Paying It Forward
Introduced by Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State, and Vital Voices Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus
In recent years, we have seen a meaningful shift both in perception and practice of the role of women advancing economic, social, and political change. Today women are at the center of diplomacy and development efforts, no longer just as beneficiaries but as agents of change.
All around the world, women are blazing new trails and triumphing over long-entrenched obstacles in the pursuit of creating a better world. Empowered women are one of the most effective and positive forces for reshaping the globe. We know that when women progress, everyone benefits: men and ...