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August 02, 2016   /  By Yawa Hansen-Quao, FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership

Earlier this year, I was one of thirteen women leaders from 9 countries chosen to participate in the The Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership; a remarkable initiative that recruits women leaders from around the world and pairs them with women leaders in America for mentorship. I feel so honored to have been nominated and selected for such a rewarding opportunity. Read More


March 31, 2016

Now in its 11th year, the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Partnership will bring together 15 global women leaders from 10 countries... Read More


July 02, 2015   /  By Harini Sivasankaran, 2015 Fortune Mentee

The most important aspect of these lessons from my mentor is that they are universal and can be applied across any industry, role or geography. Read More


May 12, 2015   /  By Shereen Tewfik, Program Coordinator, Global Programs


July 07, 2014   /  By Shereen Tewfik, Global Programs Coordinator, Vital Voices

It was just over a month ago that I had the pleasure of coordinating the 9th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Read More


March 04, 2014   /  By Jillian Usagi

I am a product of mentorship. I realized it was not just about making money, but also about caring for people and the environment. My mentors were strict about my returning home and implementing the practices I learned. They introduced me to the idea of corporate social responsibility and ‘paying it forward.' Read More


September 12, 2013

Marina Ponzi was a participant in the 2013 Global Women's Mentoring Partnership – a unique partnership between FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women, the U.S. Department of State, and Vital Voices. Marina is the founder of Fuudis and Ladies Brunch, two business located in Argentina that use food to facilitate social interaction. She is an active member of Vital Voices’ Argentina Chapter.  Vital Voices asked Marina to provide insight on her businesses, and how the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership has inspired her work. Read More


August 27, 2013

Program alumnae Sarah Beydoun of Lebanon and Hema Vallabh of South Africa are leveraging their organizations to support women in their own communities. Read More


July 18, 2013   /  By Sarika Bhattacharyya

Sarika Bhattacharyya is Co-Founder and Director of Altavis Pvt Ltd and Co-Founder of BizDivas. She has participated in both the 2012 Fortune/State Department/Vital Voices Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and the 2012 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program, where she was mentored by Kathy Calvin and Donna Orender, respectively. Read More


July 09, 2013   /  By Ayodeji Megbope

Ayodeji ("Ayo") Megbope, alumni of the Fortune/State Department/Vital Voices Global Women’s Mentoring Program, shares her experience with mentors and their crucial role in developing her business "No Left Overs" in Lagos, Nigeria.  Read More



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