About the Global Womens Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Initiative promotes 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

Gwen K. Young New Global Women’s Leadership Initiative Director at Wilson Center

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Aug 28, 2015
The Wilson Center announced today that Gwen K. Young is the new Director of the Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative. more
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The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy (Book Launch)

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June 24, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
When Valerie Hudson evaluates the strength of a nation, whether food security, wealth, peacefulness, or quality of governance, she finds one important thread that underlies it all. “One of the most important factors in the determination of these things is in fact the situation, and security, and status of women,” said Hudson at the Wilson Center on June 24. more

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

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May 20, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state. Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights. more

Afghanistan’s Unsung Heroes: Reflections of Afghan Women Leaders and Implications for U.S. Policy

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May 27, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
In Afghanistan, the future of women is highly uncertain. International troops have left the country, and Afghanistan’s new government is exploring the possibility of reconciliation talks with the Taliban. The new book Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders, by Sally L. Kitch, chronicles the stories of two Afghan professional women, Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani, as they navigate both patriarchal culture and international intervention. more
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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

Experts & Staff

  • Gwen Young // Director, Global Women's Leadership Initiative
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Global Women's Leadership Initiative