May 4, 2020

Vital Voices: Supporting Women Leaders

We all know the stats. Women make up more than half of the population around the world, and yet are dramatically underrepresented in government, in business, and in leadership positions. But we also know that when women lead, amazing things happen. This week, we feature several of those leaders who work with Vital Voices. This amazing organization invests in women leaders in every corner of the globe, and the work they do is changing the world. In this extended episode, we hear from Alyse Nelson, the President of Vital Voices. Lina Kalifeh, founder of the SheFighter self defense for women, Esra’a al-Shafei, a Bahraini activist fighting for LGBTQ rights in the Middle East and North Africa, and Kah Walla, the first woman to run for president in Cameroon. Each of these women have stories of power and pain, and I hope you listen well.


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Sources for audio clips

Global Leadership Awards 2015 | Kah Walla
Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson: 2019 Global Leadership Awards
018 Global Leadership Awards: Lina Khalifeh
2018 Global Leadership Awards: Esra'a Al Shafei
Global Leadership Awards 2015 | Kah Walla
018 Global Leadership Awards: Lina Khalifeh
Global Leadership Awards 2015 | Kah Walla
Women in Business/Leadership Positions - Alysse
S&P Global Says Firms Win When Women Lead - Bloomberg Market and Finance
Women Elected - Alysse
What happens when women win elections - VOX
Violence Against Women - Lina
Lina Khalifeh teaches the audience a battlecry at the 2019 WITW Summit
Male violence against women 'a global health epidemic' - Euronews
LGBTQ Communities in the Middle East Fight for Equality - i24 News English
Middle East Tech - Esra'a
Esra'a al Shafei - MIT Media Lab Directors Fellows
Cameroon: Make human rights a reality - Amnesty International
African Leadership - Kah
Daring to invent the future of Africa: Kah Walla at TEDxWarwick 2014
The Science of Women’s Leadership | Alexis Kanda-Olmstead | TEDxCSU

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Milo Bugliari, Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle