Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Good Read - Vital Voices Book | Blogtober Day 20

Soweto, South Africa

In the almost never rear occasion of me feeling really down
which is of late is more times than usual. 
I like grabbing my favorite book 
Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World
because a book with different voices from woman doing good all over
the world is uplifting and vital to my soul. 

What's this book about?

 Vital Voices, CEO Alyse Nelson shares the stories of remarkable, world-changing women,
 as well as the story of how Vital Voices was founded, crossing lines that typically divide. 
For 15 years, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to
 enable others to become change agents 
in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy. 
They equip women with management and business development skills to expand their enterprises and
 create jobs in their communities. Their voices, stories, and hard-earned 
lessons--shared here for the first time--are deeply authentic and truly vital.

Features interviews and first-person accounts of global leaders, such as 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and Aung San Suu Kyi, 
Nobel Prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy leader, as well as business leaders Draws
 on the work of the Vital Voices,
 the organization founded by Hillary Clinton in 1997 as a government initiative that transformed into 
a leading non-profit, which enables a network of 10,000 emerging women leaders in politics,
 human rights, and economic development in 127 countries.
 These women have gone on to mentor and train more than 500,000 Focuses on the
 key elements of the Vital Voices five-step model of transformational leadership, 
including how to find a voice, lead with purpose, cross lines that divide, and more 
Through the firsthand accounts of trail-blazing leaders,
 Vital Voices introduces unforgettable, inspiring women who are shaping our world

Why this book?

How women around the world are leading powerful change
Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates,
 women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women,
 we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families, 
and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently
 under-utilized resource. Vital Voices calls for and makes possible
 transformative leadership around the world.

My hope for the rest of 2020 is that you become a woman who finds her vital voice. 

See you soon. 



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