April 24th marked a night of celebration and absolute inspiration! The 18th Annual @Vital Voices Leadership Awards held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Five incredible women honored among an extraordinary lineup of women presenters, guests, mentors, and mentees. The energy in the room was electric, and there is no stopping what these powerhouse women can and will do.
Silvina Moschini was reunited with her mentee Mariange Rosas and accompanied by the entire Vital Voices family of Global Ambassadors. Silvina was recently honored with opportunity to become a Vital Voices Global Ambassador; part of an amazing program providing mentorship opportunities and supporting emerging women entrepreneurs who practice transformative leadership to advance economic development, human rights and political participation in their communities.
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Saskia Niño de Rivera of Reinserta – Leadership in Public Life Award. Saskia, native of Mexico, is a pioneering advocate who’s creating a safer Mexico by transforming its prison system and reintegrating young offenders and children who are born and raised behind bars.
Habiba Ali of Sosai – Economic Empowerment Award. Habiba is an entrepreneur from Nigeria who is bridging the energy gap by bringing renewables (solar lamps, water purifiers and solar panels) to rural Nigeria. Ali empowers other women entrepreneurs by teaching them to sell renewable energy products in their communities and to “pay it forward” in the process.
Diane Von Furstenberg – Global Trailblazer Award. Diane is an iconic fashion designer who has been using her platform for decades to elevate women’s voices, provide mentorship and advance the global women’s movement.
Rouba Mhaissen of Sawa – Human Rights Award. Rouba is an activist who promotes locally-led solutions in Syrian refugee and host communities across Europe and the Middle East. Her UK-based Sawa Foundation provides food, education, and housing