Featured Programs and Events

Join the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project and Africa Program and the Institute for African Women in Law for a conversation on the importance of inclusion on international courts and strategies to achieve equal representation in these institutions.

The Permanent Missions of Canada and Kenya to the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme Gender Equality in Public Administration Global Initiative, the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project, and McKinsey & Company cordially invite you to join a conversation about the data-driven solutions bringing us closer to women’s leadership and gender equality in public institutions around the world. 

Join the Women in Public Service Project for a conversation with Major Hegar about her military career and her efforts to advance women's leadership in the military and the security sector overall.

The Honorable Megan Barry of Nashville, Tennessee and the Honorable Libby Schaaf of Oakland, California talked at length about economic development in America’s cities and the importance of inclusion, diversity, and strategies that create jobs while enhancing the quality of life for their citizens. Each panelist tackled tough questions concerning the importance of globalization in our current political climate, how women in leadership is different and necessary, and what they’re doing to combat institutional inequalities

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Our Secure Future and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security to the Wilson Center for a public panel conversation on the current level of men's engagement in Women, Peace and Security and what steps we can take together to encourage more male allies to join the movement.

The impact of women's voices in decisions-making transcends sectors and industries, and few global leaders have more direct experience with this than President Gurib-Fakim. The first woman to be President of Mauritius and one of only four women presidents in Africa, President Gurib-Fakim is also an internationally acclaimed scientist and dedicated advocate for engaging women and girls in STEM innovation.