This WPSP summit brought together women in public service leadership positions from the 14 districts in Senegal in order to concretely discuss solutions and breakthroughs to hasten gender parity in public service in Senegal. Through training and networking opportunities, the summit empowered women leaders and equip them to pursue leadership in public service.

Discussions provided a forum for participants to interact and engage with senior experts on a wide range of topics, such as the role of women in constitution making, women and corporate social responsibility, and the role of women in policy making.

The WPSP Workshop showed delegates how to utilize their role in public service to transform their communities by addressing some of the most pressing issues facing women in PNG today. Accordingly, sessions focused on providing delegates with a framework on how to draft legislation that combats gender-based violence as well as how to craft gender-aware legislation

As the United Nations convened its 68th General Assembly to tackle some of humanity’s most intractable problems, we explored key issues facing women today. Barnard College, the Women in Public Service Project, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomed a panel of UN representatives and global leaders for an evening of dialogue and discussion.

The making of the Tunisian Constitution is a critical moment in the history of Tunisia, the Middle East, and the world. As the cradle of the Arab revolutions, all eyes are on Tunisia’s history-making process of constitutional drafting. The Strategic Roundtable took place the day after the release of the third draft of the Tunisian Constitution. The conference offered the first forum for deliberation on this third draft and provided a seminal forum for debate on some of the most pressing issues of the draft.

As former Secretary of State Madeline Albright famously stated, “there is a place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Breaking Barriers – Strategies to Succeed in Public Service will be an opportunity for established female leaders to reach out to those emerging within their fields, and hopefully provide the foundation for a network in Brussels to continuously connect women who can help each other- and ultimately their global community.