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The United States now has a record number of women in Congress, while Ethiopia has women leading across three sectors of government. Women are on the rise.

Wilson Center President, Director & CEO Jane Harman will host a conversation with National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova about the future of innovation. This discussion will showcase NSF’s investments in fundamental research, its contributions to innovation and business and highlight Dr. Córdova - an astrophysicist, ground breaking female scientist, agency head, and Washington thought leader.

Shari Duval was desperate for a solution to help her son Brett when he returned from serving in Iraq, suffering from PTSD. She stumbled on a story about a service dog helping a veteran and that story sparked an idea. That idea, to start a service dog agency for veterans, gave Brett new hope. Together, the two formed K9s for Warriors, which pairs veterans with service dogs. 

With the rise of women's movements across the globe and the shift in demographics and politics, what are the best platforms to continue to advance gender equity and women's leadership? Do we need "women's networks" and what are the best practices and outcomes?

On September 20, 2018, Pew Research Center published a report that examines Americans’ views on the state of female leadership in the country today and the obstacles women face. With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterms, these findings become increasingly important as they help us understand the current political landscape.

Many congratulations to our Global Leadership Ambassador Ziauddin Yousafzai on the launch of his book ‘Let Her Fly’!