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How women around the world are leading powerful change

Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increasein women's university enrollment rates, women's earnings, andmaternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we seemore prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families,and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, womenremain the most consistently under-utilized resource. VitalVoices calls for and makes possible transformative leadershiparound the world.

In Vital Voices, CEO Alyse Nelson shares the stories ofremarkable, world-changing women, as well as the story of how VitalVoices was founded, crossing lines that typically divide. For 15years, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to enableothers to become change agents in their governments, advocates forsocial justice, and supporters of democracy. They equip women withmanagement and business development skills to expand theirenterprises and create jobs in their communities. Their voices,stories, and hard-earned lessons—shared here for the firsttime—are deeply authentic and truly vital.

  • Features interviews and first-person accounts of globalleaders, such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, andAung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy leader,as well as business leaders
  • Draws on the work of the Vital Voices, the organization foundedby Hillary Clinton in 1997 as a government initiative thattransformed into a leading non-profit, which enables a network of10,000 emerging women leaders in politics, human rights, andeconomic development in 127 countries. These women have gone on tomentor and train more than 500,000
  • Focuses on the key elements of the Vital Voices five-step modelof transformational leadership, including how to find a voice, leadwith purpose, cross lines that divide, and more

Through the firsthand accounts of trail-blazing leaders,Vital Voices introduces unforgettable, inspiring women whoare shaping our world.

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