Upcoming Events

Marie Yovanovitch

Join WFPG either in person or virtually, for an Author Series conversation with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and journalist Linda Douglass. In LESSONS FROM THE EDGE, Yovanovitch offers a riveting inside account of the events leading up to the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump. But her memoir is also a deeply personal story of struggle, patriotic idealism, and a life dedicated to advancing the interests of the American people.

Gina M. Raimondo

WFPG is excited to partner with the Embassy of Canada for a fireside chat with United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and WFPG Board Member and New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller. Register to tune in virtually.

In case you missed it

The Chancellor

In celebration of Women's History Month, WFPG hosted an evening with author Kati Marton to discuss her book The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel. This intimate conversation was moderated by WFPG Board Member Maureen White and co-hosted with the DACOR Bacon Foundation.

Tech-Facilitated GBV

Tech-facilitated violence disproportionately impacts women and girls—especially those who dare to speak up and speak out. On March 30th, WFPG brought together experts to discuss how to better engage the global community—from governments to tech companies—to create a safer space for women and girls.

YP Network

Earlier this month, WFPG welcomed young professional, mid-career and student members for an in-person networking and mentoring happy hour at the DACON Bacon House. Learn more about WFPG's YPN Network!

Taking the pulse: What is the state of the (gender) union? Where are we and what progress are we making on Gender Equality? Read  WFPG VOICES blog post from WFPG Member Ainab Rahman. Interested in submitting a post? Learn more.

WFPG Member Highlights

A mentor and role model for countless women, the WFPG morns the passing of one of history’s giants and reflects on her legacy. Madeleine Albright, who came to this country as a refugee during World War II, rose to become the US's ambassador to the UN and later, the first woman to serve as US secretary of state. In addition to her many contributions to US foreign policy and her life-long commitment to promoting democracy at home and abroad, Albright was also known for convening current and future women leaders. As she was fond of saying, "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

How has Madeleine Albright inspired you? WFPG invites you to share your story of this incredible leader.

"I am honored that I had the chance to know and work with this amazing woman leader...she inspired a generation of women leaders to aim high and to bring others along with them. We are eternally grateful for all she did to encourage, support and lift up women."  - Patricia Ellis, WFPG Co-Founder and President Emeritus shares her remembrances of Madeleine Albright and the WFPG in her VOICES blog post here

"Many of us in the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, myself included, had the great privilege of serving at the U.S. State Department under Secretary Albright’s leadership. Her patriotism was contagious and she made us feel we were doing the most consequential work of our lives. When she first took the stage to address the State Department, she said she was asked what it was like to be the first female Secretary of State, she quipped, “Well, I’ve been a woman for 60 years and have just become secretary of state, so let’s see.” What we saw was a transformative figure take her place on the world stage, determined to integrate the advancement of women into U.S. foreign policy, while helping America, as she put it, 'to stand tall'.”  Theresa Loar, Vice Chair, WFPG Board of Directors

Join WFPG!

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group advances women’s leadership in international affairs and amplifies their voices through substantive global issue discussions and mentoring. WFPG expands the foreign policy dialogue across political divides and generations, to support women at every stage of their careers. WFPG is proud to have expanded its reach and impact, as we transitioned to a virtual environment. Our cutting-edge global issues programs reach a worldwide audience--covering issues such as climate change, artificial intelligence, and COVID diplomacy. WFPG also launched a number of new mentoring initiatives for students, young professionals, and mid-career women. As we return to in-person discussions, WFPG wants to keep its growth momentum. JOIN WFPG!

What We're Watching

As part of our mission to amplify the voices of women in foreign policy and to highlight their work, the WFPG will share foreign policy focused discussions, podcasts and articles by or featuring women. If you have an event or article you'd like us to highlight, email us at [email protected]

Upcoming Events to Check Out

System Shock: Russia’s War and Global Food, Energy, and Mineral Supply Chains
Sharon Burke | Wilson Center | April 13, 2022

Refugee Women’s Inclusion in Peace Agreements and Peacebuilding in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Sandra Tumwesigye, Vernelle FitzPatrick, Megan Corrado | Wilson Center | April 13, 2022

Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Within Trade
Anoush der Boghossian | WITA | April 21, 2022


Articles to Check Out

What Can We Expect from the New South Korean President?
Sue Mi Terry & Kayla Orta | Wilson Center | March 9, 2022

Break the Bias: Breaking Barriers to Women’s Global Health Leadership
Chanel Lee | Wilson Center | March 16, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Geopolitical Implications for Eurasia
Lisel Hintz, Nargis Kassenova, Olesya Vartanyan | CSIS | April 12, 2022


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