WFPG highlights women leaders and policy-makers and their contributions at our substantive international issues programming. Our seminars, special events, conferences, and benefit luncheons take you beyond the headlines and provide context for key global challenges. Recent events have covered US-Russian relations, conflict and terrorism, the role of the United Nations, sectarianism in the Middle East, and women's leadership in Africa.

The organization also holds mentoring events to encourage and support the next generation of leaders. WFPG Mentoring Fairs provide 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.

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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, women's 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.