Vital Voices: The power of women leading change around the world

Wed Sep 6, 2017
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Vital Voices:
The power of women leading change around the world

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with Alyse Nelson

September 6, 2017

Four Seasons Resort Vail | Vail Village


Women’s progress is global progress. Where there’s an increase in women’s university enrollment rates, women’s earnings and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently under-utilized resource.  Vital Voices, a global organization led by President and CEO Alyse Nelson, calls for and makes possible transformative leadership around the world.
A cofounder of Vital Voices, Nelson has worked for the organization for 19 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Nelson has worked with women leaders to develop training programs and international forums in over 140 countries and has interviewed more than 200 international leaders, including Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former U.S. president Bill Clinton, as well as Nobel Peace Prize laureates Aung San Suu Kyi, Wangari Maathai and Muhammad Yunus.
Previously, Nelson served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Global Democracy Initiative at the U.S. Department of State. Her position aided former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s commitment to promote the advancement of women as a U.S. foreign policy objective.


This program is sponsored in part by the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.


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Note! There will be a 30-minute reception at 5:30 p.m. The talk begins at 6:00 p.m.