CORPORATE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

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.

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COUNCIL BENEFITS AND LEVELS
Diamond - $15,000 annually:
  • 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.
  • Premier Benefactor-level table with VIP seating, full-page program ad, and recognition at WFPG’s annual benefit event, its 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.
Platinum - $10,000 annually:
  • 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.
  • Table of 10 at 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 - $5,000 annually:
  • An invitation to one intimate Council dinner for 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 us: Memberships are available for the calendar year or a June – May schedule. WFPG is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 52-1818839). Should you have any questions, please contact Kim Kahnhauser Freeman at [email protected] or (202) 429-2692.

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COUNCIL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Select private dinners, breakfast briefings and intimate discussions for Corporate Advisory Council members with diplomats and officials:
  • 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 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 Author Series events feature authors and prominent journalists. Recent programs have covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, womens leadership, and the Middle East. This series was launched in 2005 with NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

alt Conferences and Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons celebrate and highlight women's leadership 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.

alt Beyond the Headlines events highlight prominent officials and journalists, taking you beyond the headlines and providing context for the key issues shaping foreign policy. The series was launched in 2010 with a luncheon featuring US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke.
alt UN Briefings and Luncheons highlight the UN's progress and challenges. Conferences and programs include briefings from top officials and diplomats and provide a forum for in-depth discussion. Issues addressed have included: climate change, protecting women and children in conflict zones, and peacekeeping.

alt Women Shaping the Global Economy Luncheons highlight the contributions of women in business and government in shaping the global economy. The series was launched in 2010 with Anne Mulcahy, Former Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, and most recently honored Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs.

alt Mentoring Fairs and Internships encourage and promote the next generation of leaders by providing students and young professionals the opportunity to meet with international affairs professionals to discuss career experiences and to learn firsthand what tools are needed to excel in their fields. Annual mentoring fairs are held in Washington, DC and New York City.