WFPG is a key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, bringing together participants from across disciplines and linking women domestically and internationally, as well as supporting the next generation of leaders. Join us in highlighting the voices and contributions of women at our in-depth global issues programs throughout the year.
Beyond the Headlines
These 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.
Embassy 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.
Author Series
Our Author Series features 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.
State Department Briefings
Our State Department Series highlights senior-level officials, who give our members and guests unique insight into US foreign policy making. Bureaus represented in recent programs include: Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, International Organizations, and Population, Refugees and Migration.
UN Briefings and Luncheons
These programs 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.
Celebrating Women Diplomats
In 2006 WFPG held its first Celebration of Women Diplomats to honor women ambassadors to the US, UN permanent representatives, and consuls general and highlight their contributions to foreign policy and their own countries. WFPG now holds annual receptions and programs in DC and NY.
Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons
WFPG benefit luncheons honor key women leaders in international affairs. Speakers have included secretaries of state, foreign ministers, heads of state, and UN leaders. Speakers have included: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Michelle Bachelet, Helen Clark, and Susan Rice.
Women Shaping the Global Economy Luncheons
This series highlights 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.
Mentoring Forums
WFPG's Mentoring Forums 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 forums are held in Washington, DC and New York City.
Young Professional Network
WFPG's YP Network is a member-led DC-based member discussion group. The Network holds monthly roundtable Career Chats with members and experts on their career paths, work, and their experiences in the field. The Network also holds networking happy hours and roundtable discussions.
Build Your Career
WFPG hosts numerous career events throughout the year, from our annual NGO and Government career fair and forum co-sponsored with GWU, NYU and UPenn, to smaller panels and career specific discussion sessions.
Brown Bag Luncheons & Roundtables
As a part of WFPG's mission statement to encourage and promote the next generation of leaders, brown bag luncheons and roundtables provide free or low-cost programming accessible to a wider audience.