This summer, the Women's Foreign Policy Group and Women In International Security have teamed up to host monthly virtual career development events. Throughout these events, participants can build upon important career development skills and connect with professionals in international affairs. So find a quiet corner, grab your laptop and join us for our upcoming programs. Programs are free for WFPG and WIIS members.

Upcoming Events
November 10th | Diplomatic Toolbox: Multilateral Negotiations
Cosponsored with the Robertson Foundation for Government
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we are facing a myriad of global challenges from pandemics and proxy wars to climate change and humanitarian disasters--all of which require cross-border, multilateral solutions. What makes for a successful multilateral negotiation? What role do diplomats play, and what are their responsibilities? How has diplomacy changed during the pandemic? Join us for a conversation with seasoned negotiators and authors Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi of the US, Jimena Leiva-Roesch of Guatemala, and Ye-Min Wu of Singapore as they walk us through their lessons learned. WFPG members are also welcome to apply for our interactive negotiations workshop. Read more

Recent Events
September 30th | Mindful Connections and Virtual Communication
What makes for a compelling and engaging virtual presentation? How can you use your screen time effectively and develop meaningful professional relationships through remote interaction? Join us for a conversation with communications expert Scott Morgan on the do’s and don’t of giving virtual presentations and leading meetings. Read more
May 20th | Virtual Networking and Video Interviews - How Has the Job Hunt Changed?
World Resources Institute Senior Human Resources Manager Clarissa Balatan, Career Coach Alyssa Best, and Deloitte Analyst Nadia Crevecoeur joined WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman for a conversation on how to network and job hunt remotely. The panelists shared best practices for interviews, informational interviews, reaching out through social media, and building and maintaining your network. Read more 
June 16th | Job-Search Toolkit: Interviews, Salary Negotiation, and Getting Your Foot in the Door
Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network Sarah Bruno, Cybersecurity/Technology Business Development Lead for Jaros, Baum & Bolles Min Kyriannis, and JNA Associates President Nancy Lubin joined Women In International Security President Chantal de Jonge Oudraat for a conversation on how to put your best foot forward when searching for a new job and interviewing. The panelist shared tips on how to shine in an interview, negotiate salary, and ease into a new work environment. Read more 
July 16thFederal Service: Navigating Applications and Landing your First Job
Cosponsored with the Robertson Foundation for Government
USAID Senior Women, Peace, and Security Advisor Jennifer Hawkins, Department of Justice Program Analyst Erin McGown, Leadership Council for Women in National Security Executive Director Lindsay Rodman, and the George Washington University’s Elliott School Career Coach Sharon Swabb joined WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman for a conversation on navigating applications and landing a job in Federal Service. The panelists spoke about the different pathways to public service and gave tips on deciphering USAJobs. Read more 

August 10th | Transitions and Taking a Leap: Switching Sectors and Leveraging your Contacts
Program for Mid-Career Professionals

United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office Deputy and Political Director Barrie Freeman, The German Marshall Fund Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs Reta Jo Lewis, Environment360 Programs and Strategic Partnerships Former Director Wanida Lewis, and VIPKid Global Public Policy Head Wenchi Yu joined Women In International Security President Chantal de Jonge Oudraat for a conversation on switching sectors and leveraging contacts. Read more