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ON THE

FRONTLINES OF CHANGE DEAR FRIENDS, When Vital Voices became a nonprofit, there were a handful of global organizations focused on advancing women. What we were doing was unconventional, unproven, even unpopular. That was 15 years ago. Now we’re operating in a very different environment. We have more data, awareness and allies than ever before.

Today the landscape is full of diverse players.

pursue bigger goals. What these women

Nonprofits are joined by governments, think

need most are partners.

tanks, the media, multilateral institutions and corporations – all eager to contribute to one

This is where Vital Voices excels. We’ve

of the most important issues of our time:

realized that we have the most significant

securing equal rights and opportunities for

impact when we make long-term, tailored

women and girls everywhere.

investments in individual women leaders.

With so many actors now engaged in this

In this report we introduce you to one of

space, in 2014 we decided to step back and

these leaders, Xiomara Diaz Hopkins. Eight

consider what makes our contribution as Vital

years ago, Xiomara opened The Garden

Voices unique, valuable and enduring. We

Café in Granada, Nicaragua. The business

made time to reflect on what we’ve learned

has become a model for sustainable tourism

in 15 years as a nonprofit.

and social innovation. In 2013 Xiomara was new to Vital Voices; two years later, she has

Our experience has made one insight very

benefited from 3 of our signature programs.

clear: individual women leaders are on the

Her growing contribution to Granada and its

vanguard of collective progress. They know

people proves the value of individualized

their communities. They know what works and

investment.

what doesn’t. And they’re bringing people together to put sustainable solutions in place

In 2014 we invested in 958 individual women

every day.

leaders through 78 major programs in 38 countries. These women went on to reach

But most of the time, these leaders take

more than 208,000 additional people. As we

on enormous challenges without adequate

look to 2015 and beyond, we move forward

resources, networks or support. We’ve

with renewed resolve and enthusiasm for our

learned that single interventions are not

refined approach, and are more committed

enough. They don’t provide sufficient

than ever to deliver on our mission to invest

support to visionary leaders who continually

in women leaders who improve the world.

WITH GRATITUDE FOR ALL THAT YOU DO,

Susan Ann Davis

Alyse Nelson

V. Sue Molina

CHAIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT AND CEO

VICE CHAIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


WHY LEADERS We invest in leaders because they take the responsibility to improve societies. They strengthen laws, create jobs and defend political freedoms.

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

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.

OUR PROGRAMS We work with leaders in three key areas: human rights, economic opportunity, and

make that vision a reality. Through long-term

political and public leadership. These

and visibility, we accelerate her efforts.

Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean,

investments that expand her skills, connections

partners are in Africa, Asia, Eastern

and the Middle East.

We design programs that offer practical

OUR HISTORY In 1997, Vital Voices was created to make space for women to be heard. Our founders knew then what has now become a universal truth: that women are essential to progress in their communities. Our world cannot move forward without their full participation.

skills and services; we help leaders develop strategic plans, tell their stories, and reach new markets. We connect them with expert advisors for mentoring and collaboration. We share their perspectives and their work with the audiences they need to reach, and we mobilize communities online and offline

Today, our organization is the product of the women

to take action on critical issues.

we have worked with, their insights into leadership and our changing world.

Together, these interventions increase capacity and opportunity, enabling a leader to realize her vision and improve not just her community, but the world beyond.

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STORIES OF LEADERSHIP IN ACTION Vital Voices is proud to profile some of the remarkable women leaders we work with throughout the world. Their stories not only highlight extraordinary vision and leadership, but also underscore the important role

Vital Voices has played in their journey. Whether through one of our rigorous signature fellowships or our critical human rights programs, these women, and thousands like them, have experienced the transformative influence of Vital Voices firsthand.

WE TRAIN AND DEVELOP OUR EMPLOYEES, MOST OF WHOM LACK HIGHER EDUCATION...WE’RE REPLICATING THE LEADERSHIP MODEL THAT WE LEARNED IN THE VV GROW FELLOWSHIP. —­XIOMARA DIAZ HOPKINS NICARAGUA

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VITAL VOICES AND XIOMARA’S JOURNEY

Granada

Promoting social change in a new Nicaragua

XIOMARA DIAZ HOPKINS Xiomara Diaz Hopkins is the founder and owner of The Garden Café, a popular restaurant in Granada, Nicaragua. She attributes the success of her business and its social impact to three Vital Voices programs, the 2013 VV GROW Fellowship, the 2014 Global Ambassadors Program and the 2014 VVLead Fellowship.

Xiomara Diaz, like university graduates

flocked to sample healthy Californian and

our employees’ jobs. My heart still sinks every

everywhere, wanted to create change

Nicaraguan fare. In an adjoining space they

time I think about it,” Xiomara recalls.

after completing her studies in Managua,

supported non-traditional artisans through

Nicaragua. With a degree in political science,

sales of their products. Local musicians

she surprised family and friends by wanting to

provided ambiance and buzz. TripAdvisor

start a business, one that merged social impact

reviews glowed. But faced with shrinking profit

with sustainable tourism. After renovating a

margins year after year, Xiomara considered

colonial-era building on a shoestring budget,

closing the café in 2013.

in 2007.

come at a better time. Xiomara was referred to the Vital Voices business growth accelerator opportunity, instantly sold on its women’s empowerment and leadership development focus. Once accepted into the program as

Xiomara and partner Damien opened The Garden Café in the tourism hub of Granada

The VV GROW Fellowship could not have

“Our equipment was breaking all the time

a fellow, Xiomara put to immediate use its

and we had constant struggles because it

signature customized training, technical

was impossible to invest in proper, quality

assistance and networking benefits.

Xiomara learned about business as she was

equipment. In the slower tourism months we’d

running one — with just four employees. They

struggle with payroll to the point where we had

connected with the community and customers

to take on outside jobs to be able to guarantee

Paying it forward by providing on-the-job training is part of The Garden Café’s mission to encourage sustainable tourism. Looking

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back, says Xiomara, “One of the main changes

not wanting to “waste” Karen’s time with her

With The Garden Café flourishing, and

is now we have a clear mission and vision

small business concerns during the intensive

recognizing the potential to expand its

and that’s what drives our growth. Our sales

Mexico City program which convened women

role in promoting sustainable tourism in

have increased by over 40 percent, and our

entrepreneurs from Latin America and the

the region, Xiomara was accepted to the

profit margins and employee relations have

Caribbean region.

VVLead Fellowship. Through its online

significantly improved.”

learning platform and in-person exchanges, “It turned out that Karen was what one would

In Nicaragua, lack of employment opportunities

think of as the perfect mentor,” recalls Xiomara

trap many young people in cycles of poverty,

after the program. “She knew everything

leaving some — especially young women

about my restaurant, my city and the tourist

and girls — vulnerable to commercial sexual

industry in Nicaragua…it allowed for what felt

exploitation, trafficking and violence. In

like a successful open-heart surgery.”

Xiomara gained access to a new network of social entrepreneurs around the world who provide unusual and sustainable solutions to pressing social problems that have impeded women’s and girls’ full participation in society and the economy.

Granada, Xiomara has noted, the tourism industry exacerbates the problem.

Regular WhatsApp check-ins on pricing and product diversification ensued, with updates

While the VV GROW Fellowship helped her

on the plan to cultivate talent from within the

lay a foundation for growth by articulating

ranks of The Garden Café’s now 30 employees,

her company’s value and purpose, identifying

freeing Xiomara to explore more ways to invest

realistic goals and strengthening human

in social impact in the community.

resources, she looked for additional support. Where the VV GROW Fellowship helped Soon she was accepted as a mentee in the

Xiomara set goals for The Garden Café, the

Global Ambassadors Program, a Vital Voices

Global Ambassadors Program paved the

and Bank of America partnership that connects

way for achieving them. It also awakened an

women leaders — at a tipping point in their

understanding of the role she could play as

professional, business and leadership paths

an agent of social transformation.

— with established women executives for mentorship.

“Since I became part of the Global Ambassadors Program I dare to dream

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When Xiomara found out who her mentor

bigger,” says Xiomara. “I know that I have

would be — Karen Fang, a managing director

this amazing network of women that is ready

at Bank of America — she almost withdrew,

to help.”

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“VVLead created that “a-ha” moment where I realized I had all the tools in my hands that would empower young Nicaraguan girls directly,” says Xiomara. She plans to leverage The Garden Café to support a pilot program to train and empower at-risk women and girls in her community. As a VV GROW fellow, Global Ambassadors Program alumna and now a VVLead fellow, Xiomara has enriched her strategic planning, financial management, and communications and marketing skill set to ensure The Garden Café’s sustainability into the future. But more importantly, it is her simple vision — social change in a new Nicaragua — that drives her leadership, and commitment to making her community, and the world, a better place.


VITAL VOICES AND SUAAD’S JOURNEY Baghdad

Empowering women through rights education in Iraq

WOMEN IN IRAQ HAVE FACED VIOLENCE FOR DECADES. NOW, THAT VIOLENCE HAS SIMPLY BEEN EXACERBATED BY CONFLICT. WHILE MALE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE FAR AWAY FIGHTING ISIS, WOMEN ARE PLACED AT A HIGHER RISK OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE.

VITAL VOICES AND BEATRICE’S JOURNEY Buea

CAMEROON Shining a spotlight on the scourge of human trafficking in Cameroon

THE CHILD, MAN OR WOMAN THAT YOU UNDERPAY BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS POOR, THE HOUSE GIRL YOU RECRUIT TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS AND WHO SOON BECOMES YOUR COOK, WASHER GIRL OR “MBANYA,” IS A TRAFFICKED PERSON. TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY.

Suaad Allami is founder and director of Women for Progress Center in

Beatrice Titanji shines a spotlight on the scourge of human trafficking in

Sadr City, Baghdad — the country’s first legal aid clinic run entirely by

Cameroon. As National Vice President of Nkumu Fed Fed, the country’s

women, for women. A 2013 mentee alumna of the Global Ambassadors

leading organization set up to combat trafficking in persons and slavery,

Program, Suaad was honored at the 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership

she was part of two Vital Voices Human Rights programs in 2014 — the

Awards for her commitment to educating women about their rights

Institute to Investigate and Prosecute Human Trafficking in Cameroon,

and helping them to navigate a complex legal system. Suaad believes

and the Global Freedom Exchange, a training and mentoring program for

empowered women will be better able to contribute to peace building

women leaders on the forefront of global efforts to end child trafficking.

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION

LEADING TO IMPACT

VITAL VOICES SIGNATURE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS ARE EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE.

Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies visionary women leaders through

nominations from partners and members

of the Global Leadership Network as well as open application processes. The launch

of our flagship Fellowship programs has improved our rigorous application and selection processes.

ONLY

15

%

OF APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE

TODAY BECAUSE OF VV GROW, WE HAVE A CLEAR EXPANSION PLAN FOR THE COUNTRIES WE WANT TO GO TO. WE KNOW WHERE AND HOW TO EXPAND IN UAE. WE HAVE A PLAN FOR LONDON. WE HAVE A PLAN FOR EGYPT, FOR IRAN AND FOR THE USA. —­ALINE KAMAKIAN VV GROW FELLOW, LEBANON

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PARTICIPANTS FROM

93

PROGRAMS HELD IN COUNTRIES

38

*Countries and participants not shown on the map are: Barbados (1), Cook Islands (1), Kosovo (1), Trinidad and Tobago

COUNTRIES

(1), Antigua and Barbuda (2), Bahrain (2), and Saint Lucia (2)

60 OR MORE 30 – 59 10 – 29 4–9 2–3 1

958 UNIQUE PARTICIPANTS IN VITAL VOICES PROGRAMS

OVER

208,000 INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES were provided employment, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, access to information, services and other benefits by program participants.

2014 VITAL VOICES 4,688 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS EMPLOYED TRAINED 6,918

people in their businesses and organizations

others using skills built during Vital Voices programs

MENTORED 3,501 other emerging leaders

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MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS $100,000+ ANN INC. Bank of America Citi Foundation The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs ExxonMobil Foundation Hilton Worldwide New Venture Fund UK Department for International Development

$50,000 - 99,999

YOUR INVESTMENT: HELPING US EXECUTE OUR MISSION Vital Voices is grateful for the public and private

Abbott Laboratories Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery The Clinton Family Foundation Humanity United InMaat Foundation Jackson Family Wines JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Marlene and Fred Malek Donna and Mack McLarty Deborah Rose Vicki and Roger Sant, Summit Foundation Walmart

our contributors who helped to support our programs

$25,000 - 49,000

partners who are key to our success. We thank all of in 2014.

In addition to critical financial support, many of our partners lend world-class industry expertise that we leverage to help advance women in our global network. Throughout the years since then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton founded Vital Voices in 1997, we have thrived because of strong partners and bipartisan support.

Kristin Campbell Carlo & Micol Schejola Foundation Chevron Leslie Decker and Steve Rimmer Sonnie and Bill Dockser, Dockser Family Foundation Embassy of the United Arab Emirates EY Karen Otazo Hofmeister and John Hofmeister Curtis Huff Dr. Sachiko Kuno Susan and John B. Magee Susan K. Patrick Rabaut Family Foundation Voya Financial Women in the World Foundation Barbara Hope Zuckerberg and Dina Zuckerberg , The Barbara Hope Foundation

$10,000 - 24,999 8

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Claudine Bacher Tia Barancik Anne Bartley Mackenzie Bezos Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Ann Brown Marcia Myers Carlucci CH2M Maren Christensen Susan Ann Davis Katrina Dickson Manju Dhingra Julie Dobson and Chet Thaker Kathy Drew Egide Family Foundation Embassy of Kuwait Emergent BioSolutions DHL Samia and A. Huda Farouki Nancy Folger Goldman Sachs & Co. Google Inc. Baroness Mary Goudie Jill Iscol, IF Hummingbird Foundation IBM James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Silke Johnstone and Ambassador Craig Johnstone Eileen and Kase Lawal Kristy Le and Howard Schiffman Nicole and Sherman Lewis Carol and Eugene Ludwig Dawn Marole The Marshall Family Foundation April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney McLarty Global Fellows MKM Foundation Beth W. Newburger Schwartz Oakwood Foundation Charitable Trust Robert Oliver Dina Habib Powell, Goldman Sachs Gives Jeanne Weaver Ruesch, Ruesch Family Foundation The Scoob Trust Foundation Smith-Swisher Family Fund Meryl Streep, Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts Roselyne Chroman Swig Julie Taymor Joan F. Tobin, Tobin Foundation Trehan Foundation Variety Foundation, Inc. Kathleen Vaughan Mary Daley Yerrick and John Yerrick

$5,000 - 9,999 Arizona Biltmore Jean Baderschneider Tracy and Adam Bernstein Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation The Boeing Company

The Campbell’s Soup Company Andrea Capachietti Susan E. Carter Hester Clark Comcast NBCUniversal Karen Crowe Sharon Davis Dermalogica Foundation to Promote Open Society George and Angela Moore Foundation Joanne Lalonde Hayes Judy Hofflund Lynne and Joe Horning Christine Jacobs Paul and Sonia Jones Dr. Alice S. Kandell Irene and Edward Kaplan Kramer Family Foundation David Middleton V. Sue Molina Nintendo of America, Inc. Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund Qualcomm, Inc. Molly Raiser Jill Smith Connie and Neal Sullivan Michelle Swenson Tides Foundation Ricki Tigert Helfer and Michael S. Helfer Drs. Rosita and Reinier Van Coevorden Janet Walkow Joseph Walters Zients Family Foundation

$2,500 - 4,999 AT&T Gary Barancik BET Holdings, Inc. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Matching Gifts Program Ann Bolin Sandy and Bill Brock Creative Artists Agency, In Honor of Sally Field Joseph Davis Expedia Pam Ferman and Nick Sustana Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC The Global Fund for Children Alida Griffith Gull Industries, Inc. Holly Horn Betty Hudson Hundredth Monkey Collective, LLC Inscape Publishing Kate James Nancy Prager-Kamel and Dr. Ahmed Kamel Mary Lynn Kotz Annette Larson

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MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS Geraldine Laybourne Barbara Lee Beth and Daryl Libow Shaista Mahmood and Ambassador Rafat Mahmood Michele Manatt Marcia V. Mayo Memorial Hermann Health System Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Sacha Millstone Nordstrom Teresa Olson and Thomas Miller Pan African Capital Group, LLC The Riggs Family Kate Boyce Reeder and Joe Reeder Sherrie Rollins Westin, Sesame Workshop Ame Simon Andrew Stern Jane and Bill Stetson Elizabeth Stevens Julie Stevenson and Tom Meyer Pamela Takiff Robin Tauck, Tauck-Romano Innovative Philanthropy Theodore Cross Family Charitable Foundation Van Ness Feldman Toni Verstandig Christine Warnke Elizabeth Kramer Wrege Irene and Alan Wurtzel

$1,000 - 2,499 Jessica Abrahams Julie Abrams and Raul Castro Ahold USA, Inc. AIG Matching Gifts Program Wendy Aird Kristene Allan Alexa J. Brown Memorial Endowment Fund American Beverage Association Amgen The Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation Assured Guaranty Corporation Barbara J. Bainum Tuvia Barak Joanne and Brian Barlia Christian Barrionuevo Rita Braver and Robert B. Barnett Judith N. Batty James Beers Sydney Beers Wendy Benchley and John Jeppson Bernstein Family Foundation

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Joshua Bernstein BidKind LLC Elizabeth Birch Nina Blackwell Governor Jim Blanchard and Janet Blanchard Lynne and Wolf Blitzer Bloomberg Philanthropies Blum-Kovler Foundation Carol and John Boochever Anita Botti Dr. Chris Hughes and James Bridgeman Toby Bright Zan Brookshire Bunny Klein Family Fund Barbara and Arthur Bushkin Virginia and Douglas M. Canter Kathleen Carr Anna Chave Bradley Christianson Kay Ellen Consolver Deb and Steve Conver Jill Cordes Leslie Dach Mimi and Rhett Dawson Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky Jackie and Ken Duberstein Anita Dunn Patricia Ellis, Women’s Foreign Policy Group Susan G. Esserman Rae and David Evans Mary Feider and William Blazer FHI360 Friedman Foundation Gannett Foundation GE Foundation Jessica N. Gelber Gelber Foundation Gerson Family Foundation Alma Gildenhorn and the Honorable Joseph Gildenhorn Jamie Ginott Tara Giunta, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP The Honorable Cynthia A. Glassman and Dr. Leonard Glassman Susan Glendinning Olive Goh Bobbie Greene McCarthy and Patrick McCarthy Ann Hand and the Honorable Lloyd Hand Laura Handman and Harold Ickes Deborah L. Harmon Judy Harris and Norm Ornstein Franklin Hart, III Randy Hartnell Heard City Kathleen Hendrix


MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS Madge Henning and Warren Davis Peter Heymann Eva Dee Hiatt Karine Hils Michele Holaway Holder Family Foundation Fund Hunt Alternatives Edward Hurley Lorie D. Jackson Christine Jahnke JBS International, Inc. Kristina Johnson Emily Kahn Marianne Keler The Honorable Ann McCLaughlin Korologos and the Honorable Tom C. Korologos Stefan Krasowski Carolyn Lamm and Peter Halle Angela Lancaster Renee Landegger Eleanor Roberts Lewis Theresa Loar and Richard Bonsignore Locke Lord LLP Emily Madan Douglas Maguire Britlan and Fred Malek Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman SunDial Foundation, Helaine Mario Daniel Markwalder Jane McAuliffe Ashley and Avery McCall, McCall Family Foundation Suzanne McGill Debby and Dan McGinn State Street Foundation, Inc. Gerrish Milliken Andrea Mitchell and Dr. Alan Greenspan Morgan Family Fund Robin and Michael and (Durst) Morris Nancy and Bruce Morrison Diane Mosbacher Virginia A. Mulberger and Catherine C. Mulberger Lissa Muscatine and Bradley Graham Alyse Nelson and Hardin Lang Susan Ness and Larry Schneider Caroline Nolan, CPA Donna O’Hara Diane Orentlicher and Morten H. Halperin Maureen Orth Carmen Osman Veena and Ramesh Panjabi Carol and David Pensky Thomas Pickering Shelly Porges and Richard Wilhelm

JaLynn Prince Kathy and Tom Raffa Christine P. Rales Carole Ramuz Jeanne Rand Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund Pamela R. Reeves Elaine Reuben Robbie Rich Joseph F. Roda Lois Romano and Sven Erik Holmes Catherine and Robert Ross Nancy and Miles Rubin Graciela Rutkowski Lisa Marsh Ryerson Susan and John Ryzewic Anna Salzberg Linda Salzer Ximena and Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada Jack Sava Eileen Schjelderup The Scott and Patrice Brickman Family Foundation Eli Scripps Ghislaine Boreel Shallcross Short-Dooley Family Foundation Tracy Simpson Sherrese Smith, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP Eleanor Speare William Starbuck Rob Stein Ann and Stuart Stock John Stanford, Jr. Rosemary Straley Karena Strella Susan Swartz Deborah Tannen Vicki Taylor-Roskopf Sandra Thurman Time Warner Inc. Jeff Toews Susan Trees Christopher Turner Sara J. Vandepeute Sabine van der Meulen The Honorable Melanne Verveer Valerie Wasserman Anna Weatherley and George Contis Colonel Patricia Webb (Ret.) Carol and Tom Wheeler Irene White Cindy Whitehead, Sprout Pharmaceuticals Rania Hanano Wisner and Graham Wisner Devi Wolfson

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OUR PARTNERSHIPS CORPORATIONS Abbott Laboratories Air India ANN INC. Avon Foundation for Women Bank of America BET Networks Campbell Soup Company CH2M HILL Chevron Citi Comcast NBCUniversal Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P. DHL ExxonMobil Foundation EY Fortune Google Hilton Worldwide IBM Jackson Family Wines JW Marriott Qualcomm, Inc. Variety Voya Financial Walmart

GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT BANKS Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Embassy of Kuwait Embassy of Sweden Embassy of Switzerland Embassy of United Arab Emirates Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development International Trade Center, Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade UK Department for International Development UN Women U.S. Department of State

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 Bahrain Women’s Union 12

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bridge for America The Brookings Institution Business Civic Leadership Center Clinton Family Foundation Clinton Global Initiative Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation Dr. Hawa Abdi Fund The Elders Foundation for the Future Girls Not Brides Haitian Chamber of Commerce Humanity United / The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking The Institute for Inclusive Security 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 The National Network to End Domestic Violence Nes Ammim Nkumu Fed Fed No Ceilings Open Society Institute Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) Rise with the Prize SHATIL U.S. Chamber of Commerce United States Institute of Peace (USIP) WEConnect International Women in the World Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society The World Justice Report

UNIVERSITIES Harvard Business Publishing New York University University of Arkansas University of Chicago

MEDIA Bloomberg FORTUNE Magazine Glamour Magazine Half the Sky The Hill Newsweek and the Daily Beast

The New York Times Thomson Reuters Washington Life Washingtonian Magazine

VITAL VOICES CHAPTERS AND AFFILIATES Elas por Elas: Vozes e Ações das Mulheres (Brazil) Femmes en Démocracie Voces Vitales Argentina Voces Vitales El Salvador Voces Guatemala Voces Vitales Honduras Voces Vitales Nicaragua Voces Vitales Panama Voces Vitales Peru Voces Vitales Venezuela

AFRICA BUSINESSWOMEN’S NETWORK Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) Kenya Association of Women Business Leaders (KAWBO) Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ)

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 Development Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society (BBS) Business and Professional Women AssociationAmman Business Women Forum-Palestine Chambre Nationale des Femmes Chefs dEntreprises Dubai Business Women’s Council Lebanese League for Women in Business The Qatari Businesswomen Association

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


2014 FINANCIALS FINANCIAL POSITION

ACTIVITIES

DECEMBER 31, 2014

DECEMBER 31, 2014

ASSETS

REVENUE AND SUPPORT

UNRESTRICTED

RESTRICTED

TOTAL

Grants and contributions Government grants and contracts Special events revenue In-kind goods and services Interest income Other revenue RELEASE FROM RESTRICTIONS Satisfaction of program restrictions Satisfaction of time restrictions TOTAL REVENUE & SUPPORT

$697,863 2,409,821 1,931,446 234,279 36 17,823

$4,502,786 136,000 - -

$5,200,649 2,409,821 2,067,446 234,279 36 17,823

(5,730,263) (231,400) 1,322,877

9,930,054

-

3,473,760 3,383,973 1,355,119 604,292 8,817,144

652,544 1,670,812

-

652,544 1,670,812

95,375 2,418,731 11,235,875

-

95,375 2,418,731 11,235,875

17,056 1,468,014

(1,322,877) 5,957,955

1,305,821 7,425,969

$1,485,070

$4,635,078

$6,120,148

Cash and cash equivalents Certificates of deposit Contributions receivable, net Government grants and contracts receivables Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Inventory Property and equipment, net TOTAL ASSETS

$2,722,843 70,733 3,064,205 892,178 59,420 197,816 22,009 156,752 $7,185,956

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable and Accrued expenses Accrued leave Deferred revenue Refundable Advances Funds held on behalf of others Deferred rent and lease benefit TOTAL LIABILITIES NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$314,502 79,196 117,683 142,144 17,055 395,263 $1,065,808

1,485,070 4,635,078 6,120,148

$7,185,956

TEMPORARILY

5,730,263 231,400 11,252,931

EXPENSES PROGRAM SERVICES Signature Fellowships 3,473,760 Activating the Network 3,383,973 Strategic Investments 1,355,119 Global Engagement & Public Awareness 604,292 TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES 8,817,144 SUPPORTING SERVICES Management and general Development and fundraising Fundraising - cost of direct benefit to donors TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES TOTAL EXPENSES

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS NET ASSETS, Beginning of year NET ASSETS, End of year

REVENUES*

EXPENSES

Donated Services

Development & Fundraising

2.35%

15%

Special Events Revenue

Management & General

20.82%

6%

Gov. Grants & Contracts

Strategic Investments

24.26%

12.2%

Grants & Other Contributions

Global Engagement & Awareness

52.47%

5.5% Activating the Network

*Not Reflected in Expenses Chart

Other Revenue .1%

30.3% Signature Fellowships

31%

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VITAL VOICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20036 202.861.2625 (main) info@vitalvoices.org

HONORARY CHAIRS EMERITI Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison Hon. Nancy Kassebaum Baker

HONORARY CONGRESSIONAL CO-CHAIRS Sen. Susan Collins Rep. Deborah Dingell Sen. Dianne Feinstein Rep. Kay Granger

BOARD CHAIR EMERITI Amb. Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder Mary Daley Yerrick, Co-Founder

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Susan Ann Davis, Chair of the Board V. Sue Molina, Vice Chair of the Board Alyse Nelson, President & CEO Beth Brooke-Marciniak Tina Brown Candace Browning Kristin Campbell Kay Ellen Consolver Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky Sonnie Dockser Samia Farouki Sally Field Nancy Folger Baroness Mary Goudie Kate James Amb. Craig Johnstone Donna Langley Marlene Malek Bobbie Greene McCarthy Vice Chair Emeritus Donna Cochran McLarty Co-founder and Vice Chair Emeritus Susan Ness Dr. Karen Otazo Hofmeister Nancy Prager-Kamel Victoria Sant Roselyne Swig Dr. Rosita Van Coevorden Kathleen Vaughan Diane von Furstenberg

DIRECTORS EMERITI Amb. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley Betty Bumpers Tia Cudahy Dr. Jill W. Iscol Dr. Alice Kandell Hon. Judith McHale Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Jan Piercy Dina Habib Powell

IN MEMORIAM Dr. Carol Lancaster, Vice Chair Emeritus

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