Sept. 25, 2013
, ANN INC.'s President and CEO, and
, one of the 2012 ANNpower Fellows and 2013 Project Grant Winner were in
New York City
to speak at the Clinton Global initiative 2013 Annual Meeting. They spoke at one of the commitment sessions called LESSONS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP specifically on: "ANNpower: The Next Generation of Women Leaders."
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About the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative
The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative is a groundbreaking partnership between ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership to empower young women from across the U.S. with the leadership skills they need to affect global progress, invest in their communities and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders. ANN INC. has committed to invest more than
over a four-year period in the ANNpower Initiative through its ANN Cares charitable platform. The ANNpower Initiative aims to provide leadership skills and mentorship to 50 ANNpower Fellows annually and is designed to positively impact more than 5,500 members of their collective communities throughout the country each year.
As part of the Initiative, the ANNpower Advisory Council was announced at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative as a "Commitment to Action" and is comprised of influential women in media, business, and entertainment who have displayed exceptional leadership. Members of the Council review, score, and recommend outstanding grant proposals as well as serve as mentors to the Fellows and ambassadors of the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative to the public. The Council continues to be developed and currently includes award-winning actress
("Once Upon a Time," "House"),
, Editor-in-Chief of
, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather,
, President and CEO of ANN INC., and
, President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Visit
for more information.
About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President
, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at
CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in
the United States
, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in
and around the world. For more information, visit
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