DVF celebrates International Women's Day...Everything you need to know about day 4 of our events.
March 10th, 2018
Rise and shine! This morning, 150 Vital Voices Mentoring Walks took place around the world, from New York to Guatemala, Nigeria to Singapore. Celebrating the power of mentoring, and women’s leadership, the yearly Walks bring together thousands of established and emerging women leaders around the world, with mentors guiding, advising, and supporting their mentees as they walk.
On the High Line in New York, 194 people convened at 8:30am—a gathering of inspiring mentors and mentees, wrapped up against the chilly spring morning wearing our #INCHARGE beanies.
The walk began on 30th street and 10th Avenue, at the north end of the High Line, and with an inspirational speech by Vital Voices founder Alyse Nelson and Diane.
30 minutes later, we arrived at the DVF Meatpacking location, where guests enjoyed coffee and breakfast, and then sat down for a motivational talk with Diane and Ariela Suster, led by Vital Voices president CEO Alyse Nelson. “Everybody is talking about how it’s the year of the woman and how we’ve finally found our voice,” Alyse said, starting the panel off on a strong note. “I’m here to tell you that we’ve had our voice the whole time. People are just starting to take notice.”
And as a survivor who refuses to be a victim, and who has successfully channeled her pain into helping others, she is the true embodiment of what it means to be #INCHARGE.
The ladies were joined on stage by Heineken’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Julie Kinch, a long time partner of Vital Voices, who rightly said, “First steps are not always big and meaningful—they don’t have to be. They can come out of necessity or fear or bravery, they can be big or they can be small, but it all starts with that first step. And what I love about today is that we’re taking those first steps together.”
A powerful summary to our DVF x IWD panels. Meanwhile, the house of DVF remains open until Sunday March 11th at 6pm for customizations, shopping, and more.