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October 10, 2016

Or maybe this: you’re running a consulting firm with a powerful vision for your indigenous community. You are using business to drive social change, but it requires you to challenge mainstream culture and its stereotypes about your community. Read More


October 09, 2016

Over the past year, through technology, we’ve had many of these chats, and deepened our friendship, which began during our first walk together in a Johannesburg park on Global Women’s Mentoring Day... Read More


October 08, 2016

The Global Ambassadors Program, a Vital Voices and Bank of America partnership to support and train outstanding women leaders is just the kind of collaborative initiative that can help turn the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)... Read More


October 07, 2016

Shocked by the number of plastic bottles that end up in the ocean every year, Brianne West channeled her outrage toward a solution. Read More


October 05, 2016

The second day of every Global Ambassadors Program is when participants roll up their sleeves to begin the real work of the mentoring week. Interactive trainings in communications and strategic planning set the stage for the open communication and collaboration needed for working together effectively. Read More


October 04, 2016   /  By Kathy O'Hearn, Chief Development and Communications Officer

I applied to GAP because I need to shift to face the challenges – scaling up, and working with investors who look for both economic benefits as well as environmental and social impact. Read More


September 06, 2016   /  By Zoë Dean-Smith, Senior Director, Global Programs

Next week, we return to the Asia Pacific region for our 13th global mentoring initiative, convening women leaders from across the region, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand, for a week of one-on-one mentoring sessions and strategic workshops focused on building organizational management, financial acumen and leadership skills. Read More


July 21, 2016

I ran my marketing company myself. I developed goods which are useful to customers and proposed focusing the sales floor on items that hadn’t gotten much attention despite being wonderful, high-quality items. But by the late 1990s, the Japanese economy was suffering: we were struggling with deflation and wages were dropping, among other things.  As a result, we were only able to sell inexpensive goods as our clients increasingly demanded such products. Read More


May 19, 2016

New Perimeter, the pro-bono arm of DLAPiper, and our new Justice Institute partner joined the Human Rights team in Thailand last month for a Justice Institute on combatting child sex trafficking. This blog post is authored by Sara K. Andrews Read More



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