- About WFPG
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Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit,
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.
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."
"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."
"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."
"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