The U.S. Department of State has partnered with the Seven Sisters Colleges of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley on the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) to provide vital momentum to the young women leaders, who will invest in their countries and communities, provide leadership for their governments and societies, and help change the way global solutions are developed. Vital Voices is honored to follow the lead of these partners to supplement these important goals, and to support the next generation of women leaders around the world.
At today’s WPSP colloquium, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a call to action — challenges facing our world today require the robust participation of women in public service and political leadership to forge global solutions to improve governance, expand civil rights and combat corruption. “We are excited to see the benefits that will come when more women decide to serve their country,” she said.
Vital Voices is answering that call with a strategic investment in improving women’s participation in political and public life. Over the next five years, Vital Voices will design and implement programs that increase the number of women in leadership and decision-making in public life; strengthen the decision-making power and effectiveness of women political leaders and policy advocates; and increase public awareness and attitudinal change regarding the value of women’s leadership and participation in political and public life. Read more