OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

At Pond's we want to challenge today's conventional definition of strength by empowering 1 million women with the inner strength to unleash their feminine side for a more beautiful tomorrow

We at Pond's want to challenge conventional definitions of strength to help women create a more beautiful tomorrow. Our collaboration with Vital Voices gives us access to extraordinary women who have similar values to ours who we will support & develop

Arnaud De-Fontgalland

Arnaud De-Fontgalland Global Vice President, Pond's

A partnership between Vital Voices and POND'S

A DIFFERENT KIND OF STRENGTH, FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW.

More and more women around the world are changing and impacting their communities in beautiful and meaningful ways. Extraordinary change-markers are leading NGOs and enterprises, applying innovative approaches to address social, human rights and environmental challenges, on a local and global level.

These inspiring missions demand a very unique type of strength. Not the usual display of hard power and toughness, buta truer, softer and more feminine form of strength, the one deep inside these women, the one that allows them to unleash the power of their openness, empathy, and connectedness for good.

Pond's and Vital Voices proudly joined forces to create The VV LEAD Fellowship Programme, supporting and empowering wonderful and strong female entrepreneurs. This programme will strengthen the connections, leadership skills and visibility that will set these women apart, to amplify their impact and drive change, for a more beautiful tomorrow.

VV LEAD + POND'S

VV Lead Fellowship Programme in partnership with Pond's

We are excited to launch the 18-month VV Lead Fellowship Programme across eight global markets, inspiring more than 50 committed women around the world. With 6 key extraordinary leaders, we will ignite the conversation, starting June 2017.

We at Pond's want to challenge conventional definitions of strength to help women create a more beautiful tomorrow. Our collaboration with Vital Voices gives us access to extraordinary women who have similar values to ours who we will support & develop

Arnaud De-Fontgalland

Arnaud De-Fontgalland Global Vice President, Pond's

Vital Voices invests in women to improve the world. I’m so proud of our partnership with Pond’s which furthers that commitment through a unique program highlighting the strength of leaders who engage others, fundamentally shift culture, and challenge the status quo through their work.

Alyse Nelson

Alyse Nelson President and CEO, Vital Voices

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN WE SUPPORT

Discover some of these extraordinary women's journeys, chart their impact on society and embark on a change-making path of your own.

ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE

ANNE GITHUKU-SHONGWE

SOUTH AFRICA

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Founder, AFROES.
Ignites empathy and positivity amongst African youth through mobile entertainment and education. In a continent where youth have become detached and disillusioned, Anne is opening their eyes to a brighter future by learning to speak their language, eye-level.

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JAMIRA BURLEY

JAMIRA BURLEY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Founder, GenYNot.
Helps break the cycle of gun violence by bringing all parties together to be part of the solution. Where minorities are being systematically and unjustly marginalized, she creates an safe social space to spark solution driven dialogue among youth.

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KIRAN SETHI

KIRAN SETHI

INDIA

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Founder, Riverside School.
Champions alternative education, promoting more open and creative habits amongst growing children. Where young Indians grow up competing among themselves, she fostered a nurturing spirit of curiosity and exploration in their communities.

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SASKIA NINO DE RIVERA

SASKIA NINO DE RIVERA

MEXICO

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Founder, Re-inserta un Mexicano.
Gives prisoners a second chance by believing in them when no one else will. Where 50% of children and prisoners being released go back into the cycle of crime, she works with law enforcers to reform the entire Mexican prison system.

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SAMAR MINALLAH KHAN

SAMAR MINALLAH KHAN

PAKISTAN

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Anthropologist & Film-maker.
Promotes social change and an end to honour killings by working with men not against them. Where harmful traditional practices like forced marriage and dowry are still ripe, she inspires positive stories of men as heroes in women's lives.

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DEVI ASMARANI

DEVI ASMARANI

INDONESIA

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Founder, Magdeline Magazine.
She gives voice to women and minorities through an alternative and progressive online channe. In a country where there's a growing trend of conservatism negatively affected women, she engages people to be more empathetic to women's issues.

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WOMEN FROM OUR VV LEAD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Our ambition is to give today's most inspiring change-makers the strength and support to turn their bold and beautiful visions into real-world change, amplifying their impact to touch up to 1 million women by 2020.

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