Vital Voices Podcast

Vital Voices Global Partnership

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.

All Episodes

Melissa Shang, disability rights activist, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a special International Youth Day discussion on advocacy and the power of young voices. Born with a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Melissa has worked throughout her young-adult life to incorporate anti-ableist conversation into popular discourse. In this enlightening conversation, Melissa and Alyse discuss the path to activism and importance of representation in youth popular culture, the impact that the Covid 19 Pandemic has had on the disabled community, the importance of Gen Z’s activist upbringing, and how we can all be better allies to the disabled community. At such a young age, Melissa is already a truly inspirational leader whose empathy and strength she continues to use as her power to empower others.Melissa is a former Vital Voices HerLead fellow and recently, was included in a series of portraits celebrating Asian American women. You can see her portrait on the new Vital Voices building in Washington, DC.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer:. Sofiyat IbrahimEditor: Maya SternthalMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 12

18 min 41 sec

Her Royal Highness, Intisar AlSabah, Kuwaiti social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and princess of the House of Al Sabah, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a discussion on how we can use lessons learned from overcoming adversity to empower others. A survivor of domestic abuse and military occupation, Her Royal Highness explores how traumatic events in her own life impacted her mental health, how she escaped from this dark place, and how she relies on skills gained from these experiences to support her work in empowering others. Today, Her Royal Highness runs the Intisar Foundation, a charitable organization which uses drama therapy to support the mental health of Kuwaiti women and children. Through her passionate words, she emphasizes the importance of increased support for mental health and empathetic leadership practices.  Her Royal Highness models how individuals striving to improve their mental health and overcome challenges can unearth their inner strength and use it to confirm their faith in a brighter future. Due to the seemingly pervasive isolation that Covid-19 has instilled upon much of the world, she explains how now more than ever before, we must support one another and include the importance of mental health in mainstream discourse. To learn more about the Intisar Foundation, visit https://intisarfoundation.org. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Sofiyat Ibrahim. Producer and Editor: Maya Sternthal.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Jul 14

41 min 10 sec

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chair and founding member of the Council of Women World Leaders, and current President of the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Change joined host, Alyse Nelson for a discussion on her experience as a woman leader in Irish politics and global organizations, mental health, and the intersection between gender and the climate crisis. Based on her years of experience, President Robinson shares why she believes that the adoption of feminist leadership practices will be crucial for future leaders tasked with solving the world’s greatest challenges.Mary has dedicated her life to public service and leads based on values she learned as an avid participant in the women’s movement. Throughout her years in public facing roles, she has shown us how women lead differently – by being a respectful, non-hierarchical, observant, and empathetic leader, she effectively amplifies the voices of those on the margins of mainstream discourse. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer:. Sofiyat IbrahimPost Copy: Maya SternthalMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Jun 30

24 min 10 sec

Cici Battle, social impact strategist, organizer, and facilitator, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a discussion on Juneteenth and how the United States must move beyond performative solidarity in order to address its deep-rooted issues with race and equality. By reflecting on the events of the past year, including the murder of George Floyd, the global Pandemic, and the transition in federal administration, Cici explored the positive changes that have emerged in nation-wide discourse about race and American history. She also emphasized the need for more tangible measures like federal legislation on lynching and financial reparations to the descendants of slaves that will be crucial next steps if the United States strives to be truly cognizant of its past and committed to building a brighter future.Cici is a strong and resilient leader who has dedicated her life to supporting young leaders, the women’s movement, and transforming corporate cultures to better support the needs of marginalized groups. This Juneteenth, we encourage you to learn about the history of the holiday and use the day to reflect on the ways we can all move the charge forward for a better future.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Sofiyat IbrahimPost Copy: Maya SternthalMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Jun 16

46 min 53 sec

TW || Former Mexican congresswomen and life-long advocate against gender-based violence in Mexico, Adriana Hinojosa Céspedes, joined the Vital Voices Podcast with host Alyse Nelson, to discuss Mexico’s ongoing femicide crisis, the strength of women in this time of uncertainty, and the hope that is generated from small steps of progress in the fight for gender equality. Through her eloquent and sensitive words, Adriana shares horrific details of the violence women and children in Mexico continue to face in many cities in Mexico. And as omen across Mexico continue calling for justice and security - to be free and safe, while leading protests around the country- they continue to remain an inspiration to many of us at Vital Voices and across the world. The world is not safe for women and without safety, we cannot have true equality. Listen to this insightful conversation to learn about Adriana’s work and how you can support the women in Mexico.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofiyat IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

May 26

23 min 15 sec

Visionary Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa, Adi Tafuna’i joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss her pioneering work revitalizing the local economy in Samoa by building female entrepreneurship using locally-sources resources and tapping into external markets. Adi and Alyse discuss the impact climate change has had on the local Samoan and Pacific Island communities, and she shares how she gives back to her local community by prioritizing the women within the community.Adi offers information on how you can support the local Samoan community and local communities and - in so doing - contribute to the empowerment of the women in the region. Listen in! To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker and a foreword by Amanda Gorman, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

May 19

24 min 45 sec

Career diplomat and NDI Director for Women, Gender and Democracy Sandra Pepera joined host Alyse Nelson on the podcast to discuss her career building inclusive, resilient democracy. Sandra reflected on the need to focus on creating systems that push for culture change to really secure lasting impact when it comes to greater gender equity and representation in politics around the world. She and Alyse discussed the ways that we need to support not only women leaders as individuals, but also ensure we’re valuing the elements that elevated them to leadership so that others can follow in their footsteps.Sandra shared her perspective on the increasing, targeted violence against women in politics around the world, and what she sees as the priorities for Biden’s Administration with regard to gender equity around the world. Listen in!To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofiyat IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

May 12

27 min 21 sec

Democratic activist and economist Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss how her leadership style has been shaped by a staunch commitment to her values and deep community engagement. Leading by example, Oby explains how she uses her power to empower community voices around her, coaching a new generation of leaders who are driven by values to disrupt the culture of putting the self in front of the common good. Over her decades-long career, Oby has demonstrated the power of values-driven leadership – and is committed to fostering the next generation of leaders to change politics from the ground up. Tune in to hear more from Oby on her fight to cut down corruption, instill passionate and effective leadership in Nigeria and sustain democracy. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Apr 28

23 min 48 sec

Future for Us Founder and Leadership Incubator Fellow Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss her passion for equity and her fight to get more women of color in leadership within the modern workplace. Sage shared how dealing with her own experiences of discrimination in the workplace motivated her to put her passion for equity into action. In this dynamic conversation, Sage makes it clear the importance of rooting advocacy and workplaces alike in an intersectional perspective, and the impact and power of bringing so many women across the world together. From kickstarting Future for Us and catalyzing the conversation around justice for women of color in the workplace, Sage has always worked to be transparent and flexible in her leadership – two qualities that came in handy at the onset of COVID-19. Listen in to hear more about how Sage exemplifies what we all know: that women lead differently. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Executive Editor: Sofi Ibrahim. Producer and Editor: Shreya Bandyopadhyay.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Apr 21

36 min 14 sec

Outspoken Congolese radio journalist and co-founder of the South Kivu Women’s Media Association Chouchou Namegabe sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss Chouchou’s efforts enacting cultural change surrounding sexual assault and gender-based violence. Throughout her career, she has focused on bringing the stories of survivors to light by leveraging the radio industry, breaking down the culture of devaluing and silencing women’s voices.Listen in to learn more about Chouchou’s journey to changing the culture while enduring pushback – starting with her own family and household. Chouchou is a critical example of the ways that women leaders use their power to empower by changing the narrative around important issues, and pushing culture forward in any way she can. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Shreya BandyopadhyayMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Apr 14

29 min 56 sec

Owner of the Amar Singh Art Gallery, Human Rights Activist and Solidarity Council Member Amar Singh, sat down with Host Alyse Nelson to discuss men’s critical role in the fight for gender equality and his work in bridging the gender gap and championing women within the art space. As an art gallerist, Amar saw the blatant lack of representation of women in the arts and continues to pioneer a culture change by uplifting and showcasing women artists. Tune in to hear how Amar embraces his allyship to champion women’s rights and push his passion for change forward. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Apr 7

21 min 45 sec

Civil rights activist and the CEO and founder of Rise, Amanda Nguyen sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss the recent rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community and how she uses her activism to advocate for more informed and collaborative change. Amanda reflects on how she got involved in activism, her work with Rise Justice Labs and the impact of social media in democratizing the voices of the voiceless. A strong believer in collective action, Amanda has constantly worked to use her power to empower community leaders through trainings and workshops. With constant grit, breaking down barriers to activism and creating civil rights, Amanda continues to remind us how women lead differently! Listen in to learn more about the incredible work Amanda has done to redefine survivor involvement in sexual violence legislation and how you can get involved in social justice activism. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker and a foreword by Amanda Gorman, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Mar 31

26 min 26 sec

Advocate and disability and inclusion expert Sara Minkara sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss her approach to framing inclusivity as a value-based proposition and how we can all lead with empathy and without assumption. Sara, the founder of the non-profit Empowerment Through Integration (ETI), draws from her experience as a blind, Lebanese-American woman who, despite barriers intent on blocking her way to success, has refuted the need for societal validation and instead created her own narrative and followed her unique path, realizing the only way to make change was to create it herself. Listen in to learn more about the incredible work Sara has done to redefine the concept of inclusivity and create opportunities for everyone. Understanding that inclusion is a value for all, Sara’s words and actions leave an impact on all who hear them, proving the way women lead differently by bridging lines that seek to divide. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Mar 3

23 min 45 sec

Activist, Social Impact Strategist, co-founder of Freedom March NYC and all-round icon Chelsea Miller joined Host Alyse Nelson for a special Black History Month episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower. Tune in to hear Chelsea share her thoughts on everything from mobilizing youth last summer following the murder of George Floyd to what’s happening on the frontlines of change, to her priorities to cement change and more.Listen to share in Chelsea’s share passion for investing in youth and showcasing stories of young people making change happen to inspire others to do the same. It’s an honor to hear from this young leader about her thoughts on the future, and learn more about her work to defund the systems that contribute to the oppression and criminalization of Black and brown communities. Thanks to Chelsea, you can find out more about how you can be an ally in the fight for equality for all!  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline, with a foreword by Amanda Gorman. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Feb 26

23 min 45 sec

‘Leap and the net will appear.’ Vital Voices network women Jessica Hubley, CEO of AnnieCannons, and Leah Lizarondo, co-founder of Food Rescue Hero, sat down with Alyse Nelson to discuss the power of pivoting. In both of their careers, Jessica and Leah each took leaps of faith, changing their trajectories to make an impact in their communities. Despite uncertainty and barriers, they were able to transform fears of failure into positive learning experiences that helped them create new and exciting opportunities for themselves, for those without food and the trafficking survivors they serve, and for the women who follow after them. Listen in to hear Jessica and Leah reflect on the way that failure taught them how to create successful initiatives in the future. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline with a foreword by Amanda Gorman. Host: Alyse NelsonExecutive Producer: Lizzie Kubo KirschenbaumProducer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeodDeliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.

Feb 24

40 min 15 sec

President of the non-profit Reinserta, Saskia Niño de Rivera, and social worker and co-founder of the non-profit Prerana, Priti Patkar, sat down with Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to discuss current barriers to achieving human rights for children around the world. Saskia and Priti explain their efforts to break the cycle of intergenerational violence by working directly with the children and parents involved, striving to ensure the balance of human rights is kept in line with the context of the children’s lives. Listen in to learn more about the incredible work these women are doing to change broken systems, build new structures that better serve children and give them new opportunities, and how they leverage their empathy and willingness to take risks as their power. Their work is inspiring, but it’s their hope, resilience and dedication that makes both women enlightening.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Feb 17

47 min 56 sec

Young women will lead the way. That much is clear when speaking with women like Faith Florez, founder of the Latina Legacy Foundation and creator of the Calor App. Faith reconnected with podcast host Alyse Nelson to discuss the way that Faith’s family inspired her work protecting farm workers and informing them of their rights through technology. Faith explains how, through mentoring, seizing opportunities and passionate dedication, she’s grown her initial efforts into a platform educating people on key issues like immigration, their working rights, COVID-19 precautions and more.Listen in to hear more from this dynamic young leader, and get Faith’s advice for other future leaders out there!To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Feb 10

23 min 25 sec

Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, joined Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to talk about her journey from intern to Chairman, and how she forged her way through challenges by making a plan and pushing herself to the next level. Donna shares stories from her childhood, catalyzing moments from her career and how she uses compassion and empathy to lead others through crisis.Listen in to hear more about the intentional choices she’s made to keep the entertainment industry moving through the pandemic,and how and how she uses her commitment to and passion for diversity, inclusion and equity to empower others and create global change.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker and a foreword by Amanda Gorman, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Feb 3

36 min 6 sec

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 series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline.  Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Jan 20

16 min 10 sec

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 in to hear how Rola and Kah think violence like they’ve seen in their home countries of Syria and Cameroon impacts women, and what they see as the path forward for women across the world during these unprecedented times.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jan 6

39 min

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 leadership, diversity and inclusion and what it takes for women to rise to positions of power.  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Dec 2020

50 min 19 sec

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 her power as a woman in political spaces to influence progressive change and empower others. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Dec 2020

25 min 29 sec

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 GBV. Listen in to more on how he uses his voice as an ally in the space to reach out to communities to change mindsets and encourage everyone to speak out against abuses, respond to and denounce the violence and strengthen law enforcement. To learn more about Ravi and his brothers’ work to end GBV and human trafficking, visit https://shaktivahini.org/.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse NelsonExecutive Producer: Lizzie Kubo KirschenbaumProducer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeodDeliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Dec 2020

23 min 58 sec

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 so that other survivors know that they are not alone. In this episode, Chessy shares how - through her journey of activism and advocacy, she’s learned what meaningful allyship looks like to support survivors. She and Alyse spoke about the big impact it makes knowing that leaders believe in survivors, and the value of partnering with advocates from high level to ensure survivors’ voices are heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Dec 2020

28 min 25 sec

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 Kiran’s background as a designer prepared her to rethink the educational system in India, and how her system for educating children as changemakers is spreading around the world. Plus, find out her thoughts on ways to build connection with your kids in COVID.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Nov 2020

29 min

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 businesses throughout COVID-19, and the kindness and compassion she’s seen throughout the crises of 2020. Tune in to hear how she’s connecting to the vision of a better world.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Nov 2020

28 min 25 sec

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 the climate change conversations - thereby using her voice as her #powertoempower.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Nov 2020

19 min 57 sec

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 a flexible, resilient and determined leader!To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Nov 2020

26 min 23 sec

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 feel confident to take risks. With President Lagarde’s stories of triumph and strength through adversity – this episode is a must-listen!To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse NelsonExecutive Producer: Lizzie Kubo KirschenbaumProducer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeodDeliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Nov 2020

19 min 25 sec

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 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline.Host: Alyse Nelson.Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/ ___________________________________ 

Oct 2020

29 min 21 sec

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 the upcoming election.To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Producer and Editor: Sofi IbrahimMusic: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Oct 2020

29 min 26 sec

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 Women Using their Power to Empower, what the crisis is showing about leadership and her hopes from the future.  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer and Editor: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Sep 2020

22 min 45 sec

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 discussion to hear more from Claire on her thoughts on leadership, and her belief in the future.  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer and Editor: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Sep 2020

37 min 50 sec

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 learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Editor: Christi Owiye.Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 2020

25 min 47 sec

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-veepTo learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer and Editor: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 2020

33 min 31 sec

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 demonstrates yet again  why women are so crucial in political office. Tune into this emotional discussion today.  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Host: Alyse Nelson. Executive Producer and Editor: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 2020

24 min 22 sec

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 hardship to perspective on why feminist principles of leadership are critical in crisis, you'll want to listen to this fascinating discussion!

Aug 2020

44 min 58 sec

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 people -  complete with a hospital, school and shelter for those who need it.Remember her life and work with this special episode from the Vital Voices Vault -  a 2011 interview with Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughter Dr. Deqo Mohamed discuss their work, their commitment to ending harmful practices like female genital mutilation/cutting, and why they committed to supporting their home country despite all odds.  To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye. Host: Alyse Nelson. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 2020

38 min 35 sec

Entrepreneur and restauranteur Aline Kamakian was hosting a staff meeting in her restaurant near the port when the explosion in Beirut went off. The restaurant she worked to create for 20 years was immediately destroyed, and the 25 members of her team in the space were all injured. She joined the podcast to update us on the disaster, the quick work she and her team have done to start serving their community, and the hope she’s seen in the way people are taking care of one another. Tune into to hear from this powerful woman, and support her restaurant’s recovery through GoFundMe here. https://www.gofundme.com/f/mayrig To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye. Host: Alyse Nelson. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Aug 2020

32 min 29 sec

Renée Brinkerhoff is breaking records as a rally racecar driver with a mission. She shared her journey from homeschool teacher and stay at home mom to racing around the world on all 7 continents. Renée is on a global tour to bring awareness and raise funds to fight child trafficking, and scheduled to race on her 7th and final continent – Antarctica – in January 2021.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

31 min 9 sec

Anna Phearman from Mobility4All joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to discuss the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the disabled community. The additional considerations that people with disabilities range from difficulties wearing masks to issues masks pose to reading lips and gathering facial expressions for deaf people to medical discrimination and medical rationing when the healthcare systems are overwhelmed – and so much more. Anna offered her perspective on how the pandemic and grassroots demonstrations are affecting disabled people in the COVID era. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

24 min 13 sec

Three Vital Voices women leaders have come together in South Africa to join their artisanal forces to create masks and other goods to sustain artisans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear directly from Eswatini Founder Kerry James and Signhild Brosvik on their work to sustain business throughout closures in South Africa, how they’ve seen strengths in collaboration emerge and why this poses an opportunity for leaders to really demonstrate who they are.Want to order from eSwatini? Find them on Instagram at @eswatini_artisans or email them at eswatiniartisans@gmail.comTo learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.Invest in women, improve the world. Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum. Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye. Host: Alyse Nelson. Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod. Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Jul 2020

17 min 56 sec

Cameroonian activist and former Presidential candidate Kah Walla joined the podcast for an insightful conversation on anti-Blackness and racism in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many more. Kah reflects on the legacy of colonial control and its design for power held by few and oppression of the masses - and how that's defined Africa's leadership structures today. Tune in to hear Kah discuss the decolonization of public space, how crucial it is to maintain a critical eye on the ways structures are working against Black people, and why intersectionality is key to bridging gaps within communities.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

43 min 6 sec

VVEngage Fellow and Venezuelan Member of Parliament Tamara Adrian joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to talk about why her career as a politician is centered on her activism. As the country continues to face multiple crises, from oil to economy to COVID and more, Tamara continues to fight for her community. Tune in to hear her perspective as a leader and one of the first transgender MPs in the region.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

29 min 21 sec

Vital Voices Board Member Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact at Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit behind Sesame Street – works to transform early childhood education and ensure kids around the world are equally prepared to learn and grow. Tune in to hear her discuss Sesame Street’s work in ensuring kids identify with the characters they see on screen, how they’re reframing humanitarian response to prioritize early childhood education, and why clear, personal and transparent communication is critical in crisis.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

32 min 25 sec

After survivor and activist Amanda Nguyen learned her rape kit could be destroyed even if the statute of limitations on her case hadn’t yet been reached, she took action. That action led her to create RISE – an organization dedicated to helping ordinary citizens pen their own rights into laws. She joined the podcast to reflect on her journey, some of the most impactful laws they’ve passed, and how they’re gamifying the lawmaking process to get more people involved. Tune in to hear her talk about the resources RISE is providing survivors as gender-based violence increases during COVID-19.   To learn more about RISEU’s Survivor Safe Haven or to provide flyers in your business or organization, visit https://www.risenow.us/covid   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

24 min

Vital Voices' Solidarity Council member and Promundo founder Gary Barker joined Alyse Nelson for this episode of Voices of Resilience to discuss ways the COVID-19 pandemic impacts gender based violence and gender roles, and the changes we need to make long-term to end gender based violence. Tune in.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

25 min 50 sec

Honored to be joined by Ann O’Leary, Chief of Staff for California Governor Gavin Newsom, on our #VoicesofResilience podcast today! Tune in to hear her first-hand perspective on leading through #COVIDー19, how #California is working through the pandemic and the crucial qualities leaders demonstrate in crisis. Subscribe now.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

23 min 9 sec

"A leader doesn’t have to be a president or prime minister, it’s someone with courage & strength." Global Leadership Awards honoree and GAVI Board Chair Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala joined Vital Voices’ CEO Alyse Nelson for an honest conversation on the women front-line workers and political giants showing leadership during the COVID crisis, and the ways women are impacted. Tune in now!   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jul 2020

26 min 5 sec

This Pride Month, Transgender India founder Neysara joined Alyse Nelson to discuss the struggle transgender people in India go through to not only come out and become their authentic selves, but to be considered human by their families, their communities and their governments. From threats on their lives to losing their personhood to laws that don’t punish offenses against them, Neysara provides perspective on what trans people must confront.  Please note, this episode includes content that may be triggering for some listeners.   To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.  Invest in women, improve the world.   Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.  Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.  Host: Alyse Nelson.  Music:  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.  Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought. Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 

Jun 2020

27 min 6 sec