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The 2023 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program

The 2023 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program

The 2023 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program

 

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The 2023 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program was established to empower and assist female changemakers from around the globe. The programs objective is to strengthen the voices of these leaders, make space for them to conduct solutions to global challenges, and use their collective power to create positive change.

The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) is planned for women leaders of purpose-driven businesses, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations issuing mentorship, training, and a network of support to aid grow your organization and your personal development.

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This fall GAP will take place in New York City November 6-10 and will tackle the ongoing needs and challenges confronting women leaders in the handmade and handcraft sector worldwide who are addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as economic empowerment and human rights. GAP NYC will also highlight the critical function that women can and must play in advancing their nation forward by amplifying the role of women as drivers of innovation and socio-economic growth.

The program includes mentoring sessions and strategic workshops focused on building:

  1. Access to markets
  2. Organizational management
  3. Financial acumen
  4. and leadership skills.

The program is a collaboration between Vital Voices, a leading NGO in women’s leadership and development, and Bank of America, based on a shared belief in the need to invest in women who are creating economic and social progress around the world.

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Eligibility Conditions for the 2023 Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program

To be eligible for the Global Ambassadors Program, you must be:

  • A woman leader of a purpose-driven business, social enterprise, or non-profit organization who is the key decision-maker in the organization and manages it on a day-to-day basis
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional setting.
  • Proficient in English
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core principles of the “Vital Voices’ Leadership Model” Innovative, collaborative, and driven by a clear sense of mission; engaged in their communities and committed to advancing the status of women and girls.
  • Demonstrate high potential for leadership and a desire to take on leadership roles both within and outside their companies/organizations

Your organization must be a:

  • For-purpose business or social enterprise i.e. a for-profit business with a social mission
  • Non-profit or non-governmental organization (NPO or NGO)
  • Community service organization (CSO)
  • Should have a minimum annual revenue of at least US$ 50,000 and a maximum annual revenue of US$ 10 million.

Merits

If chosen for the Global Ambassadors Program, you will obtain:

  • Travel, accommodations, and meals to partake in the in-person program in New York City in the week of November 6-10, 2023.
  • Training on:
    • Market Access
    • Product Development
    • Storytelling
    • A Product Critique with well-known Designers
    • A marketplace opportunity to showcase and sell your products
  • Mentorship with a small group of established woman executives.
  • Inclusion in the Vital Voices network of more than 20,000 women from 184 countries and territories around the world.
  • Opportunity for cross-cultural exchange with women from around the globe.
  • Opportunities for your business/organization to be profiled via digital channels, social media, and in earned media coverage

 Assessment Process

  • 15 applicants will be chosen to participate and notified in mid-July 2023.
  • Applications will be assessed to determine participants based on a variety of factors, including the following considerations:
    • Ability to commit to the full in-person program, training, mentorship, and pre-event webinars – no exceptions
    • Submitted business/draft strategic plan and identified needs for development.
    • Alignment with the Vital Voices Leadership model
    • Geographic dispersion of selected participants
    • Willingness to accept feedback and coaching from mentors and trainers
    • Ability to implement change within her business/organization
    • Anticipated impact on business or organization based on application
    • Willingness to help shape the community dialogue about women’s advancement in their region, and wield the influence necessary to do so.

Application Deadline: June 18, 2023

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