A passionate activist; Alyse Nelson is the Co-founder and CEO of Vital Voices, an organization that works with women leaders to develop training programs and international forums in over 120 counties. It offers a space for women to be heard and invests in women to improve the world. Prior to her work with Vital Voices, Alyse served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Global Democracy Initiative at the U.S. Department of State. Her position aided former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s commitment to promote the advancement of women as a U.S. foreign policy objective. She is the author of the book "The Power of Women Leading Change around the world".
During this podcast we talk a lot about what its like to build an organization helping women, the hurdles and successes and how Alyse has mobilized resources for world tragedies such as the excavation of the endangered girls in Afghanistan and the Ukraine. We hear how she has enlisted the help of Diane Von Furstenberg, Hillary Clinton and of course Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the ultimate Supreme Court feminist icon! (I was lucky enough to meet her at a Vital Voices event just before she passed!). On this show you will also learn how to support our sisters in the Ukraine.