We launched this video page for women who prefer to speak their story rather than write it. Some of these videos were recorded at international conferences we were fortunate to attend. We invite you to share one of YOUR stories of overcoming the fears, beliefs, or circumstances that once held you back in any way.  We know that your story can encourage and inspire many other women & girls.

We are very grateful to Elisa Gambino of One Productions for her excellent advice and tireless support, and we admire her commitment to the empowerment of women & girls in her personal and professional life.  We also extend many thanks to Scott Hayes of Altera Web and to Michele Bires of Sefcik Productions for their work in first bringing this video page to life.

Your Personal Triumphs

VIDEO: Share YOUR personal triumphs on the path to empowerment, and remind other women and girls that they are not alone.

Why Say It Forward?

VIDEO: YOUR story DOES matter! It matters to you, it matters to us, and it matters to so many other women and girls who will be inspired by what you have to say.

“Women want this care”

VIDEO: Sara Marie Forrest Jaimes, CNM, discussed her commitment to midwifery, to gender-equality, and to helping women have dignified births.

A Global Force of Voices

VIDEO: Julia Wiklander, founder of Girls’ Globe, leads a global network of young women working to raise the voices of women and girls around the world.

“My heart is full”

VIDEO: Joanne Rama tells her courageous story of overcoming racism and family violence while celebrating her role as a midwife.

“We walk side by side” 

VIDEO: Mitra Kadarsih discusses the diversity of Indonesia, and how midwifery embodies inclusive, non-judgmental, women-centered care that empowers women.

“Never give up”

VIDEO: Ava Vosu & Charlotte Toogood, mother and daughter midwives, share their perspective on perseverance, moving forward, and appreciating the inspiring people in our lives.