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CONTENTS LEADING TO IMPACT

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ABOUT VITAL VOICES

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OUR IMPACT

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THE VITAL VOICES LEADERSHIP MODEL

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STORIES OF LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

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A DRIVING FORCE

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STRONG ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY

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CONNECT ACROSS LINES THAT DIVIDE

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BOLD IDEAS, BOLD ACTION

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PAY IT FORWARD

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VITAL VOICES PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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YOUR INVESTMENT WITH VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

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A TRIBUTE TO DR. CAROL LANCASTER

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PHOTO CREDITS: Joshua Cogan, Kate Cummings, Sharon Farmer, Aaron Kisner, Micky Wiswedel, Elliott Woods DESIGN: A. DELAROCHE Š Copyright 2013, Vital Voices Global Partnership


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LEADING to IMPACT D E A R F R I EN D S, V ital Voices began simply as a space for women leaders to be heard. Today, it is an organization that invests in their proven ability to solve problems, uplift communities and improve our world. We invest in women leaders because we have

Voices Leadership Model, a set of five distinct

seen that our investment in one leader impacts

leadership practices that we learned from the

many lives. In 2013, this continued to be true. With

women we serve.

30 major programs in 13 countries, in 2013 we invested in 661 individual leaders who together

This year, leaders in our global network have

reached an estimated 192,000 people.

shown us many powerful examples of this model in practice. We are proud to showcase five profiles

Our extended global network of partner organizations in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean reached an additional 9,000 women who lead business, nonprofit and government initiatives. Global Mentoring Walks linked mentees and

of their leadership in this report. • Cristina Sevilla leads from a relentless driving force as a human rights lawyer who represents survivors of child sex trafficking in the Philippines.

mentors in 24 countries. SEVEN, the documentary

• Dalia Saafan responds directly to her

play about women in the Vital Voices Global

community’s needs by coaching fellow

Leadership Network, was performed 21 times

Egyptians.

in 10 countries and was translated into six new languages.

• Asmau Leo uses peace advocacy to connect divided Muslims and Christians in Northern Nigeria.

We continue to respond to the needs of our network and expand our programming. In 2013, two new fellowship programs — VV GROW

• Samar Minallah Khan creatively uses media to address harmful cultural practices in Pakistan.

and VVLead — enrolled their first cohorts.

• Laura Patiño Mejía pays it forward by

Fellows lead businesses and provide services

supporting women who own microenterprises

to women and girls around the world. Through

in Colombia.

their participation, they will gain critical skills and connect with a global network of peers for

All that we do, we do in partnership. You are

mentoring and collaboration.

our partners in this work, and so are the women leaders in whom we invest. Thank you for your

As our Global Leadership Network continues to

ongoing support, and please read on to learn

grow, we see firsthand the unique qualities of

about the meaningful impact we achieved

women’s leadership. In 2012, we released the Vital

together during the last year.

WITH OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE,

Susan Ann Davis

Alyse Nelson

CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT AND CEO

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About

VITAL VOICES Vital Voices invests in women leaders who improve the world. We search the world for a woman leader with a daring vision. Then we partner with her to make that vision a reality. Through long-term investments that expand her skills, connections and visibility, we accelerate her efforts.

OUR HISTORY

OUR PROGRAMS

In 1997, Vital Voices was created to make space

We work with leaders in three key areas: human

for women to be heard. Our founders knew

rights, economic opportunity, and political and

then what has now become a universal truth:

public leadership. These partners are in Africa,

that women are essential to progress in their

Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the

communities. Our world cannot move forward

Caribbean, and the Middle East.

without their full participation. We design programs that offer practical Today, our organization is the product of the

skills and services; we help leaders develop

women we have worked with, their insights into

strategic plans, tell their stories, and reach

leadership and our changing world.

new markets. We connect them with expert advisors for mentoring and collaboration. We

WHY LEADERS We invest in leaders because they take the responsibility to improve societies. They strengthen laws, create jobs and defend political freedoms. Our investment in one leader impacts many lives. We partner with women who demonstrate leadership that unites and inspires people. They exhibit visionary thinking and take risks to innovate. Each leader in our global network believes in mentoring the rising generation and shares her knowledge, experience and influence with others.

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share their perspectives and their work with the audiences they need to reach, and we mobilize communities online and offline to take action on critical issues. Together, these interventions increase capacity and opportunity, enabling a leader to realize her vision and improve not just her community, but the world beyond.


Our

IMPACT

THROUGH LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS IN AN INDIVIDUAL WOMAN LEADER, WE SEE FOUR KINDS OF IMPACT.

She brings her vision to life. Her skills, strategy, network and tools expand, enabling her to achieve goals and accelerate the change she envisions.

She shifts culture. Her example redefines perceptions in her community; she changes the way people view women’s leadership, her work, and the value of women and girls.

She gains global recognition as a leader. Her ideas and experience distinguish her as an influential voice and respected role model.

She re-invests in her community and beyond. She leverages her leadership to help others develop leadership of their own. 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL REPORT

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THE VITAL VOICES Leadership Model THE VITAL VOICES LEADERSHIP MODEL IS A SET OF PRACTICES LEARNED FROM THE WOMEN

LEADERS WITH WHOM WE WORK.

In more than 16 years of partnering with

women leaders around the world, we have

observed five common traits that together

constitute a new model of leadership. This

style is collaborative and innovative, and even though it is learned from women, it is not exclusively for women.

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A DRIVING Force The defining purpose that guides a leader. It motivates her and strengthens her resolve in the face of challenges.

PAY IT Forward

STRONG ROOTS

In The Community

Leaders commit to investing

Leaders understand the unique

in others. They share their

needs of the community.

knowledge, experience and influence because they

They listen to and engage

understand that power

with its members and adapt

expands when it is shared.

THE FIVE PILLARS

accordingly.

of the Leadership Model

BOLD Ideas, Bold Action Innovative thinking enables leaders to overcome enduring problems.

CONNECT ACROSS LINES That Divide

By engaging unlikely allies, leaders bring people together to achieve a common mission.

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STORIES of Leadership in Action VITAL VOICES IS THE PRODUCT OF THE WOMEN LEADERS WITH WHOM WE WORK. THEIR PERSPECTIVES, INSIGHTS AND REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES SHAPE OUR THINKING AND OUR EFFORTS.

Although we work with women from diverse sectors and every region of the world, they are linked by a distinct set of leadership practices. These practices, first learned from the women with whom we work, comprise the Vital Voices Leadership Model.

Our Global Leadership Network brings this model to life. They

exemplify different aspects and show us how these practices enable

them to lead change effectively and sustainably in local communities and on regional, national and even global levels.

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A DRIVING Force CR ISTINA SEV ILLA PHILIPPINES THE GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE

“I think it’s very important to have a relentless core,”

says Cristina Sevilla, a lawyer who supports survivors of

child sex trafficking in the Philippines. The children she represents have been severely exploited, and the pursuit

of justice can be daunting. In those moments, Cristina

reminds herself of her driving force: “to humbly serve the most vulnerable.”

Cristina’s driving force was shaped by her deeply held conviction that all

campaigns that portray victims crying out for help “do not capture the

people are entitled to freedom and human dignity. Cristina knew that

majority of trafficking situations,” she says. It’s this pervasive misconception

she would make it her life’s work to defend marginalized and vulnerable

that “makes trafficking an invisible crime.”

groups. This led her to study law and become an advocate for exploited children and women who suffer gender-based violence.

To make matters worse, most survivor services are only available to those who identify themselves as victims. This gap is where Cristina focuses much

Today, Cristina lives her driving force, practicing leadership through service

of her energy. She helps survivors understand their rights and even guides

to the most vulnerable. And she does not waver in the face of challenges.

some to become effective advocates against sex trafficking.

“Giving up is easy, but it doesn’t bring change,” says Cristina. THE GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE gave Cristina new insight into A fundamental challenge in her work is that many survivors who have been

victim services. After she returned home, Cristina redesigned her training

tricked into exploitative work do not recognize that they are trafficking

program for police and social workers, incorporating what she had learned

victims. “The system where I work is set up in such a way that the victims

about victimology from a fellow network member and trafficking survivor.

do not see themselves as victims,” explains Cristina. Public awareness

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My main interest is the protection of children from abuse and neglect. - DR. BETÜL ULUKOL, GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE PARTICIPANT, TURKEY

100%

100 percent of participants

THE GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE IS AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING AND NETWORK-BUILDING PROGRAM FOR

in the Global Freedom

WOMEN WHO LEAD EFFORTS TO PREVENT

Exchange reported improved

AND RESPOND TO CHILD TRAFFICKING.

GLOBAL

FREEDOM EXCHANGE

ability to design and manage advocacy campaigns.

A partnership between Hilton Worldwide and Vital Voices, the program expands participants’

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knowledge and skills by showcasing effective strategies and collaborative approaches

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that engage policymakers, law enforcement, funders and the NGO community to achieve meaningful impact.

74 percent of participants say

In 2013, 100 percent of participants in the Global Freedom Exchange reported improved

they improved their ability to

ability to design and manage advocacy campaigns, and 74 percent say they improved their

implement legislative, legal

ability to implement legislative, legal and policy changes with their governments. Through

and policy changes with their

advocacy, these leaders raise public awareness, shift culture, and build movements to end

governments.

child sex trafficking.

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STRONG ROOTS In the Community DALIA SA AFAN EGYPT GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

“I see Egypt’s future as very bright,“ says Dalia Saafan.

For Dalia, Egypt will be ideal “when all Egyptians believe in themselves; believe they can do anything.” As Partner

and Head of Coaching at EDGE Consultants, a mindset behavioral coaching company, she guides and inspires

Egyptians in her community “to discover the strength, potential and power in themselves.”

Dalia and EDGE Founder Iman Sabry began the work in response to a

Dalia believes in local solutions. She believes in Egypt and its people. She

global challenge that they first recognized in Cairo. “We saw that people

says she sees positive change coming to her country. “A positive outlook,

in Egypt, the region and even the world, have a gap between values and

hard work and innovation will bring results,” she says.

their application,” she says. It is their belief that bridging this gap will bring about a happier and more fulfilled society. Dalia’s aim is to help others live

Following her participation in the VV GROW Fellowship, THE GLOBAL

their values and realize their potential to contribute to the community. She

AMBASSADORS PROGRAM was a life experience that enabled Dalia

coaches individuals, companies, families and communities on leadership,

to see new opportunities and potential that she hadn’t seen before.

communication and reaching their goals.

“Partnering with my mentor and learning from her stretched my thinking to new levels. It moved the whole company onto a new level.”

Being rooted in her community is essential to Dalia’s work. She sees that it is important to recognize culture and to build upon it. In order “to reach the minds and hearts of the people” she serves, Dalia and her team connect with people from diverse backgrounds and identify common challenges. These insights are then incorporated into their coaching to ensure that local needs are being met.

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I want to provide women and youth the tools to succeed and the opportunity to discover their potential. - ABEER D. ABU GHAITH, GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM MENTEE, PALESTINE

THE GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BANK OF AMERICA AND VITAL VOICES, DEVELOPS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP

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THROUGH MENTORING.

mentees

from

By connecting established leaders with women at a tipping point, the program enables the exchange of critical skills, tools and insights. Mentees gain new knowledge and networks

countries

that enhance their leadership on key issues including women’s economic participation and social change.

were paired with mentors

from

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In 2013, the Global Ambassadors Program paired 22 women leaders with mentors for countries.

programs held in Brazil, Qatar and Singapore. Mentees were featured in public forums and shared their stories on a wide range of media platforms including The New York Times, CNBC Arabiya and Valor Econômico.

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CONNECT ACROSS Lines That Divide ASMAU LEO NIGERIA VVLEAD FELLOWSHIP

In 2001, Asmau Leo was living in Jos when inter-faith riots claimed more than 1000 lives in the Nigerian city.

The violence and intolerance that she witnessed in the

divided community led Asmau to establish a peacebuilding initiative, the Centre for Nonviolence and Gender Advocacy in Nigeria. Today, she builds bridges between Muslim and Christian communities through peace advocacy.

Her years of activism for women’s rights and expertise in conflict

Asmau goes about peacebuilding strategically. She identifies “frontrunners”

management have shaped Asmau’s focus on engaging women in the

and “influentials” in the more traditional communities she aims to reach;

peacebuilding process. She believes that women, when empowered with

these allies are respected members of the community who make space for

conflict resolution skills, have an essential role in building safer and more

her message by laying the groundwork for peacebuilding before Asmau

peaceful communities.

and members of her Centre begin their work as inter-faith mediators. By fostering local partnerships and collaborating with Muslim and Christian

Not everyone shares her view. “In Northern Nigeria, we live in a male-

community leaders, Asmau crosses lines that divide and works toward a

dominated society where women are not to be seen or heard,” says

common desire for peace.

Asmau. The work of changing mindsets from a culture of violence to one of peace is especially challenging for a woman. But Asmau persists. Each

The opportunity to interact with peers across regions and disciplines can

day, she confronts the status quo. Her commitment to connecting people

be rare. Through the platform provided by her VVLEAD FELLOWSHIP,

across ethnic and religious divides not only sustains her, it is bringing

Asmau says that she has met many peer mentors, “I connect with them,

about real change.

I learn from them, and I collaborate with them.” She believes that the program is building a “fabric of connectivity” that unites women leaders and their common causes globally.

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A great leader acts on something that is wrong and has the courage to change it. - HTAR HTAR, VVLEAD FELLOW, MYANMAR

70%

THE VVLEAD FELLOWSHIP PROVIDES AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT CONNECTS WOMEN LEADERS

Over 70 percent of

FOR LEARNING, MENTORING AND

participants launched new

COLLABORATING.

initiatives to create cultural or policy changes.

The VVLead Fellowship provides an online platform that connects women leaders for learning, mentoring and collaborating. With support from the UK government’s Department

96 3,765 The program directly engaged 96 women who subsequently expanded their reach to over 3,765 beneficiaries.

for International Development, the program is designed to meet fellows’ unique needs and goals as leaders who advance women’s and girls’ full participation in society. Peer-to-peer and South-to-South exchanges also pair fellows from diverse backgrounds to share knowledge and foster new approaches to common challenges. In its first year, the VVLead Fellowship enrolled 96 fellows representing 42 countries and convened peer exchanges in Uganda, Netherlands and India. 80 percent of participants reported improvement in at least one key leadership skill or behavior. 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL REPORT

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BOLD Ideas, BOLD Action SA MAR MINALLAH KHAN PAKISTAN ANNPOWER VITAL VOICES INITIATIVE

“When it comes to women’s rights or human rights,

in Pakistan there is a culture of silence,” says activist and fi lmmaker Samar Minallah Khan. She founded

Ethnomedia, a non-governmental media initiative in 2005. “It was very important that some sort of a movement

based on media should start to challenge the mindset or help in breaking the silence.”

Raised in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province, Samar benefited from

Through Ethnomedia, Samar is developing documentaries, television

her father’s progressive values. She was encouraged to pursue higher

programs, music videos and media campaigns that are creative, relevant and

education and studied anthropology in Europe. When she returned home,

culturally sensitive. She also engages men as allies. Samar brings attention

Samar saw more clearly the discrimination and inequality that violate girls’

to men who support women’s rights and even enlisted truck and rickshaw

human rights. Culturally sanctioned forms of violence such as swara, a

drivers to paint slogans that support women’s rights on their vehicles.

custom wherein girls are given as compensation to end disputes, had been openly and legally practiced for generations.

Despite considerable risks to her safety, Samar continues to make waves. She persists in finding creative ways to promote women’s full access to human

Samar decided to break the silence that perpetuated these harmful

rights, and has even catalyzed political action, using a documentary film

practices. To transform years of deeply ingrained culture and catalyze

to persuade policymakers to recognize the harm in swara and criminalize

enduring social change, she needed to be truly innovative. Samar developed

the practice.

tailor-made media tools in local languages and began visiting remote communities with her message. She used local context to connect with

As a mentor in the ANNPOWER VITAL VOICES INITIATIVE, Samar says

others, create space for dialogue and change minds at the village level.

that she encourages young women to “realize that they too can think big

Her outreach and media interventions address diverse issues including

and bring about change at a global level.”

violence against women, children’s rights, and peace and security.

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My mentor during the Leadership Forum was Samar Minallah Khan. The

most important thing she taught me was the importance of creating awareness. People need to know what’s going on in their communities. - LAURA M. ROBERT-RIVERA, 2013 FELLOW

THE ANNPOWER VITAL VOICES INITIATIVE EMPOWERS YOUNG WOMEN FROM ACROSS THE U.S. TO DISCOVER THEIR OWN LEADERSHIP.

20 8,321 In 2013, 20 fellows were awarded grants to implement social impact projects in their communities directly

In partnership with ANN INC., parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network provide leadership training and mentorship to 50 fellows annually. Program grants have enabled fellows to develop creative solutions to community-based problems related to girls’ health, human rights and education. In December, a group of six fellows traveled to Burma to participate in the Women’s Forum and to meet with women leaders who defend human rights and women’s equality.

reaching 8,321 people. 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL REPORT

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PAY IT Forward LAUR A PATIÑO MEJÍA COLOMBIA VV GROW FELLOWSHIP

For three years, Laura Patiño Mejía and her family were

displaced by ongoing violence between the Colombian

government, paramilitary and left-wing guerilla forces.

They returned in 2005 with scarce resources and started to rebuild their lives in a borrowed house with borrowed tools. The family opened a small agro-processing business and invested their early profits in machinery, creating Picados San Juan, the now thriving company that Laura manages.

For Laura, it was imperative that the business help accelerate community

Laura says that her experience in the VV GROW FELLOWSHIP helped

recovery. All of Laura’s producers are local. More than half are young women

her to set higher goals. “Vital Voices gave me strength; taught me that we

or female heads of household, many of whom were also displaced by violence.

can grow to where we want. The limits are only our fears,” she says. Laura

In turn, these providers employ many more women; Laura estimates that

realized that she can have a much larger impact, and she is now planning an

close to 100 people indirectly benefit from the family business.

increase in production that will create dozens of new jobs for local producers.

As Picados San Juan began to grow, Laura chose to share the growth with those around her. She created an informal network to support women who run microenterprises. The network has since evolved into a project with the local government, and the collaborative effort is now investing in the businesses of 15 women entrepreneurs through the provision of computer skills training and business planning education.

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I’ve always wanted to set an example for future generations of women in my country. - MARU FLORES, VV GROW FELLOW, EL SALVADOR

60%

DISPROPORTIONATE BARRIERS

Fellows reported an increase in

THAT LIMIT WOMEN’S

sales between the first quarter of

ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION

2013 and the first quarter of 2014.

AND BUSINESS GROWTH

60 percent of 2013 VV GROW

42%

42 percent of of VV GROW

THE VV GROW FELLOWSHIP ADDRESSES THE

GLOBALLY. Interactive learning sessions and an ecosystem of support provide fellows access to peer networks, markets and business mentoring. Stakeholder advocacy and strategic partnerships further improve the entrepreneurial environment for women.

Fellows trained people in other organizations.

Fellows have already begun paying forward investments made in them. More than 2/3 of VV GROW fellows went on to mentor other women in their communities after participating in the program.

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VITAL VOICES Programs

As we move into 2014 and beyond, we are building upon

learnings from 17 years of work with international women

leaders. We recognize that change takes time. Our programs will become even more focused on long-term partnerships rather

than short-term interventions. We will make deeper investments in identification, validation and connections to resources, and

we will further leverage the collective power of our expanding Global Leadership Network.

ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, YOU WILL SEE A

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF OUR PROGRAMS IN 2013.

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2013 SNAPSHOT

Actually it is the Quran,

A YEAR IN REVIEW

it is the religion, that has made it essential for both

muslim men and women to be educated.

FEBRUARY

JW MARRIOTT-VITAL VOICES PARTNERSHIP FEBRUARY 28TH, 2013 DUBAI, UAE

- SADIQA BASIRI SALEEM

This partnership between JW Marriott, Vital Voices and the Dubai Business Women’s (please add apostrophe s) Council was inaugurated with an event entitled “Women as Dynamic Forces of Change.” The event included a panel discussion with representatives from Marriott International, Inc.; Vital Voices; the Dubai Business Women’s Council; Conde Nast Traveler; JW Marriott; and design icon Donna Karan. The discussion was led by Kathleen Matthews, corporate officer and EVP of Marriott International, Inc.

APRIL

2013 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS APRIL 2, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC The Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards honor and celebrate women leaders around the world working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights.

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2013 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

The VITAL VOICES GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS honor and celebrate women leaders around the world working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights.

The VVLEAD FELLOWSHIP provides an online platform that connects women leaders for learning, mentoring and collaborating. With support from the UK government’s Department for International Development, the program is designed to meet fellows’ unique needs and goals as leaders who advance women’s and girls’ full participation in society. Peer-to-peer and South-to-South exchanges also pair fellows from diverse backgrounds to share knowledge and foster new approaches to common challenges.

FOUNDING PARTNER

The VV GROW FELLOWSHIP addresses the disproportionate barriers that limit women’s economic participation and business growth globally. Interactive learning sessions and an ecosystem of support provide fellows access to peer networks, markets and business mentoring. Stakeholder advocacy and strategic partnerships further contribute to the development of fellows.To suppport this work with women entrepreneurs, this year we released two major publications titled, “Engendering Growth: Cultivating the Ecosystem of Support for Women Business Owners” and “Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa.”

MENTORING FOUNDING PARTNER

The VV GROW MENTORING program provides tailored business mentoring to support the growth of women-led SMEs through access to established business leaders as mentors and a wider network of executives and senior professionals. In a reciprocal exchange, mentors have the opportunity to hone their management styles, develop skills as advisors and cultivate greater awareness of leadership and communication skills.

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APRIL

2013 FORTUNE /U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT GLOBAL WOMEN’S MENTORING PARTNERSHIP APRIL 22 – MAY 15, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C., NEW YORK AND MENTORSHIP SITES IN CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

The partnership paired 27 emerging international businesswomen from 18

27

International

countries with top American

businesswomen

female executives to equip them with the skills to build better businesses and and the inspiration to pay it forward, accelerating positive change in their home communities.

MAY

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From 18 countries

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM MAY 2013 SINGAPORE Participants traveled to Bintan Island, Indonesia to observe the mission of the Island Foundation, where mentee Heena Patel is the Executive Director.

I campaign all the time. I campaign because we

need change. And change

doesn’t happen just like that. Change is a conversation. Change is a dialogue.

JUNE

GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM JUNE 2013 BRAZIL The program in Brazil held a half-day public forum on women as a driving force of business, featuring Rena De Sisto of

- MU SOCHUA

Bank of America and Brazilian journalist Ana Paula Padrão. 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL REPORT

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The GLOBAL AMBASSADORS PROGRAM, a partnership between Bank of America and Vital Voices, develops women’s leadership through mentoring. By connecting established leaders with women at a tipping point, the program enables the exchange of critical skills, tools and insights. Mentees gain new knowledge and networks that enhance their leadership on key issues including women’s economic participation and social change.

FORTUNE/U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT GLOBAL WOMEN’S MENTORING PARTNERSHIP

The FORTUNE/U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT GLOBAL WOMEN’S MENTORING PARTNERSHIP pairs international emerging businesswomen from countries all over the world with top American female executives — FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women — who serve as mentors. Over the course of a monthlong program, the mentees are engaged in trainings and networking events designed to equip them with the skills to build better businesses, and the inspiration to pay it forward, accelerating positive change in their home communities.

ANNPOWER VITAL VOICES INITIATIVE

The ANNPOWER VITAL VOICES INITIATIVE empowers young women from across the U.S. to discover their own leadership. In partnership with ANN INC., parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network provide leadership training and mentorship to 50 fellows annually.

CAMEROON INITIATIVE TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFICKING The CAMEROON INITIATIVE TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING focuses on improving victim protection efforts and strengthening the criminal justice system’s response to trafficking in Cameroon. Through the launch of anti-trafficking taskforces, the training of personnel on victim-centered investigation practices, and the integration of international standards for monitoring the systemic response to trafficking, the program assists in the development of infrastructure allowing the government of Cameroon to sustain its anti-trafficking efforts in future years.

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JUNE

GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE APRIL 22 – MAY 15, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C., NEW YORK, DALLAS

Vital Voices hosted 26 delegates from 13 countries at the first Hilton Global Freedom Exchange, which strives to develop an ongoing international network of activists working together to prevent and respond to the scourge of child sex trafficking throughout the world.

JULY

VV GROW MENTORING Thanks to support from The Citi Foundation and the Walmart Foundtion, Vital Voices launched the VV GROW Mentoring program,

JULY 1, 2013 ARGENTINA EL SALVADOR NICARAGUA

which was specifically developed in collaboration with local businesswomen around the world and pairs women business owners with senior business executives for a one-on-one mentoring relationship.

The greatest obstacle

that prevents women

entrepreneurs from seizing opportunity…is not access to finance, but access to information.

THE MALALA FUND JULY 12, 2013 NEW YORK Malala Yousafzai gives her first speech at the United Nations officially launching the Malala Fund as its own entity. Vital Voices is proud to join the UN

- JACQUELINE DONGMO

Foundation, Women for Women and other partners to help support and incubate this fund. 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL REPORT

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GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PROTECTION INITIATIVE

The GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PROTECTION INITIATIVE provides emergency assistance to those facing extreme acts of gender based violence and harmful traditional practices. The program can support these individuals with small, short-term emergency grants for expenses that include, but are not limited to, medical expenses, psychosocial support or counseling, emergency shelter or other safe accommodation, relocation expenses, livelihood and dependent support, and legal expenses.

THE DVF AWARDS

The DVF AWARDS — Vital Voices partners with the Diller von–Furstenberg Family Foundation to honor two extraordinary women in the Vital Voices network who are initiating positive changes in their communities. Vital Voices provides support to the honorees and manages a $50,000 grant that enables the honorees to implement critical programming.

THE GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE

The GLOBAL FREEDOM EXCHANGE is an interactive learning and network-building program for women who lead efforts to prevent and respond to child trafficking. A partnership between Hilton Worldwide and Vital Voices, the program expands participants’ knowledge and skills by showcasing effective strategies and collaborative approaches that engage policymakers, law enforcement, funders and the NGO community to achieve meaningful impact.

GLOBAL MENTORING WALKS G L O B A L

M E N T O R I N G

WA L K

The GLOBAL MENTORING WALKS - Each year, Vital Voices engages our network to convene established and emerging women leaders to walk together in their communities. As they walk, each established leader guides, advises and supports an emerging leader as they discuss professional challenges and triumphs. Held on the same day, in countries around the world, the Mentoring Walk activates the potential of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network.

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What has really made a

AUGUST

VV GROW FELLOWSHIP AUGUST 13, 2013

difference is I have shown

NICARAGUA

results. I had promised my

29 women small and medium

29

business owners from 14 countries

business owners

The VV GROW Fellowship offered

people that I would build a

Small & medium

a one-year comprehensive training

school. And I delivered.

focused on building the capacity, skills and network of women-led small-and medium-sized enterprises

- KAKENYA NTAIYA

with online learning, personalized attention and in-person training.

PEER-TO-PEER EXCHANGE PROGRAM AUGUST 18-22, 2013 INDIA The first VVLead Fellowship peer-to-peer exchange consisted of a diverse set of programming opportunities including Vital Voices staff-led technical trainings; peer mentorship; facilitated dialogue; fellow-led workshops and trainings; a site visit; networking and more. The goal of this intensive program was to equip participating fellows with new knowledge, tools and connections.

SEPTEMBER

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 In partnership with WEConnect International and more than 25 other partners, Vital Voices launched a market-driven “Commitment to Action” that was announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. This ground-breaking commitment is to track and measure at least US$1.5 billion in money spent on women-owned businesses based outside the U.S. over the next five years and to bolster the supplier readiness of 15,000 women entrepreneurs around the world.

OCTOBER

VV GROW FELLOWSHIP OCTOBER 27-30, 2013 JORDAN 27 MENA businesswomen gathered for a 4.5 day, in-person training of the pilot VV GROW Fellowship to help them 2013 VITAL VOICES ANNUAL grow their businesses.

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JUSTICE INSTITUTE TO COMBAT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

The JUSTICE INSTITUTE TO COMBAT GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE is an interactive model of training that facilitates a more holistic approach to addressing violence against women. In partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Vital Voices partners with local women leaders to conduct multidisciplinary trainings for law enforcement, service providers and justice system actors. These in-depth interactions encourage a victim-centered approach to fighting violence against women.

VITAL VOICES/WOMEN IN THE WORLD PARTNERSHIP Through an expanded partnership, the WOMEN IN THE WORLD FOUNDATION’S INITIATIVES will be housed at Vital Voices and Vital Voices will continue the mission of the foundation by administering the Women of Impact awards, connecting Vital Voices women leaders to college students through the Women in the World on Campus initiative, and expanding our storytelling capability.

ALLIANCE TO END SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING (ATEST) The ALLIANCE TO END SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING (ATEST) – Vital Voices joins 13 organizations as members of this coalition, convened by Humanity United, to strengthen and foster coordination among the U.S.-based movement to end modern-day slavery.

SUPPORTING PUBLIC ADVOCACY FOR REGIONAL COMETITIVENESS The SUPPORTING PUBLIC ADVOCACY FOR REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS (SPARC) program works to address barriers to economic development that women face in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2012, four businesswomen’s associations in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda have developed and are carrying out economic advocacy campaigns targeting the most pressing obstacles to women’s formal labor participation and entrepreneurship. With funding from the Dutch Foreign Ministry, Vital Voices is providing them with the necessary tools, training and support to develop, design and share their message while creating change for businesswomen in Africa.

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It was no longer important

OCTOBER

2013 FORTUNE ALUMNAE PROGRAM OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 2, 2013

if I was a man or a woman,

SOUTH AFRICA

the important thing was

The 2013 Alumnae Program was designed to build the

that people followed me, that

capacity of 12 leading businesswomen in South Africa by offering them new contacts and training in key areas of

people were with me, that

interest, such as building a brand and effective corporate social responsibility.

people listened to me. - RUTH ZAVALETA SALGADO

NOVEMBER

INSTITUTE ON THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING NOVEMBER 11-15, 2013 CAMEROON The human rights team delivered two Institutes on the Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking which focused on improving victim services and strengthening the criminal justice system’s response to trafficking.

DECEMBER

SOUTH-SOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM DECEMBER 9-13, 2013 UGANDA

around the globe and

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included opportunities

around the globe

The program convened 51 VVLead fellows from

fellows from

for fellows to connect, learn and collaborate with one another through fellow- and staff-led trainings, facilitated networking sessions, site visits and more.

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YOUR INVESTMENT Helping us execute our mission VITAL VOICES IS GRATEF UL FOR THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS WHO ARE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS.

Many provide critical financial support, and many of our

partners lend world-class industry expertise that we leverage

to help advance women in the countries where we work. Today

and throughout the years since then-First Lady Hillary Clinton founded Vital Voices in 1997, we thrive with the benefit of strong partners and bipartisan support.

OUR REACH 661 9%

Unique participants in Vital Voices programs, from countries across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

of these leaders participated in more than one program.

193,000

Indirect beneficiaries were provided employment, mentoring and services by program participants.

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MAJOR Contributors Vital Voices Global Partnership thanks all of our contributors who helped to support our programs in 2013.

MANY PROVIDE CRITICAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT, AND

MANY OF OUR PARTNERS LEND WORLD-CLASS INDUSTRY EXPERTISE THAT WE LEVERAGE TO HELP ADVANCE WOMEN IN THE COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK.

$10 0 , 0 0 0 +

$50,000 – $99,999

ANN INC.

Anonymous (1)

Bank of America

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Citi

Chevron

The Clinton Family Foundation

Foundation to Promote Open Society

The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation

InMaat Foundation

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marriott International

ExxonMobil Foundation

Donna and Mack McLarty

Hilton Worldwide

Deborah Rose

Humanity United

Vicki and Roger Sant, Summit Foundation

Intel Foundation

Wells Fargo

Jolie-Pitt Foundation New Venture Fund UK Government’s Department for International Development Walmart

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$25,000 – $49,999

Oakwood Foundation Charitable Trust

Abbott Laboratories

Susan K. Patrick

Claudine Bacher

Dina Habib Powell, Goldman Sachs Gives

The Boeing Company

Rabaut Family Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company

Ralph Lauren Corporation

CH2MHILL

Kate Boyce Reeder and Joe Reeder

Sonnie and Bill Dockser, Dockser Family Foundation

Jeanne Weaver Ruesch, Ruesch Family Foundation

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Sheila Johnson Foundation

EY

The Scoob Trust Foundation

Samia and A. Huda Farouki

Vanity Fair

Goldman Sachs Gives

Versace USA, INC.

Karen Otazo Hofmeister and John Hofmeister

Barbara Hope Zuckerberg and Dina Zuckerberg , The

ING

Pan African Capital Group, LLC

Barbara Hope Foundation

The Marshall Family Foundation Standard Chartered Bank Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation Joan F. Tobin, Tobin Foundation United Nations Foundation Voya Financial

$5,000 – $9,999 Karyl Alvord Tracy and Adam Bernstein Bingham McCutcheon, LLP Mary Patricia Davis

$10 , 0 0 0 – $ 2 4 , 9 9 9

Susan Ann Davis

American Express

DLA Piper, LLP

Bernstein Family Foundation

Julie Dobson and Chet Thaker

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Pam Ferman and Nick Sustana

Marcia Myers Carlucci

Sally Field

Susan E. Carter

Gull Industries, Inc.

Comcast NBCUniversal

Guggenheim Aviation Partners, LLC

Dream2Play

Linda Hann, WomenOne

Embassy of Kuwait

Pamela D. Hayes, Esq.

Emergent BioSolutions

Dr. Alice S. Kandell

DHL

Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder

Nancy Folger

Shaista Mahmood and Ambassador Rafat Mahmood

Girls Helping Girls

Marathon Oil

Google Inc.

Ashley and Avery McCall

Baroness Mary Goudie

Judith McHale

Dayle Haddon, WomenOne

Jo Ousterhout

Curtis Huff

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

IBM

Qualcomm, Inc.

James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation

Jane Tan

Silke Johnstone and Ambassador Craig Johnstone

The Betsy and Alan Cohn Foundation Inc.

KG Inc.

The Brimstone Fund

Dr. Sachiko Kuno

Tides Foundation

Kristy Le and Howard Schiffman

Ricki Tigert Helfer and Michael S. Helfer

Carol and Eugene Ludwig

Rosita and Reinier Van Coevorden

Susan and John B. Magee

Verizon

Marlene and Fred Malek

Joseph Walters

V. Sue Molina

Irene and Alan Wurtzel

Erin Murphy

Zients Family Foundation

Leslie Decker and Steve Rimmer

Beth W. Newburger and Richard Schwartz Nielsen

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$2,500 – $4,999

Charles Wayne

Ravak Chapellon

Elizabeth Kramer Wrege

Genevieve Chase, American

Janet Abrams

John and Rosemary Young

Arne Ness and Anne Christensen

Blythe Brenden-Mann

Seth Cohen

Foundation Carolyn Brody Anastasia Kelly, Charities Foundation Accounting Matching Gifts Paul R. Charron Merendino Christopher Hester Clark Delaney Family Foundation Fund Cathy Douglas Stone and Lauren Stone Susan G. Esserman Freya and Richard Block Family Foundation Holly Hanan Koncz Rod and Nancy Hochman Lynne and Joe Horning Nancy Prager-Kamel and Dr. Ahmed Kamel Jill Kramer, Kramer Family Foundation The Leon Foundation Beth and Daryl Libow April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney The Marshall Family Foundation Marcia V. Mayo Kim Merino Dahlia Neiss The Northern Trust Company Teresa Olson and Thomas Miller The Roderick Foundation Sherrie Rollins Westin, Sesame Workshop Jane and Bill Stetson Elizabeth Stevens Catherine St-Laurent Connie and Neal Sullivan Summit Foundation Robin Tauck, Tauck-Romano Innovative Philanthropy Tory Burch Foundation Wally Findlay Galleries International, Inc.

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Women Veterans

Jennifer Allyn

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$1, 0 0 0 – $ 2 ,4 9 9 Jessica Abrahams Alexa J. Brown Memorial Endowment Fund Chap and Eve Alvord American Beverage Association Emily Anesta Laura Ardito Tauba Auerbach Beverly Auffray Donald A. Baer Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley Rita Braver and Robert B. Barnett Anne Bartley Judith N. Batty James Beers Wendy Benchley and John Jeppson Bender Foundation, Inc. Wilma Bernstein and Ambassador Stuart Bernstein Lisa Bernstein Allida Black Nina Blackwell Governer Jim Blanchard and Janet Blanchard Lynne and Wolf Blitzer Seth Blum Blum-Kovler Foundation Carol and John Boochever Katherine Borsecnik and Gene Weil Boxcar Electric Gerald Breslauer Dr. Chris Hughes and James Bridgeman Toby Bright Beth Brooke-Marciniak Bunny Klein Family Fund Kerry Butler Andrea Capachietti Cartier

Katherine Collins Deb and Steve Conver Aniel and Allison Corbett Ericka Curls-Bartling Jeri Darling, Darling Global LLC Joseph Davis Laurie Diethelm Debbie Dingell Barry and Ellen Direnfeld Dixon Elementary School Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky Nancy and Marc Duber Amy Duke Anita Dunn Patricia Ellis, Women’s Foreign Policy Group Karen Elson Deborah Epstein Michele and William Farquhar Mary Feider and William Blazer Carole Feld Margery Feldberg Karen Fry Shelly and Joe Galli Gerson Family Foundation Alma Gildenhorn and the Honorable Joseph Gildenhorn The Honorable Cynthia A. Glassman and Dr. Leonard Glassman The Global Fund for Women Denise Grant Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Richard and Christine Greek Deborah A. Green Bobbie Greene McCarthy and Patrick McCarthy Deborah L. Harmon Carmen Harra Judy Harris and Norm Ornstein Joanne Lalonde Hayes Kathleen Hendrix


Madge Henning and Warren

Melissa Mathison

Christine P. Rales

Anita B. McBride

Jeanne Rand

Peter Heymann

Jill McCallum

Pamela R. Reeves

Joslyn and Steve Hills

Michele McCarthy

Elaine Reuben

Brian Holaway

Andrea McDonald

Robbie Rich

Holder Family Foundation Fund

Mary Lou and Bob McGee

The Riggs Family

Janice Hope

Debby and Dan McGinn

Nicole Rinauro

Betty Hudson

State Street Foundation, Inc.

Lois Romano and Sven Erik Holmes

Mohamed Hussain

Susan McPherson

Wanda Root

Sandra Willett Jackson

Deborah McWhinney

Catherine and Robert Ross

Lorie D. Jackson

The mGive Foundation

Nancy and Miles Rubin

Kate James

Kevin Miller

Karen Ruckman and Alan Pearce

JBS International, Inc.

Herbert and Patrice Miller

Diane Sabey

John and Elizabeth Fleming Trust

Gerrish Milliken

Linda Salzer

The Honorable Nancy

Rebecca Milliken

Susanna Samet

Sacha Millstone

Ximena and Gonzalo Sanchez

Davis

Kassebaum Baker The Kean Foundation

Marcia Brown Mintz

Marianne Keler

Andrea Mitchell and Dr. Alan

Kitty Kelley

Greenspan

de Lozada Becky L. Schergens Debra Schiff, J Street Group, LLC

David E. Kendall

Julia Mooney

The Schwartz-Wolff Foundation

Tracey Key and Uzma Hayat

Nancy and Bruce Morrison

The Scott and Patrice Brickman

Ayesha Khan

Virginia A. Mulberger and

Stacy Kincaid

Catherine C. Mulberger

Family Foundation Carrie and Timothy Sellner

Benjamin-Knox Family Fund

Kerry Murphy

Homa Shirazi-Shad

The Honorable Ann McCLaughlin

Lissa Muscatine and Bradley

Short-Dooley Family Foundation

Korologos and the Honorable Tom C. Korologos

Graham

Jennifer Silberman

Alyse Nelson

SMF Foundation/TAM Inc.

Stefan Krasowski

Susan Ness and Larry Schneider

Rob Stein

Carolyn Lamm and Peter Halle

Michael Niehans

Anna Stewart

Carol Lancaster

Jane O’Connor

Ann and Stuart Stock

Peter St. John’s Episcopal Church

Donna O’Hara

Stop Exploitation Now

Penny Lee

Stella O’Leary, Irish American

Roselynne Chroman Swig

Elissa Leonard

Democrats

Zafra Lerman

Robert Oliver

Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder

Diane Orentlicher and Morten H.

Theresa Loar and Richard Bonsignore

Halperin

Pamela Takiff Riho Miachi, Theatre Classics (Tokyo, Japan) Time Warner Inc.

Maureen Orth

Grace Y. Toh, Toh Michaels

Veena and Ramesh Panjabi

Private Wealth Management, LLC

Rachel Pearson

Annie S. Totah

Penelope Machinski

Carol and David Pensky

Bonnie and Jim Towne

Emily Madan

Marisa Pompeo

Ann Van Devanter Townsend

Shahin Mafi

Shelly Porges and Richard

Susan Trees

Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis

Douglas Maguire

Wilhelm

UN Foundation

Yasmeen Majid

Diana L. Preston

Ruth B. Usem

Mariam Mansury

JaLynn Prince

Sara J. Vandepeute

Daniel Markwalder

Drs. Shahnaz and Hamid Quraishi

Mehreen Vazir

Emily Mason

Molly Raiser

The Honorable Melanne Verveer

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Joan B. Wages Rondi Kathleen Walker, M.D., Walker Plastic Surgery

PARTNERSHIPS

The Walt Disney Company Anna Weatherley and George Contis Colonel Patricia Webb Tracy Webster Beau Weston Carol and Tom Wheeler Stephen and Elizabeth Whisnant

.

Catherine Wilkinson and Dr. John Rader Barbara Wilson

Our partnerships include universities, think tanks and other research institutions, non-profit and nongovernmental organizations, the d i p l o m a t i c c o m m u n i t y, d e s i g n a n d r e t a i l outlets, and the media, among others.

Mei Xu Mary Daley Yerrick and John Yerrick Chindy Lee Yoon Joanne W. Young, Kirstein & Young, PLLC Jay Zimmerman and Margaret Child Kenneth Wolf Paul Wolff Vivien Woofter Barbara Wornum Rosalind Wright

Bank of America

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT BANKS

CH2M HILL

Australian Agency for

Chevron

International Development (AusAID)

Citi

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P.

Embassy of Canada

ExxonMobil Foundation

Embassy of Norway

Fortune

Embassy of Sweden

Hilton Worldwide

Embassy of United Arab Emirates

Intel

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Marriott

International Trade Center,

CORPORATIONS ANN INC. Avon Foundation for Women

Standard Charter Bank Vanity Fair Versace Walmart Wells Fargo

Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretariat of the Economy of Mexico UK Government’s Department for International Development United States Agency for International Development (USAID) U.S. Department of State World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation World Bank Women in Business and World Bank Africa Region CSW

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS Al Gisr for Civil Society Al Hayat for Civil Society Development Alaoun Social Association for Development Arab American Institute (AAI) The Aspen Institute Baghdad Women’s Association

The National Network to End Domestic Violence The World Justice Report U.S. Chamber of Commerce United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Women in the World and Society

UNIVERSITIES Harvard Business Publishing New York University

Bridge for America

University of Chicago

Business Civic Leadership Center Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Dr. Hawa Abdi Fund Foundation for the Future Girls Not Brides Haitian Chamber of Commerce Humanity United / The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) ISIS Center for Women and Development Malala Fund Meridian International Center National Museum for Women in the Arts Nes Ammim Nkumu Fed Fed Open Society Institute Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) Rise with the Prize SHATIL The Bill and Melinda Gates

MEDIA Bloomberg FORTUNE Magazine Glamour Magazine

MENA BUSINESSWOMEN’S NETWORK AND ASSOCIATIONS Association des Algériennes Managers et Entrepreneurs Association des Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises du Maroc Association for Women’s Total Advancement and Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society

The New York Times

(BBS)

Thomson Reuters

Business and Professional

Washingtonian Magazine

Women Association – Amman Business Women Forum –

VITAL VOICES CHAPTERS AND AFFILIATES Elas por Elas: Vozes e Ações das Mulheres (Brazil) Femmes en Démocracie (Haiti) Voces Vitales Argentina

Palestine Chambre Nationale des Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Dubai Business Women’s Council Lebanese League for Women in Business The Qatari Businesswomen Association

Voces Vitales El Salvador Voces Vitales Guatemala Voces Vitales Honduras Voces Vitales Nicaragua Voces Vitales Panama Voces Vitales Peru Voces Vitales Venezuela

Businesswomen’s Association of

Security – Hunt Alternatives Fund

(WIMBIZ)

Newsweek and the Daily Beast

The Institute for Inclusive

The Clinton Family Foundation

Business and Public Service

Half the Sky

The Elders

The Brookings Institution

Association Limited (UWEAL) Women in Management,

Development

AFRICA BUSINESSWOMEN’S NETWORK

Foundation

Business Owners (KAWBO) Uganda Women Entrepreneurs

Women’s Forum for the Economy

Bahrain Women’s Union

Clinton Global Initiative

Kenya Association of Women

South Africa (BWASA)

LEGAL Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field LLP Tia Cudahy Maria Dohlman Visa Law Group

VITAL VOICES COUNCILS Special thanks to our Northwest Council for their tireless support of Vital Voices and the women we serve.

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2013 Financials Independent Auditor’s Report

TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP, INC.

Report on the Financial Statements We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Vital Voices Global Partnership, Inc. (Vital Voices), which comprise the statement of financial position as of December 31 , 2013, and the related statements of activities, functional expenses and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the financial statements.

Management ’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement. whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment. including the assessment of

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the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Vital Voices as of December 31, 2013, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Report on Summarized Comparative Information We have previously audited Vital Voices’ 2012 financial statements, and we expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those audited financial statements in our report dated June 14, 2013. In our opinion, the summarized comparative information presented herein as of and for the year ended December 31 , 2012 is consistent, in all material respects, with the audited financial statements from which it has been derived.

Supplemental Information Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forminq an opinion on the financial statements as a whole. The supplemental schedule of revenue and expenses of the Department for International Development Grant is presented for purposes of additional analysis and is not a required part of the financial statements. Such information is the responsibility of management and was derived from and relates directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements. The information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the financial statements and certain additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements or to the financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. In our opinion, the information is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements as a whole. Raffa, P.C. Washington, DC June 5, 2014

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2013 Statements STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION DECEMBER 31, 2013 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,010,638 Certificates of deposit

145,003

Contributions receivable, net

4.061,473

Government grants and contracts receivable

602,202

Accounts receivable

35,192

Prepaid expenses

258,283

Inventory

10,720

Property and equipment, net

213,096

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 8,336,607

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$ 351,502

Accrued leave

66,236

Deferred revenue

96,646

Funds held on behalf of others

16,138

Deferred rent and lease benefit

380,116

TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 910,638

NET ASSETS Unrestricted 1,468,014 Temporarily restricted 5,957,955 TOTAL NET ASSETS 7,425,969

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

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$ 8,336,607


STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR END DECEMBER 31, 2013 REVENUE AND SUPPORT TEMPORARILY UNRESTRICTED Grants and contributions

RESTRICTED

$583,661

$8,725,675

TOTAL $9,309,336

Government grants and contracts

2,011,247

-

2,011,247

Special events revenue

1,763,384

71,400

1,834,784

58,597

-

58,597

523

-

523

7,486

-

7,486

6,763,885

(6,763,885)

-

363,749

(363,749)

-

11,552,532

1,669,441

13,221,973

7,661,089

-

7,661,089

Women’s Global Leadership Network

862,940

-

862,940

Human Rights and Anti-Trafficking

951,001

-

951,001

Public Engagement and Awareness

411,015

-

411,015

9,886,045

-

9,886,045

31,730

-

31,730

1,485,584

-

1,485,584

95,200

-

95,200

1,612,514

-

1,612,514

-

-

-

11,498,559

-

11,498,559

Donated services Interest income Other revenue RELEASE FROM RESTRICTIONS Satisfaction of program restrictions Satisfaction of time restrictions TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT

EXPENSES PROGRAM SERVICES Leadership Training

TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES

SUPPORTING SERVICES Management and general Development and fundraising Fundraising - cost of direct benefit to donors TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES RETURN OF UNUSED GRANT FUNDS TOTAL EXPENSES

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

53,973

1,669,441

1,723,414

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR

1,414,041

4,288,514

5,702,555

NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR

$1,468,014

$5,957,955

$7,425,969

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2013 Highlights REVENUES Other Revenue

.10%

Donated Services

.40%

Special Events Revenue

13.90%

Government Grants and Contracts Grants and Other Contributions

15.20%

70.40%

SUPPORTING SERVICES Development & Fundraising Management & General

11.27%

EXPENSES

18.20%

PROGRAM SERVICES Public Engagement & Awareness Human Rights and Anti-Trafficking

2.93% 6.78%

Women’s Global Leadership Network

5.97%

Leadership Training

54.85%

*Prior to Management and General Expense Allocation

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VITAL VOICES Leadership

Vital Voices owes its success to the commitment and guidance of talented professionals drawn from a range of organizations and experiences.

Our diverse Board of Directors brings leadership, dedication and

passion and generously gives time, expertise and resources to advance women’s leadership around the world.

VITAL VOICES FOUNDER

CHAIR Susan Ann Davis PRESIDENT AND CEO Alyse Nelson TREASURER AND SECRETARY OF THE BOARD V. Sue Molina

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton Former U.S. Secretary of State

VITAL VOICES HONORARY CHAIRS

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Nancy Prager-Kamel

Tina Brown

Victoria Sant

Candace Browning

Roselyne Swig

Kristin Campbell

Kathleen Vaughan

Kay Ellen Consolver

Diane von Furstenberg

Manju Dhingra

The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum Baker

Deborah Dingell

EMERITAE

Former United States Senator (R-KS)

Ambassador Paula J.

Ambassador Elizabeth

Dobriansky

Frawley Bagley

Sonnie Dockser

Betty Bumpers

The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison Former United States Senator (R-TX)

Samia Farouki

Tia Cudahy

Sally Field

Dr. Jill Iscol

Nancy Folger

Dr. Alice Kandell

Baroness Mary Goudie

Bobbie Greene McCarthy

Kate James

Judith McHale

Ambassador Craig

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Johnstone

Jan Piercy

Marlene Malek

Dina Habib Powell

Donna Cochran McLarty

Ambassador Melanne

Susan Ness

Verveer

Dr. Karen Otazo

Mary Daley Yerrick

Hofmeister

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A TRIBUTE

to Dr. Carol Lancaster

BY SUSAN DAVIS, CHAIR OF THE BOARD & ALYSE NELSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Our world has lost a great leader, teacher, advocate and friend. Dr. Carol Lancaster, the courageous vice-chair of our board, passed away as this report was being developed.

Carol was with us as a board member, mentor and trainer from the beginning, serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors starting in 2012. She traveled the world speaking to and inspiring women leaders in our network, particularly throughout Latin America. Until early 2014, she served as dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Her son Douglas remembers, “She lived with a great determination and strength. She was committed to teaching and learning, to intellectual courage and to global engagement. She will be remembered as a pioneering woman in international affairs and a stalwart champion of human dignity. She was also a devoted mother and a loving wife.” Carol was deeply loved by women around the world. Her legacy of a deep commitment — both to service and to challenging the status quo — lives on in each of them.

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2013 Annual Report  

2013 Annual Report  

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