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Join the Women in Public Service Project for a conversation with Major Hegar about her military career and her efforts to advance women's leadership in the military and the security sector overall.

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Mayor Elizabeth Kautz as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the WPSP Director and the Board of Directors on strategy and issues in their individual areas of expertise, in keeping with the goals and initiatives of WPSP. As a member of the Advisory Council, Mayor Kautz  will advise on engaging women leaders in the important decision-making that occurs at the local level.

Behind every statistic, there is a story to tell. The new She is One podcast from the Women in Public Service Project highlights the women leaders driving progress toward gender parity in public service leadership around the world.

In this episode, Baroness Catherine Ashton and Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, both key negotiators in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, discuss the role of women as mediators in each and every aspect of their lives. Baroness Ashton was appointed as the first woman to be a British European Commissioner and became the first woman Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission. Also one of the women pioneers in her field, Ambassador Sherman led the U.S. negotiating team in her role as the first woman Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

In this episode, Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s lead negotiator in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and current Deputy Ambassador to the United States, discusses her career in the federal government, the importance of mentors and the need to promote more women in trade globally. Deputy Ambassador Hillman is one of two women to work on the TPP and the first Canadian woman to negotiate a broad multi-lateral international agreement.

The Honorable Megan Barry of Nashville, Tennessee and the Honorable Libby Schaaf of Oakland, California talked at length about economic development in America’s cities and the importance of inclusion, diversity, and strategies that create jobs while enhancing the quality of life for their citizens. Each panelist tackled tough questions concerning the importance of globalization in our current political climate, how women in leadership is different and necessary, and what they’re doing to combat institutional inequalities