Bank of America/Vital Voices Global Ambassadors Program 2018 for women entrepreneurs- New York,USA (Fully Funded)

The Global Ambassadors Program to be held in New York City, March 19-23, 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, January 12th, 2018

The 2018 Vital Voices/Bank of America Global Ambassadors Program to be held in New York City, March 19-23, 2018, will address the ongoing needs and challenges facing women leaders engaged in the private sector and social enterprise from the United States and around the world. It will underscore the critical function that women can and must play in moving economies forward and highlight the role of women as drivers of innovation and socio-economic growth.

The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) is designed for women entrepreneurs–providing mentorship, training and a network of support to help grow your business and your personal development. The program includes one-on-one mentoring sessions and strategic w
orkshops focused on building organizational management, financial acumen and leadership skills.
The program is a partnership between Vital Voices, a leading NGO in women’s leadership and
development and Bank of America, based on a shared belief in the need to invest in women who are creating economic and social progress around the world

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant Criteria
  • A woman entrepreneur who owns a majority stake in a qualifying business, is the key decision maker in the business and manages it on a day-to-day basis
  • A minimum of 10-20 years of experience in a professional setting.
  • The applicant must have worked in her existing organization / enterprise for at least 5-7 years
  • Proficient in English
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core principles of the “Vital Voices’ Leadership Model”-Innovative, collaborative, and driven by a clear senseof mission; engaged in their communities and are committed to advancing the status of women and girls.
  • Demonstrate high-potential for leadership and a desire to take on leadership roles both within and outside their companies
Business Criteria
  • For profit or social entrepreneur (for this program, a social enterprise is a for-profit business with a social mission)
  • Should have a minimum annual revenue of at least US$ 250,000 and a maximum annual revenue of US$ 10 million
  • The United States and all other countries (please note that for the US-based mentees, preference will be given to applicants from the New York metropolitan area)


One week in-person training program in New York City including:
o Strategic Planning for Business Growth
o Human Resource Management
o Communications workshops including Branding & Marketing, Social Media and Public Speaking
o Financial Management and Access to Capital
x A 1:1 mentoring relationship with an established woman executive. Previous mentors include: Susan Chambers, Executive Vice President, Global People Division WalMart Stores, Inc.; Deborah Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, RED and Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures.
x Inclusion in the Vital Voices network of more than 15,000 women from 181 countries and
territories around the world.
x Opportunity for cross-cultural exchange with women from around the globe.
x Participation in a half-day Global Forum, a thought leadership event and networking opportunity to engage with invited guests including business and community leaders.
x Opportunities for your business/organization to be profiled via digital channels, social media and in earned media coverage.
On-going support and mentorship, specific to your needs, through the Global Ambassadors
Program for 1+ year
All travel, meals and accommodation costs for mentees participating in this program are covered in full by the Global Ambassadors Program
For more information, please contact:
Zoe Dean-Smith, Vice President of Global Leadership Programs at or (+1) 202.296.2735



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