President & CEO, Rising Talent 2009
Vital Voices Global Partnership
Alyse Nelson is president & CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. A cofounder of Vital Voices, Alyse has worked for the organization for over 20 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Under her leadership, Vital Voices has expanded its reach to serve over 18,000 women leaders in 182 countries. Newsweek Magazine named Alyse one of the 150 Women Shaking the World, Fortune Magazine featured her as one of the 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter, Apolitical named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Global Gender Policy, and has been honored with awards such as Foreign Policy’s Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award.