Last Tuesday, April 12th, I was thrilled to attend the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards gala with OEP DC Alum, Kara van Stralen. Special thanks to OEP alum Nina Blackwell of Yahoo!, who participated in our Silicon Valley Thought Leadership Greenhouse, for the tickets to such a prestigious event.
It started off with an incredibly inspiring awards ceremony featuring distinguished presenters like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, actress Sally Field, and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg celebrating the work of global women leaders from Cameroon to Afghanistan. Afterwards, we attended a dinner reception where we hob-knobbed with Wolf Blitzer (Kara recently worked at CNN), OEP DC alum Angie Peltzer, and one of the awardees, Sunitha Krishnan of India. All in all, Kara and I both felt like VIPs and were excited to represent The OpEd Project at such a high-profile event. We’re marking our calendars for next year!
–Alyssa Best, East Coast Program Manager