About the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) serves the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), which moved to the Wilson Center from the State Department in June, 2012. The Initiative will promote networks among women leaders, mentoring, and training of emerging women leaders, in support of the goal of 50% female public servants by 2050.

The Latest from the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

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May 05, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar. more

WPSP Institute at Mills College: Women, Water, and the World

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April 11, 2015 // 9:00amApril 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
The WPSP Institute at Mills College focused on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants were drawn from around the globe with an emphasis on working to re-build their communities, expanding their public service orientation, and promoting sustainable economic livelihoods. How women use water, share knowledge, and promote sound management and conservation of water are key issues for our planet’s future and critical issues for women in public service. more

International Women's Day: Empowering Women in Uganda

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Mar 07, 2015
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and to reflect on the barriers that women have overcome economically, politically, and socially. It is a time when women around the world come together to share stories of empowerment and to encourage others that change is possible. The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute currently taking place in Uganda embodies the definition and the spirit of International Women’s Day. It signifies women working together to achieve parity and demonstrating their dedication to empowering a future generation of women leaders in public service. more

Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US

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March 05, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED** more

30% Rule in Ireland: From Theory to Practice

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Feb 19, 2015
It seems that Ireland’s major political parties are facing some difficulty adhering to the gender quota legislation imposed by the Irish government. more

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