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Career Pathways: Nonprofits
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Join us on March 28th at 3:30 pm to learn more about fellowship and scholarship opportunities in international affairs!

Are you struggling to set yourself apart from other applicants, unable to move up in your department, or don’t know how to begin your career? Join WFPG for Career Pathways! These member-exclusive monthly online events feature women leaders in a variety of international affairs fields to help answer your questions. Each month, WFPG will feature a new group of speakers to talk about their chosen career paths, how they got there, and any advice they have for someone interested in the industry. Whether you are a student with a heavy workload, a young professional navigating your new life, or an experienced employee who wants to revamp their resume, Career Pathways is the resource for you. Potential Career Pathway topics include foreign service, human rights, international development, journalism, public health, and more! Please join us each month at 3:30 PM to meet these impressive mentors and transform your career.

With a network of over 21,000 individuals, the WFPG has unparalleled connections in all foreign affairs fields. Whether you aim to work with non-profit organizations, the public sector, or private companies, there will be a Career Pathway that fits your goals. As women, it is essential to have others who uplift you in these fields, and WFPG’s Career Pathways are the beginning of finding the right mentor for you. Our mentors strive to help the next generation of women leaders succeed. Career Pathways are open to all WFPG members and we encourage our Student and Young Professionals Members to join.

Interested in attending Career Pathways, but not a member? No problem! We have a variety of different membership levels to fit your needs. As a WFPG member, not only are you invited to attend Career Pathways, but you also receive complimentary admission to all other in-person and virtual professional development and mentoring programs, such as our Mentor Minutes. Additionally, you will gain access to exclusive member experiences and opportunities.

WFPG Student and Young Professional membership is $60. Other membership types are available here.
Memberships are valid for one full year.

A conversation with:
Jennifer Clinton, President and CEO, Cultural Vistas
Emily Perkins, Executive Director, The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS)
Indigo Stegner, Senior Coordinator, Meridian International Center

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 3:30 PM ET

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


Jennifer Clinton is a dedicated leader with a demonstrated commitment to international education and business, driven by her passion for fostering connections between diverse cultures, individuals, and ideas. Known for stewarding organizational transformations, she specializes in implementing and managing bold initiatives that unlock the full potential of both individuals and nonprofits. As the President & CEO of Cultural Vistas, she leads a team of 80+ members who are trusted partners in immersive exchange experiences. During her tenure, Jennifer has helped Cultural Vistas strengthen its global program portfolio, clarify programmatic learning outcomes, standardize monitoring and evaluation processes, and diversify participant populations and destination countries. Jennifer prioritizes fostering an inclusive, transparent, people-centric culture. She has forged new partnerships, refined the organization’s value proposition, and increased philanthropic support through robust board development and engagement strategies. Prior to her role at Cultural Vistas, Jennifer served as the President and CEO of Global Ties U.S., where she led a global network of 120 community-based organizations serving 40,000 volunteers who implement public diplomacy programs in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State. Jennifer has held significant leadership positions including with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Telecommunications Industry Association, and the International Development Finance Corporation. Jennifer serves on the boards of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, the Alliance for International Exchange, and the Global Chamber of DC/MD. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, a Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Marquette University. Originally from outside Detroit, Jennifer resides in Maryland with her husband and son.   

Emily Perkins is the Executive Director of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC focused on advancing gender parity in U.S. national security leadership. Previously, Perkins served as Vice President of Development at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies where she helped “America’s Black think tank” create a multi-year development strategy and establish operational best practices across the organization. Her twenty-year career spans international program management, fundraising, and external relations. Perkins spent eight years at the Brookings Institution where she led fundraising strategy and operations for teams whose issues ranged from foreign policy to domestic political institutions. She has also held program management and business development roles in the private sector.Perkins earned a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an LL.M. from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies.

Indigo Stegner serves the Senior Program Coordinator for Trainings & Development at Meridian International's Center for Corporate Diplomacy. Since joining Meridian at the beginning of 2022, she has implemented and designed cultural exchange programs and trainings funded by the U.S. Department of State, Fortune 500 Companies, and other U.S. Government agencies.Indigo graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs, concentrating in Conflict Resolution and minoring in Spanish and Cross-Cultural Communication. At GW, Indigo was a part of the GW Global Bachelor’s Program and studied abroad at the Queen’s University of Belfast. Prior to joining Meridian, she worked at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group as a Research Assistant and Programs Intern. While at WFPG, her work focused on program logistics, design, and engaging with the Generation Equality Forum. Indigo also interned in the office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) as a Legislative Intern, focusing on education policy.

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