• Justine Metz, Head of Global Wealth and Investment Marketing and Sales Support, Bank of America, Danielle Saint-Lôt, Ambassador at Large, Republic of Haiti; Cofounder and Special Adviser, Femmes en Démocratie, Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership and Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Columnist, Financial Times on 'How To Build a Woman Leader' at the Women in the World Conference 2013. (Roxxe Ireland/Marc Bryan-Brown)

    Invest In Women

    Paying Leadership Forward

    All the “Lean In” talk is great, but first women must be in a position to put that mantra into practice.

    It’s a Lean In moment for the global women’s movement, to borrow the phrase du jour from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, but the question remains: how do we best help and teach an ambitious woman to do said leaning, whether she’s in America’s boardrooms or in the developing world, where far greater challenges exist for female participation in government, business, and other aspects of public life?

    Enter the Vital Voices Global Partnership, led by president and CEO Alyse Nelson. Her not-for-profit—cofounded by former ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues Melanne Verveer and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton—is working to connect women around the world with mentors who can share expertise, encourage dreams, and stand beside their protégés in success.