Vita Global is hosting a film screening in Phoenix, Arizona called Poverty, Inc., a thought-provoking film that has earned 40 international film festival honors including a “Best of Fests” selection at IDFA- the biggest documentary festival in the world. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.
I arrived in Tanzania this week, ready to begin another inspirational initiative with the Vital Voices team where we will assist budding entrepreneurs with their business. #VVGrow. As I prepared for this trip I recounted the path that lead me here, the lives I saw impacted and the friendships I made along the way.
Those people, that marked us most significantly were those small voices. At least they were small to begin with. Now influencing the people of the world.
July 18th… today is Nelson Mandela Day. A day to commemorate and pay respects to one of the world’s greatest leaders. Nelson Mandela taught us many lessons in leadership, yet none so great as the power of forgiveness.
Women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are significant accelerators of economic growth, yet they lack access to the training, networks, and finance necessary to access new markets and supply chains. We’re acutely aware of this global women entrepreneurship Development need, having experienced it firsthand through Colleen’s global endeavours.
Last week we joined in the celebrations and actively participated in showing our support for Cultural Diversity during Diversity Week and the “Do One Thing” campaign which aims to challenge participants of ‘Diversity Day’ to take ‘culturally diverse’ actions, to encourage others to do the same, specifically on this date.