ISBN 9788126537143,Vital Voices: The Power Of Women Leading Change Around The World

Vital Voices: The Power Of Women Leading Change Around The World


Alyse Nelson


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788126537143

ISBN-10 8126537140


Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)


Shares The Unforgettable Triumphs And Struggles Of Women Who Are Changing Our World. In This Powerful Account, Alyse Nelson Takes Us On A 17-Year Journey Around The World, Beginning With The Watershed Moment At The United Nations Fourth World Conference On Women In Beijing, China, When Then-First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton Boldly Proclaimed For The First Time To The World That Womens Rights Are Human Rights. From There A United States Government Initiative Was Founded On The Belief That When Women Progress, Whole Societies Move Forward. Since Then, Vital Voices Has Grown Into A Global Movement That Today Transcends National, Cultural, Economic And Political Divides. From The Mothers Of Northern Ireland Who Came Together To End Violence, To Entrepreneurs Creating Economic Opportunity In Haiti, Vital Voices Shares A Transformative Model Of Leadership Taking Hold Around The World. With The Story Of Vital Voices, Nelson Offers Compelling Accounts Of Brave, Visionary Women Willing To Risk Everything To Improve The Lives Of Those Around Them. Featuring First-Person Accounts From Former President Of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Nigerian Minister Of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador-At-Large For Global Womens Issues Melanne Vaerveer, Designer Diane Von Furstenberg And Actor Sally Field. Vital Voices Bring Together Leaders Who Boldly Redefine The Concept Of Power In The Pursuit Of A Better World. Their Voices And Vision For Progress Shared Here For The First Time Are Deeply Authentic And Essential Reading For Anyone Looking To Make A Difference In Our World. About The Author Alyse Nelson Is President And Chief Executive Officer Of Vital Voices Global Partnership. A Co-Founder Of Vital Voices, Alyse Has Worked With Women Leaders Since 1996 To Develop Mentoring And Training Programs In Over 140 Countries And Has Interviewed More Than 200 International Leaders. She Completed Her Graduate Degree Work At Fletcher School Of Law And Diplomacy At Tufts University, And She Lives In Washington, D.C. Table Of Contents Introduction A Driving Force Or Sense Of Mission Strong Roots In The Community An Ability To Connect Across Lines That Divide Bold Ideas And Bold Action Paying It Forward Conclusion: Leadership Is A Journey, Not A Destination Afterword Notes Acknowledgments About The Author Index