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New Voices

The New Voices Initiative celebrates women’s contributions to Lions Clubs International as it welcomes its first female International President. This initiative promotes gender parity by focusing on increasing the number of women in Lions Clubs, as well as closing the gap between men and women in leadership positions.

Why New Voices Matters

The New Voices Initiative offers you the chance to celebrate your contribution toward increasing gender parity within LCI. As we work toward increased gender parity each year, LCI wishes to honor you and the work you’ve done to champion women’s voices.

Are you a New Voice in Membership, Leadership, Service, or Marketing? We want to hear your story.

Submission Step-by-Step

Tell us how you have supported women in your area, and you may just be invited to attend an exclusive seminar with IP Gudrun in Milan!

Step 1: Tell Your Story on Social Media

Post a story of how you have supported women in your area on social media. Use video, photos, and words to describe the ways in which you’ve contributed to one of the following areas – and don’t forget to use the hashtag for your category!

Service

Lions serve. They are ready whenever and however communities need them. New Voices in Service are women in Lions clubs who participate regularly in service projects and the men who help make women more visible in service.

Use hashtag #NewVoicesService to share your story.

Membership

Lions make up the largest service club organization on earth – and they are always looking for more caring people who want to make a difference with them. New Voices in Membership work hard to recruit and retain new female members, welcoming everyone into the Lions.

Use hashtag #NewVoicesMembership to share your story.

Leadership

Lions are global leaders in community and humanitarian service. New Voices in Leadership are influential female leaders and men who support women in leadership roles.

Use hashtag #NewVoicesLeadership to share your story.

Marketing

Lions bring unprecedented reach and compassion to their service. New Voices in Marketing are the women and men who amplify women’s stories.

Use hashtag #NewVoicesMarketing to share your story.

Step 2

Email newvoices@lionsclubs.org. Link us to where you’ve shared your story on social media. If you like, you can also tell us more about your work as a New Voice.

Step 3

Check out other New Voices! We will be featuring the stories of New Voices throughout the year on LionsClubs.org, social media, and Lions magazine. The next story could be you!

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Team Members

These are the members of your New Voices team! They are the New Voices experts in your Constitutional Area, so please do not hesitate to contact them regarding promotion and engagement.

  • Guðrún Björt Yngvadóttir LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
  • Sangeeta Jatia NEW VOICES GLOBAL CHAIRPERSON
  • Joyce Middleton NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Linda Albrecht-Norby
    Linda Albrecht-Norby NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Mary Rynearson
    Mary Rynearson NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Debbie Cantrell
    Debbie Cantrell NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Nicole Héon Lepage NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Debbie Dawson
    Debbie Dawson NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Valerie Clarke
    Valerie Clarke NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Gail Haight
    Gail Haight NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Mónica Segura NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Martha Alava de Lanata
    Martha Alava de Lanata NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Maria de los Angeles Sancho Barquero
    Maria de los Angeles Sancho Barquero NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Selma Regina de Souza Aragão Conceição
    Selma Regina de Souza Aragão Conceição NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Elisabeth Haderer NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Eva Persson
    Eva Persson NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Daniela Holzheimer
    Daniela Holzheimer NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Carla Cifola
    Carla Cifola NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Teresa Mann NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Jeom Soon Kim
    Jeom Soon Kim NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Chizuko Nagasawa
    Chizuko Nagasawa NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Alice Lau
    Alice Lau NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Mei-Yu Tai
    Mei-Yu Tai NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Shyama Silva
    Shyama Silva NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Dr. Suchitra Sudhir
    Dr. Suchitra Sudhir NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Ayesha Malik
    Ayesha Malik NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Elizabeth Halim NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Nurita Hasanah/Itha Saleem
    Nurita Hasanah/Itha Saleem NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Patricia Mills
    Patricia Mills NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Deidre Bridge
    Deidre Bridge NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Gloria Lassey NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA CHAIRPERSON
  • Myriam Lilia Besbes
    Myriam Lilia Besbes NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Geila Wills
    Geila Wills NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Lynda Odu-Okpeseyi
    Lynda Odu-Okpeseyi NEW VOICES CONSTITUTIONAL AREA SPEAKER
  • Karmeisha Boyd
    Karmeisha Boyd LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL STAFF
  • Mindy Marks
    Mindy Marks LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL STAFF

Resources

Webinar

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Symposiums Work, If You Work at Them!

New Voices Webinar – October

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Are You Ready to Serve?

New Voices Webinar – September

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The Role of New Voices Nominees

New Voices Webinar – December

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Webinar

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Gender Sell: Is There Really a Difference?

New Voices Webinar – November

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Webinar

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New Voices: Beyond the Horizon

Welcome to the New Voices Program!

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Catch Them on the Net

A Guide to Social Media Marketing

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Webinar

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The Leadership Confidence Code

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

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Fact Sheet

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Lioness Fact Sheet

Encouraging Lionesses to Become Part of the Lions Family

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Guide

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Symposium Guide

Lions Family and Women Symposium Program Planning Guide

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Guide

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Workshop Guide

Lions Regional Women’s Workshop Planning Guide

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Biography

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Guðrún Björt Yngvadóttir

Lions Clubs International President

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PID Sangeeta Jatia

New Voices Global Chairperson

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Joyce Middleton

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Nicole Héon Lepage

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Mónica Segura

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Elisabeth Haderer

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Teresa Mann

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Elizabeth Halim

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

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Gloria Lassey

New Voices Constitutional Area Chairperson

Upcoming Webinars

Dec

18

SPREADING CHEER: Innovative Projects That are Simple but Make an Impact!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018  |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

Jan

24

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Thursday, January 24, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

Feb

28

The Other Perspective: Men Empowering Women in Leadership

Thursday, February 28, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

Mar

21

Why We Need the Women’s Initiative

Thursday, March 21, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

Apr

18

Stand Up and Stand Out: Market Yourself as a Leader

Thursday, April 18, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

May

23

Prepare for Success: Get Ready to Take a Leadership Role

Thursday, May 23, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT

Jun

21

Beyond the Horizon and Year in Review!

Friday, June 21, 2019 |  9:00AM – 10:00AM CDT