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The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard.

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)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard.

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)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.

    Nurturing Our Planet While Ending Poverty with ZEINORIN ANGKANG

    Nurturing Our Planet While Ending Poverty with ZEINORIN ANGKANG

    Zeinorin Angkang is a 2022 VV Visionaries Fellowship alumna and founder of Hill Wild, an organization working with the Tangkhul Naga People in Northeast India to create a sustainable food supply and eradicate poverty. In this work, she also champions the voices of Indigenous Peoples and their farming knowledge that dates back thousands of years.   

    She recently spoke to Vital Voices President & CEO Alyse Nelson on why she founded Hill Wild and how she grew the social enterprise to include more than 2,000 farmers, 80 percent of whom are women.

    We hope you enjoy listening to Angkang's story. If any part of this podcast has inspired you to take action, then please consider donating to Vital Voices to help us continue investing in, connecting with, and amplifying the work of women leaders who are solving the world's most significant problems.

    Make a Donation: www.vitalvoices.org/take-action/donate
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    • 11 min
    Leadership Spotlight: The Urgent Life with Bozoma Saint John

    Leadership Spotlight: The Urgent Life with Bozoma Saint John

    In this special Festival episode of the Vital Voices podcast, you’ll hear an inspiring conversation on how women leaders can take control of dealing with personal trauma, navigating mental health, and finding fulfillment no matter what life throws their way. Founding Partner at West Front Strategies and Vital Voices Board Member ASHLEY DAVIS kicks off the discussion by informing the audience that they all will be gifted a copy of "The Urgent Life," the debut memoir of Vital Voices Board Member and Marketing Hall of Famer BOZOMA SAINT JOHN. The conversation is moderated by HUMA ABEDIN, author and Vital Voices board member, civil servant, and Chief of Staff to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    • 35 min
    The Rising Tide of Disinformation and Digital Dictatorship

    The Rising Tide of Disinformation and Digital Dictatorship

    In this special Festival series episode on the rising tide of disinformation and digital dictatorship, you’ll hear from four thought leaders who offered a cross-cultural analysis on the issue of disinformation with expert commentary from the Honorable NEEMA LUGANGIRA of Tanzania, PAULINA IBARRA of Chile, OMUKA HUB NEYSARA of India and ALENA POPOVA of Russia, in conversation with MANIRA ALVA, Vital Voices’ Vice President of Issue Advocacy.

    During the discussion, the panelists explore what is occurring in the world of fact and fiction, what they are experiencing, solutions, and what we can do about it to bring more truth to the surface.

    • 31 min
    Gender Apartheid: Afgahanistan & Iran

    Gender Apartheid: Afgahanistan & Iran

    As we approach the second anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 15, 2023, we revisit a particularly moving panel discussion from the 2nd Annual Vital Voices Festival centered around gender apartheid in Afghanistan and Iran.
    Listen as Afghan Women’s Rights Activist METRA MEHRAN and Iranian Actress & Activist SEPIDEH MOAFI sit in conversation with ZAINAB SALBI, founder of Women for Women International, co-founder of Daughters for Earth, and a Vital Voices board member, to discuss the problems and proposed solutions to achieve gender equality in the Middle East. 

    Play through to the end to hear a special surprise unveiling of a protest piece created by the ArtLords, a collective of Afghan artists that was founded in Kabul in response to the injustices there. The artwork was created on a blank canvas during the Festival and completed just minutes before it was presented on stage during the panel. It now sits on display near the entrance to the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women's Leadership as a sign of solidarity for all the oppressed women and girls of Afghanistan, Iran and around the globe.

    • 30 min
    The Art of Disruption: The Power of the Arts to Spark Social Change

    The Art of Disruption: The Power of the Arts to Spark Social Change

    In this special Festival series episode of the power of the arts and storytelling to spark social change, you’ll hear from a panel of featured thought leaders from film, TV, fine arts and the stage, including Sesame Workshop President SHERRIE WESTIN, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts DEBORAH RUTTER, Filmmaker SAMAR MINALLAH KHAN, and Executive Director of For Freedoms artist collective CLAUDIA PEÑA.

    These powerhouse women spoke about their roles as creative executives to positively impact the world, with media entrepreneur and Founder of the Oxygen Network and former President of Nickelodeon GERALDINE LAYBOURNE expertly guiding the discussion.

    • 28 min
    Rule Breakers & Movement Makers

    Rule Breakers & Movement Makers

    “The work we do is lonely work,” said KAH WALLA, President of the Cameroon People’s Party and a Vital Voices Board Member. “If we want social justice, if we want inclusion, we cannot count on the people who have built the current status quo to change it. We must embrace power.” And so went the discussion of five powerful women leaders about how they broke the so-called rules of society to start movements and blaze a trail toward gender equality and more.

    In this special Festival episode of the Vital Voices podcast, you’ll hear more from Walla, in addition to Senior Policy Advisor for Native Affairs and Domestic Policy Council at The White House ELIZABETH HIDALGO REESE, Founder of Femmes for Freedom SHIRIN MUSA, Environmental and Human Rights Activist HELENA GUALINGA, and Former Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency and Anti-Corruption of Argentina LAURA ALONSO.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Amazing Everyday!

This podcast is amazing and their is a lot to learn from the story of the women you present. Keep the good thing!

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Such great content. Love learning about the work Vital Voices does.

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