ABOUT WFPG

Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit,
educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership,
visibility and participation of women in international affairs.

Since its founding over 20 years ago, WFPG has been committed to promoting women’s leadership and voices in international affairs through our in-depth global issues programming and mentoring activities.

A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.

The organization’s frequent, in-depth global issues programming feature women officials, journalists, authors, academics and other news-makers and highlight their contributions to the field. Our seminars, special events, and conferences take members beyond the headlines and provide context for key global challenges. At our Conferences and Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons, WFPG honors key leaders in international affairs. Speakers have included: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and John Kerry; UN leaders like UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro; US officials including National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Treasury Under Secretary Lael Brainard.

Learn more: Membership | Programs | Mentoring

What people are saying about WFPG

"WFPG has grown to provide a unique forum and network for women in international affairs. Your dedication and hard work are evident in all that it is able to accomplish."

–Madeleine Albright

"I am deeply aware that I am only the latest in a long line of distinguished women leaders to address this Women's Foreign Policy Group... none of those women, and none of us here today, would have had the opportunities we have had, had it not been for the courageous women advocates for equal opportunity who came before us. And it's this tradition that the Women's Foreign Policy Group both embodies and carries forward."

–Condoleeza Rice

"The Women's Foreign Policy Group plays the important role of convener. By bringing together women from the public and private sectors in order to empower women around the world, the WFPG is a player in the world of international affairs."

–Hillary Clinton

"The Women's Foreign Policy Group does a terrific service by showcasing women in leadership. Highlighting the accomplishments of women around the globe serves to encourage future generations to take an active role in international relations and public policy."

–Kay Bailey Hutchison, as Senator (R-TX)

"The Women's Foreign Policy Group is a unique forum for women dedicated to better understanding of foreign policy issues. By promoting a rich exchange of information and shared experiences it has become an in valuable resource for professional women in this critical field."

–Andrea Mitchell, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

"I know that the Women's Foreign Policy Group is one of the premier forums in Washington on international issues, and that it plays an important role in promoting the leadership and participation of women in global affairs. Thus the group's mission is one close to my heart. I know full well the importance of ensuring that women are fully engaged in finding new approaches and solutions to the issues that confront us."

–Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

"It [WFPG] was an organization with which I entered into contact fairly early on in my tenure as Ambassador here, and I immediately understood the importance that it plays in engaging many in Washington with some of the most critical foreign policy issues..."

–H.E. Arturo Sarukhan, as Ambassador of Mexico to the US

"I would like to congratulate WFPG for the good work it is doing. Now in this town, you have a choice. You have quite an assortment of think tanks and lots of groups. And from my point of view, I think the Women's Foreign Policy Group is number one...One of the main reasons for my selecting this group is not the fact that they are gender-sensitive. That is part of it, but not the whole thing. It is the fact that they deal with current issues very efficiently and there are always speakers of the highest rank."

–H.E. Glenda Morean Phillip, as Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the US and Mexico

"To imagine that we will find solutions to the many questions that humanity will face in the 21st century while using only 50 per cent of our collective capacity is absurd. By bringing the expertise, thoughts and perspectives of women leaders to bear on major foreign policy issues, the Women's Foreign Policy Group is doing the world a great service"

–Shashi Tharoor, as UN Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information

"I have enjoyed addressing the Women's Foreign Policy Group. This is a very important forum which is influential in public policy and advocacy, and brings together people from different organizations and disciplines to address current emerging issues."

–Dr. Nafis Sadik, as Special Envoy of the UN, Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Asia