In this issue: a new year for global gender parity; program highlights from Washington to Geneva; new content tells the stories of women leaders; trending news in women's leadership; upcoming event


On Monday, March 20, WPSP Director Gwen K. Young and Director and Chief of Profession at the UNDP Governance and Peacebuilding Bureau Patrick Keuleers signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a data partnership between the two organizations. 

By collecting, analyzing, and disseminating sex-disaggregated data that previously did not exist, the UNDP and WPSP will highlight challenges and best practices in achieving gender parity in public administration, particularly at decision-making levels.

On International Women’s Day 2017, Global Women’s Leadership and Women in Public Service Project Director, Gwen Young explains the national protest called, “A Day Without a Woman.”

Simply framing the challenge through gender disaggregation doesn’t tell the whole story. We need to better understand where women stand in global decision-making positons: do they hold the top positions of leadership? How much real influence do they have? 

On February 22, 2017, the Women in Public Service Project and the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a discussion with the Women’s Congressional Staff Association on Capitol Hill