VOICE OF A WOMAN
WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE
inspiring and empowering the next generation of leaders
making a difference locally and globally
VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) presents VOW Magazine, VOW ARTS, VOW TALKS and the VOW AWARDS to communicate the unique expression and perspective that is the VOICE OF A WOMAN. Our work aims to inspire and empower women and girls, generating a greater awareness of the achievements of extraordinary women globally. Using a variety of media and tools we continue to shine light on the experiences of women and girls globally – particularly those whose voices go unheard.
VOW Magazine brings news and information by and about women globally, with stories from the most populated cities to the remotest regions of our world. With a mix of reportage, interviews, photographic and arts exhibitions, essays, documentaries and commentary, VOW offers a valuable female perspective on our world today. We also continue to bring further attention and support to the global campaign to end violence in all its forms against women and girls.
VOW has been given generous support by the Foreign Press Association, Getty Images, Associated Press, Amnesty International, The Royal Commonwealth Society, Global: International Briefing, along with individual journalists, photojournalists, filmmakers, documentarians, writers, artists and scholars.
INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION
We believe passionately in the power of positive role models to inspire the next generation of leaders; to shift perspectives; and to ignite that spark that can transform lives. Our yearly VOW AWARDS have been established to acknowledge and celebrate such women.
VOW MENTORING PROGRAMMES
Our youth leadership & social responsibility programmes provide mentoring from women in leadership across a variety of fields. With the assistance of mentors, our programmes coach mentees to realise their vision - and what they see possible in their lives. Within our programmes mentees are also coached to develop and lead projects aimed at positively impacting communities.
VOICES OF WOMEN TALKS - (VOW TALKS)
VOW TALKS is a series of live discussion events, articles, film and audio conversations featuring some of the most visionary and pioneering women in our world today. Women sharing their thoughts, perspectives, knowledge and experiences - sometimes thought provoking, always stimulating and inspiring.
To date VOW TALKS (LIVE) Speakers have been:
Professor Germaine Greer - Author, Academic (VOW Archive 2013)
Dr. Scilla Elworthy Phd - 3 Time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (VOW Archive 2011)
Jane Martinson - Guardian, Women's Editor (VOW Archive 2013)
Gillian Tett - Author & Former editor of the US Financial Times (VOW Archive 2012)
Gillian Joseph - SKY News, Presenter (VOW Archive 2013)
Natasha Pearlman - Elle Magazine, Deputy Editor (VOW Archive 2013)
Karen Blackett - CEO, MediaCom (VOW Archive 2013)
Inga Beale - CEO, Canopius (VOW Archive 2013)
Helena Morrissey - CEO, Newton Investments, 30% Club (VOW Archive 2013)
Helen Lewis - Managing Editor of the New Statesman (VOW Archive 2012)
Simone Forster - JWT Advertising, Partner
Stella Creasy MP - Member of Parliament
Lisa Gormley - Legal Advisor to Amnesty International on Women's Rights & International Law (VOW Archive 2011)
Gerry Lejeune OBE - Founder, Women's Aid (VOW Archive 2011)
Maggie Baxter OBE - Philanthropist (VOW Archive 2012)
Zoe Wanamaker CBE - Actress and Philanthropist (VOW Archive 2012)
Nichola Benedetti - Violinist (VOW Archive 2012)
Dr. Nadje Al Ali - Author, SOAS Chair of Intl. Women's Studies (VOW Archive 2011)
WORKING WITH WOMEN IN COUNTRIES OF GREATEST NEED
VOICE OF A WOMAN works internationally to empower women in countries of greatest need.
We believe that by supporting the development of women's leadership, in countries where women's leadership will have a far reaching impact, we have the potential to break the cycles of conflict (e.g. Liberia), poverty and exploitation.
We deliver projects that support women's self expression through storytelling, music, journalism, communications and the arts.
To date we have delivered programmes in: South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and are currently developing a project aimed at sharing the stories of the Saharawi women of the Sahara.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOICE OF A WOMAN is an organisation that delivers international leadership and social responsibility projects, through YLSR - Int. Leadership & Social Responsibility, a charity registered in England and Wales No.: 1137130.
Maureen A. Bryan - Founder & Editor in Chief