

Voices of Resilience: Representation and Investment with Mona Sinha

8/19/2020
Business leader and philanthropist Mona Sinha joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson for a passionate conversation about women's role investing in causes that matter and why authentic representation will make the world a better place for more people. Mona discussed her journey and drive to prioritize issues that advance equality, and what her career has shown her about the importance of embracing your voice and amplifying the issues you work on. From guidance on navigating...

Duration:00:44:58

Special Episode: Reflecting on Dr. Hawa Abdi's Life Serving Others

8/14/2020
Last week, the world lost an unparalleled human rights activist, Dr. Hawa Abdi. Hawa gained international attention when she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, but spent a life long before that committed to overcoming obstacles so that she could care for those around her. After losing her mother at a young age to maternal mortality, Hawa became Somalia's first female gynecologist. She built her one-room clinic into a refugee camp that would ultimately serve more than 90,000...

Duration:00:38:35