Public Events

Please join the Women in Public Service Project and publication author Lucina Di Meco for the launch of this unique resource for emerging women leaders and global stakeholders. The first in a multi-city series of launches, the event will include a conversation with women leaders leveraging networks and technology to make a difference at all levels of decision-making around the world. The discussion will highlight the ways in which political networks can help women leaders break barriers and drive change toward global gender parity.

The Women in Public Service Project was pleased to welcome two principal negotiators of the Iran deal to discuss these challenges and opportunities the new administration and global community at large face as US-Iran relations continue to evolve: Baroness Catherine Ashton and Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women in Public Service Project brought together private sector leaders to discuss intersections between sectors on the impact of women in leadership, barriers to women reaching senior positions, and best practices that can be shared across sectors and industries. The event consisted of a panel of individuals who work for global companies, from a variety of industries.

Join the Women in Public Service Project and Plan International USA for a conversation about the impact of women's economic empowerment on global social, economic and political development with experts in the field, moderated by Plan International USA Senior VP for International Programs Ann Hudock.

Minister Al-Qasimi summarized Emirati women’s achievements in areas such as literacy and education. She also described women’s opportunities to demonstrate their successes within different sectors of the workforce as a result of policy and cultural changes in the UAE. On the policy level, the Minister laid out the UAE government’s priorities in ensuring women’s participation on all levels of public life as well as the representation of youth in policy decision-making.

The Women in Public Service Project hosted a conversation with Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow Dr. Joyce Banda, the former President of Malawi and the first woman to hold that office. Over the course of her fellowship, Dr. Banda has written extensively on issues around empowering women leaders in Africa. During the event she presented her white paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Supporting Women Leaders in Africa.”