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.
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Power to Empower: Sadiqa Basiri on the US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and what that means for Girls Education in the country.
Sadiqa Basiri, Founder of the Oruj Learning Center, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a discussion on women’s rights in Afghanistan and how strong educational institutions will be crucial mechanisms to grow the next generation of Afghan leaders. Sadiqa shared how her experience of being denied the opportunity to attend medical school and living under Taliban occupation inspired her life’s work in advocating for girls’ education. And as the United States prepares to remove troops from Afghan soil leaving the nation in a period of uncertainty – advocates like Sadiqa are working to preserve educational institutions for historically marginalized groups, including girls, out of fear that the future may bring with it, remnants of a historically dark time.
Power to Empower: Adriana Hinojosa Céspedes on Mexico’s Femicide Crisis
TW || Former Mexican congresswomen and life-long advocate against gender-based violence in Mexico, Adriana Hinojosa Céspedes, joined the Vital Voices podcast with host, Alyse Nelson to discuss Mexico’s ongoing femicide crisis, the strength of women in this time of uncertainty, and the hope that is generated from small steps of progress in the fight for equality.
Power to Empower: Adi Tafuna'i on the Power & Importance of Rural Economic Systems in Building a Sustainable Future
Visionary Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa, Adi Tafuna’i joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss her pioneering work revitalizing the local economy in Samoa by building female entrepreneurship using locally-sources resources and tapping into external markets. Adi and Alyse discuss the impact climate change has had on the local Samoan and Pacific Island communities, and she shares how she gives back to her local community by prioritizing the women within the community.
Sandra Pepera on Building Systems to Sustain Inclusive Democracy
Sandra Pepera, career diplomat and director for Women, Gender and Democracy at the National Democratic Institute joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss the need for inclusive, resilient democracy for all – and how creating systems that push for culture change will be what secures lasting impact. Sandra shared her perspective on the increasing, targeted violence against women in politics around the world, and what she sees as the priorities for Biden’s Administration with regard to gender equity around the world.
Power to Empower: Obiageli Ezekwesili on Values-Driven Leadership
Democratic activist and economist Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss how her leadership style has been shaped by a staunch commitment to her values and deep community engagement. Leading by example, Oby explains how she uses her power to empower community voices around her, coaching a new generation of leaders who are driven by values to disrupt the culture of putting the self in front of the common good.
Power to Empower: Working Toward Equity with Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno
Future for Us Founder and Leadership Incubator Fellow Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss her passion for equity and her fight to get more women of color in leadership within the modern workplace.
Sage shared how dealing with her own experiences of discrimination in the workplace motivated her to put her passion for equity into action. In this dynamic conversation, Sage makes it clear the importance of rooting advocacy and workplaces alike in an intersectional perspective.
This podcast is amazing and their is a lot to learn from the story of the women you present. Keep the good thing!
Different start to a book promotion to hear how Ms Fields got involved with Vital Voices
Such great content. Love learning about the work Vital Voices does.