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Virtual | Mentor Minutes: Bonnie Carroll
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Are you just starting out a career in international affairs? Are you exploring different pathways but unsure how to get there or are you looking for tips and tricks on how to land your dream job? Join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group for our monthly Mentor Minutes! On every last Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm EST, WFPG Members will get a chance to speak to an experienced mentor in international affairs in a small-group setting. These intimate conversations will allow Members to interact with women leaders across various sectors.

WFPG believes that mentorship is crucial for the next generation of women leaders to develop confidence and discover the tools they need to succeed. Mentor Minutes are a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to broaden their network among mentors and colleagues alike in a small-group setting. Members will gain insight on upcoming career decisions, learn more about tailoring applications to particular organizations and sectors, and hear directly from those in the field who have unparalleled experience to share.

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A conversation with:
Bonnie Carroll, Founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Thursday, May 18th, 2023 | 3:30 PM ET

Virtual Event - Attendees will receive the Zoom link once they have completed the registration form.

Bonnie Carroll founded the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the American nongovernmental organization providing care to the families of military and conflict deceased. The surviving spouse of Army Brigadier General Tom Carroll, Ms. Carroll also served in the military, retiring as a Major in the USAFR. In her earlier civilian career, she served three Presidents in the White House in senior policy positions; lobbied on Defense and Aerospace issues; and was posted in Baghdad, Iraq as the Deputy Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Communications in '03-'04. She has traveled extensively to countries of conflict mentoring programs to empower bereaved survivors. In 2015, the US Department of State asked TAPS to mentor the creation of an organization in Ukraine to care for the families of their fallen, and today, TAPS Ukraine is a major national program across Ukraine offering psychosocial support and resources. Ms. Carroll has published research on "Turning War Grief Into Positive Peace" which has been presented at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. In 2015, Ms. Carroll was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, the highest US civilian recognition.

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