Mentoring Women to Create a New Generation of Leaders

Vital Voices' Global Mentorship Leading to Leadership Program will consist of three global programs working with a diverse group of partners and experts. These programs will focus on leadership in the following areas: leadership in government, leadership in business, leadership in Human Rights, leadership in Peace and Coexistence.

Vital Voices' Global Mentorship Leading to Leadership Program

In 2011, the 'Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women' continued with two programs: the Avon International NGO Mentoring Program in the U.S., and a regional follow-up training in South Africa planned for the African delegations of the Partnership in September. The program will provide participants with specific knowledge, skills, and relationships that will enhance their professional development, their respective NGOs, and the communities they serve.

In August 2011, in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, AusAID, and the Asian Development Bank, Vital Voices will launch a 19-month program to empower 13 country delegations to implement a specific project in one of three issue areas: influencing legislative and policy change to improve women's labor force participation; working to remove legal impediments to women's entrepreneurship, and advancing young women's leadership and mentorship in public life. In addtion, the program 'Young Women Leaders Building Peace and Prosperity' continued with a program in Haifa, Israel in April 2011, and the Latin America Caribbean Businesswomen's Network (LAC BWN) was launched in Argentina, Nicaragua, and Guatemala in June 2011.


  • Vital Voices Global Partnership

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    In 1997, Vital Voices was created to make space for women to be heard. Their founders knew then what has now become a universal truth: that women are essential to progress in their communities....

  • ExxonMobil Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
  • American University Kogod School of Business

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    American University is known for its distinctive character – as a place where students learn from leaders in their fields and are engaged in active citizenship.

    Our Washington,...

  • Women's Campaign International (WCI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    In 1995, former Member of Congress, Marjorie Margolies, served as the Director of the United States delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. At this...

  • Avon Foundation for Women

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Avon Foundation has been improving and saving women's lives since it was founded in 1955, and we are proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally....

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2011
  • ValueUSD 6.27 Million