Conversations with leaders from around the world
Finalists of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge25/12/2018 Duration: 22min
Join Vital Voices President & CEO Alyse Nelson as she sits down with the five finalists for the first-ever WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The finalists were: - Habiba Ali, Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies (Nigeria) - Marta del Rio Villaneuva, Founder and CEO of Wasi Organics (Peru) - Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi, Founder of The Alchemist Lab (Jordan) - Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, Co-Founder and CEO of ECOncrete Tech Ltd. (Israel) - Marijana Savic, Founder and Director of NGO Atina and Bagel Bejgl Shop (Serbia) This interview was recorded in September during the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Voices of Solidarity Honoree Alex Prout11/12/2018 Duration: 38min
Vital Voices COO Alvin Allgood sits down with Alex Prout, one of our 2018 Voices of Solidarity honorees and chair of the Vital Voices Solidarity Council, to discuss Alex's work fighting gender-based violence, his experience advocating for his daughter, Chessy, and how men and boys can become allies in the fight against sexual assault. Alex is the father of Chessy Prout, author of the book I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope. Please be advised, this podcast includes a discussion of sexual violence, and contains information about sexual assault which may be upsetting to some listeners. If you'd like to speak with a specialist about some of the sensitive issues covered today, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org/get-help Music Credit: On My Way Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The Giving Tuesday Special with Jennifer Silberman, Maria Gabriela Hoch, and Drew Ginsburg27/11/2018 Duration: 28min
Happy Giving Tuesday! In this episode, Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson sits down with three incredible women who are using their power to empower and leveraging their platform to give back: Jennifer Silberman, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Target and President of the Target Foundation; Maria Gabriela Hoch, Founder of the Vital Voices chapter in Argentina; and Drew Ginsburg, Founder and CEO of the high-end jewelry line DYLANLEX. On this Giving Tuesday, consider donating to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444. 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)! Music Credit: On My Way Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Anti-Trafficking Activist Samantha Inesta13/11/2018 Duration: 22min
Join Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson as she sits down with Samantha Inesta, a Global Freedom Exchange fellows and Founder and Executive Director of BeaSister2aSister, an aftercare program for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Interview with Actress Sally Field30/10/2018 Duration: 21min
Join Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson as she interviews actress, activist, and Vital Voices Board Member Sally Field at the launch party for her new memoir "In Pieces". Special thank you to Donna and Mack McLarty for hosting the event at their home.
The Crisis in Nicaragua with Social Entrepreneur and Activist Xiomara Diaz05/09/2018 Duration: 18min
Vital Voices President & CEO speaks with VV Network leader and business owner Xiomara Diaz about the developing crisis in Nicaragua. (2018)
Interview with Gambian Anti-FGM and Women's Rights Activist Oumie Sissokho05/09/2018 Duration: 18min
Vital Voices partner and longtime FGM/C activist, Oumie Sissokho sits down with Vital Voices Human Rights staff in Sierra Leone. (2018)
Interview with Indian Anti-Trafficking Activist Sunitha Krishnan05/09/2018 Duration: 46min
Listen in as Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with 2011 Global Leadership Awards Honoree Sunitha Krishnan, a fierce activist combating commercial sexual exploitation in India. (2018)
Interview with Cameroonian Politician, Entrepreneur and Activist Kah Walla05/09/2018 Duration: 27min
Listen in as Vital Voices President, Alyse Nelson, sits down with 2015 Global Leadership Awards Honoree Kah Walla. Kah is a leader in public live, an entrepreneur, and an activist out of Cameroon. (2018)
Interview with Social Entrepreneur and Activist Nadya Okamoto05/09/2018 Duration: 19min
Listen in as Vital Voices President, Alyse Nelson, sits down with VVLead Fellow, Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, Nadya Okamoto. In addition to being a former HERlead Fellow, Nadya recently finished a hard fought, historic campaign for Cambridge, MA City Council. (2017)
Interview with Attorney and Entrepreneur Jessica Hubley05/09/2018 Duration: 14min
Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with VVLead Fellow, CEO of AnnieCannons, Inc, Jessica Hubley. (2017)
Throwback: Manal Al Sharif24/08/2018 Duration: 54min
On Sept. 26, the Saudi Arabian government formally announced that it would lift a ban on women driving. One of the trailblazing activists who helped spark the movement to overturn the ban is longtime Vital Voices Network leader and 2012 Global Leadership Award Honoree, Manal al-Sharif. Listen in on this exclusive throwback podcast with Manal that followed her iconic 2011 arrest.
Samar Minallah Khan24/08/2018 Duration: 17min
Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with VVLead Ambassador, activist & filmmaker, Samar Minallah Khan.
Andrea Garcia Lopez24/08/2018 Duration: 17min
Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with Andrea Garcia Lopez, VVLead Fellow & CEO of PROtrash. (2017)
Saskia Nino de Rivera24/08/2018 Duration: 25min
Vital Voices President & CEO, Alyse Nelson, sits down with Saskia Nino De Riveria, President of the non-profit organization Reinserta. (2017)
Jamira Burley24/08/2018 Duration: 16min
Listen in as Vital Voices President, Alyse Nelson, sits down with human rights defender, social good strategist, and Founder of GenYNOT, Jamira Burley. (2017)
Rouba Mhiassen26/06/2018 Duration: 17min
In honor of World Refugee Day, take a listen to Vital Voices President & CEO Alyse Nelson as she sits down with Syrian-Lebanese economist, activist, and community mobilizer Rouba Mhiassen, a VVLead Fellow and Founder of Sawa for Development and Aid. (2018)