Strengthening and Promoting Women’s Leadership in Foreign Policy across borders and generations.

Join the WFPG network to demonstrate your embassy's support of the Women's Foreign Policy Group's mission to promote women's leadership and voices in international affairs. Our unique combination of international issues programming, leadership development, and mentoring provides Diplomatic Council members with frequent opportunities to engage with US policy-makers and influencers, and enhance and expand existing knowledge and networks in this ever-changing environment. Additionally, Diplomatic Council membership provides professional development for your up-and-coming women diplomats.

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 by 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.

Diplomatic Council members agree to host two events per year in partnership with the WFPG.

Event formats can range from intimate networking sessions to panel discussion settings to private meals, and beyond, and will be agreed upon by the embassy and the WFPG.

Diplomatic Council Benefits Include:
  • Opportunities to dramatically expand and strengthen your network across all sectors, from senior US government officials, Members of Congress, business leaders, authors, and journalists.
  • Membership benefit and access for all diplomatic staff in Washington, DC and New York, including complimentary admission, recognition, and reserved seating for embassy representatives to over 25 high-caliber global issues programs. Events include newsmaker briefings with government officials, Author Series, and Beyond the Headlines.
  • VIP invitations for your Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission to WFPG elite programming.
  • 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.
  • 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 foreign policy.
  • Mentoring and professional development opportunities for interns, young professionals, and mid-career diplomats, including access to Young Professional Network.
  • Recognition of the Ambassador as a member of our Diplomatic Honorary Committee and two VIP tickets to the WFPG’s annual benefit in Washington, DC -- its Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon.
Please direct any questions to (202) 429-2692 or email Alexa Chopivsky at [email protected]

Other Ways to Engage:
  • Host an Embassy Series or Council dinner with the ambassador or visiting official
  • Host a program for the WFPG with an outside speaker as part of our Author or Beyond the Headlines series
  • Support WFPG by donating wine for our annual luncheon
  • Join as an individual member

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.
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.
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.