Corporate Advisory Council

Strengthening and Promoting Women’s Leadership in Foreign Policy and Global Business

WFPG delivers greater visibility for women leaders across all sectors, opportunities for professional development, access to new contacts, and showcases role models for the next generation. Corporate Advisory Council membership is an opportunity not only to enhance your international knowledge and expand your networks, it is an opportunity to provide a corporate benefit to your up-and-coming women leaders.

Washington and New York offer access to countless international organizations like the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, the global diplomatic community, Congress, the Executive branch, and international business leaders. WFPG is exceptionally positioned to offer access to these communities.  Our unique combination of high-level foreign policy programming, personal and business development, and mentoring provides Council members with numerous opportunities to strengthen and expand existing knowledge and networks in this ever-changing environment. Further, WFPG provides a platform to showcase your corporation and its support for current women leaders and the next generation of business and policy leaders. Council Members

COUNCIL BENEFITS AND LEVELS
DIAMOND - $25,000 biannually
  • The opportunity to shape the conversation.  Introduce speakers, suggest program topics, participate on panels, or host a conversation showcasing a prominent women leader from your company or key topic of interest.
  • An opportunity to offer an employee benefit to promising leaders and mid-career managers.
  • Invitations to intimate Council dinners in Washington and New York City for senior-level corporate representatives hosted by ambassadors to the United States and United Nations.
  • A select table of ten with VIP seating, half-page program ad, and recognition at WFPG’s annual benefit event, its Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon at the Patron level.
  • Complimentary tickets to 25 high-caliber foreign policy programs with recognition and reserved seating.
  • Five VIP tickets to WFPG’s Celebrations of Women Diplomats held annually in Washington and New York City to honor women ambassadors to the United States and United Nations, highlighting their contributions to impact foreign policy.
  • Recognition and branding on the WFPG website and in printed materials, offering you a public forum to promote your organization’s commitment to advancing women’s leadership.
  • Opportunities to dramatically expand and strengthen your network across all sectors, hearing from senior government officials, Members of Congress, ambassadors, business leaders, authors and journalists.
PLATINUM - $15,000 biannually
  • Invitations to intimate Council dinners in Washington and New York City for senior-level corporate representatives hosted by ambassadors to the United States and United Nations.
  • An opportunity to offer an employee benefit to promising leaders and mid-career managers.
  • Five tickets to the annual WFPG’s Celebrating Women Leaders’ Luncheon.
  • Complimentary tickets to 25 high-caliber foreign policy programs with recognition and reserved seating.
  • Two VIP tickets to WFPG’s Celebrations of Women Diplomats held annually in Washington and New York City to honor women ambassadors to the United States and United Nations, highlighting their contributions to impact foreign policy.
  • Recognition and branding on the WFPG website and in printed materials, offering you a public forum to promote your organization’s commitment to advancing women’s leadership.
  • Opportunities to dramatically expand and strengthen your network across all sectors, hearing from senior government officials, Members of Congress, ambassadors, business leaders, authors and journalists. 
GOLD - $10,000 biannually
  • An invitation to one intimate Council dinner for a senior-level corporate representative.
  • An opportunity to offer an employee benefit to promising leaders and mid-career managers.
  • Complimentary ticket for one representative to each of our 25 high-caliber foreign policy programs.
  • Two VIP tickets to WFPG’s Celebrations of Women Diplomats held annually in Washington and New York City to honor women ambassadors to the United States and United Nations, highlighting their contributions to impact foreign policy.
  • Recognition and branding on the WFPG website and in printed materials, offering you a public forum to promote your organization’s commitment to advancing women’s leadership.
  • Opportunities to dramatically expand and strengthen your network across all sectors, hearing from senior government officials, Members of Congress, ambassadors, business leaders, authors and journalists.

JOIN THE WFPG
All WFPG Corporate Council Memberships are renewed every two years either on a calendar year or a July to June schedule. Companies may elect to divide the payments over two years. WFPG is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 52-1818839). Should you have any questions, please contact Shaz Akram at [email protected] or (202) 429-2692.

APPLY
A PDF version of the application is also available here.
Information packet  |  Council members

COUNCIL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Council events include small private dinners, breakfast briefings and intimate discussions exclusively for Corporate Advisory Council members. Previous hosts and speakers have included:
  • Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui of Mexico at the Mexican Cultural Center
  • Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter of Sweden at her residence
  • Ambassador David O’Sullivan of the European Union at his residence
  • Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari on US–Qatari Economic Partnerships
  • Briefing on Ukraine and Russia with Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
  • Private discussion on women’s economic empowerment with Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, an activist and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

 

WFPG PROGRAMMING
alt GLOBAL ISSUES PROGRAMS
Frequent, in-depth global issues forums feature women thought leaders and news-makers from government, journalism, diplomacy, and academia. Our programming takes members beyond the headlines and provides context for key global challenges.
altEMBASSY SERIES
Embassy Series events are held at embassies, consulates, and diplomatic residences in Washington and New York and highlight issues pertinent to the host country. This series rotates to cover different regions of the world. Recent events have been hosted by the Ambassadors of the UK, Jordan, and Finland.
alt MENTORING
WFPG believes that providing the next generation of women leaders with the tools to succeed is the key to promoting women’s voices in foreign affairs. The organization provides a forum where women of all ages can broaden their networks, mentor those new to the field, and be mentored by those who have come before them.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WFPG's professional development programming helps support our members at every stage of their careers. Programs include skills-focused and career-specific discussions as well as larger panel discussions and workshops on public speaking, salary negotiation, and virtual networking.