RED THREAD PRODUCTIONS
BANK OF AMERICA – WOMEN IN THE WORLD VIDEO
AS PRODUCED VIDEO TRANSCRIPT
Super: ARIJE AL-AMAD: Jordan - Global Ambassador Program
ARIJE AL-AMAD: As a woman, maybe one of the challenges that we are facing is networking.
Super: JENNIE RIPPS: Elizabeth Street Capital
JENNIE RIPPS: Knowing who I can trust and who I can reach out to, and having good sources,
Super: ABEER D. ABU GHAITH: Palestine- Global Ambassador Program
ABEER D. ABU GHAITH: You need financial resources.
Super: FABIOLA BRUMLEY: Bank of America, Global Ambassador
FABIOLA BRUMLEY: I wish I had had a really good mentor early in my career.
Super: SARIKA GUPTA BHATTACHARYYA: India - Global Ambassador Program
SARIKA GUPTA BHATTACHARYYA: We do not have enough role models whether it’s in India or anywhere else.
SUPER: connecting women to the resources they need
Super: RENA M. DE SISTO: Bank Of America, Global Ambassador
RENA M. DE SISTO: As we developed a mentoring program we were hearing more and more that women wanted networking. They needed access to capital. And so we look for very good partners who are experts in their fields. And connecting with them., putting our assets and our knowledge together with theirs is really the most effective way to work on issues of social and economic challenges.
SUPER: human capital- mentoring and education to empower women leaders.
Super: CHERIE BLAIR, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation
CHERIE BLAIR: Ninety-four percent of our women have felt that the mentor has helped them improve their business.
Super: ALYSE NELSON: President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
ALYSE NELSON: They also open up a whole new universe. A universe of contacts, of support, of wisdom,
Super: ARCHANA SURANA: India - Global Ambassador Program
ARCHANA SURANA: My mentor looked at how I can build my business, how I need to consolidate, telling me that you’ve got to say no at certain places now. You’ve got to learn that too.
Super: TIMBERLY LEIT: Elizabeth Street Capital
TIMBERLY LEIT: To have other people that are going through the same struggles as you, and can tell you how to maneuver when you have a problem, is so important.
SUPER: social capital - investing in our own women leaders, advocacy, and thought leadership
Super: DONNA LANGLEY: Global Ambassador
DONNA LANGLEY: The notion of a company that has such a global reach as Bank of America does, using that reach and using their influence to impact change all around the world and develop women leaders. Doing it with passion, and advocacy, and real commitment.
Super: MELANNE VERVEER: Executive Director, Institute for Women,
Peace and Security-Georgetown University -Founding Partner- Seneca Global Point
MELANNE VERVEER: They use their voice, their presence, in communities. Both at home, and the work that they do overseas. And their business products to raise up women economically. I think that is particularly unique.
SUPER: financial capital - products, loans, and investments that meet women’s needs
Super: JENNIFER PRYCE: President & CEO, Calvert Foundation
JENNIFER PRYCE: Investing in women is one of the most powerful tools there is. Investing in a woman has shown that they invest, then, in their children, and in the community with the success of their business.
Super: TORY BURCH: Founder, Tory Burch Foundation
TORY BURCH: I’m hearing that this is changing their life. To be able to have access to capital, to be able to see, how their business can scale.
Super: ANNE M. FINUCANE, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America
ANNE M. FINUCANE: Leadership doesn’t just happen. Leadership requires education, mentoring, time. It requires investment. And the magic of all of that coming together, it’s explosive.
MELANNE VERVEER: This is the right thing to do. But it is also the smart and the strategic thing to do. Women are an economic force. And if we want to unlock that kind of economic power that can move our economies forward for decades to come, we have to unlock the potential of women.
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Women play a significant role in advancing economic growth within their communities and in the global economy. When women have equitable access to capital and business networks, the entire economy will benefit. That's why we're connecting women to the human, social and financial capital they need for success. It's part of our broader efforts to bring the full capabilities of our entire company, including partnerships with organizations around the world, to help address pressing issues in communities.