Public Events

WPSP hosted the Public Leadership Education Network's first Daily Diplomacy: A Discussion with Women Ambassadors. During this discussion, women ambassadors spoke about their extensive experience working in the highest positions within the foreign policy sphere. Through this moderated Q&A session, the audience got an inside look into the professional lives, skills, and experiences of some of the most powerful women policymakers in the international field.

The first in a nationwide series of launches, this event marked the introduction of a data driven approach to advancing women’s representation in policy and political leadership. The event included an analysis of the findings from five initial case studies around national level data from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom, as well as a panel discussion with WPSP Data Partners about the data landscape, noticeable gaps in the numbers, and opportunities to leverage this data to drive institutional change toward global gender parity. 

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by violence and conflict, and are often the first to detect insecurity. It is for these same reasons that women leaders are well-positioned to mitigate the impact of insecurity on women and girls, as well as civilians in general, to foster a culture of peace. Women leaders at multiple levels are actively pursuing greater security and stability for the sake of not only women and girls, but also their community as a whole.

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to co-sponsor this event with Brazil's Chief Justice Carmen Lucia, part of an ongoing lecture series on Rule of Law in Brazil from the Wilson Center Brazil Institute and the Washington College of Law at American University.

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 Haleh Esfandiari Forum at the Wilson Center is a series of public events focused on women’s empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This joint initiative by the Middle East Program (MEP) and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) honors Haleh Esfandiari’s commitment to promoting women’s empowerment and her leadership of MEP from its inception in 1998 through 2015.