Clinton Global Initiative

At the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), one of the four central Action Areas is "Empowering Girls & Women." Vital Voices presented our 2010 commitment, Mentoring Women Globally to Create a New Generation of Women Leaders. Alyse Nelson, Vital Voices president and CEO, introduced our commitment at the Political Representation Breakout Session on Tuesday, September 21.

In collaboration with our partners at American University, Wal-Mart, the Avon Foundation for Women, ExxonMobil, Women’s Campaign International, Symantec Corporation, IF Hummingbird Foundation and the Dockser Family Foundation, we will launch a series of programs to train and mentor women around the world into leadership positions across all sectors of society, including government, business, civil society and girls' education.

Andrea Jung, chairman and CEO of Avon Products, received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for her efforts to eradicate breast cancer and end all forms of violence against women around the world.

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About CGI

Building on President Clinton's lifetime in public service, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) reflects his belief that governments need collaboration from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other global leaders to effectively confront the world’s most pressing problems. After attending thousands of meetings during his career in which urgent needs were discussed but no action was taken to solve them, President Clinton saw a need to establish a new kind of meeting with an emphasis on results.

Vital Voices has made a commitment at CGI each year since its inception.

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Mar 11