January 11, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:15am
As the Council of Women World Leaders celebrates its 15th anniversary and a move to The Wilson Center, Finnish President Tarja Halonen, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and U.N. Special Representative Margot Wallstrom share their stories for the next generation.
December 08, 2011 // 4:20pm — 5:00pm
This event, co-sponsored by the Council of Women World Leaders, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State, will feature a rough cut pre-screening of "Meena", a feature film based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn's Best-selling novel, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on sex trafficking.
September 30, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Council of Women World Leaders was pleased to welcome Nicole Schwab to launch the Gender Equality Project, a Swiss-based non-profit she co-founded to promote gender equality in corporations. Schwab outlined the trajectory of the project, and the implementation of its Gender Equality Certification for corporations.
June 27, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Council of Women World Leaders was honored to host, in collaboration with the Belgian Embassy, Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde of Belgium for a private luncheon Monday, June 27, 2011 as a part of the Council’s Spotlight on Leadership Series.
The Women in Public Service Project Joins Forces with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Wilson Center becomes the permanent home of the Women in Public Service Project, with Rangita de Silva de Alwis announced as Director of Women's Leadership Initiatives.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the appointment of Rangita de Silva de Alwis as director of its Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI).
Director of the Wilson Center's new Global Women's Leadership Initiative, Rangita del Silva de Alwis joined NPR's The Diane Rehm show to discuss efforts to empower women and change cultural attitudes among men and boys.
In collaboration with the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, the Asian University for Women will host the Women in Public Service Summer Institute from August 1 to August 15, 2012.
The Minister of Women and Children Affairs of Bangladesh, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, opened a three-week long Leadership Institute at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong.
Alma Lama, a member of parliament in Kosovo and a delegate at the Inaugural Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute at Wellesley College, recently drafted and proposed a law to her parliament regarding journalists' rights.