Women’s Leadership in Times of Political Transitions: Some Lessons from Kyrgyzstan

Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, gave a lecture on women's leadership in times of political transitions.

Women’s Participation: The Making of the Tunisian Constitution

On April 25, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI), UN Women, and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Tunisia convened a Regional Strategic Roundtable on “Women’s Participation: The Making of the Tunisian Constitution.”
Opening remarks AUW Institute

Leadership Institute Opens at AUW

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.

Smith College Program - Women's Leadership: Public Service and Global Health

Smith College led a Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) symposium in Paris in October in collaboration with the French Ministry of Women’s Affairs on the topic of global health issues and how women’s leadership can make a difference in this field.

HuffPost Live: Silent No More

Rangita De Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Director of Women in Public Service Project, joined HuffPost Live on February 11 for a conversation hosted by Abby Huntsman with Kim Lee, Anti-Domestic Violence Activist, Feng Yuan, Chinese Activist and Board Member of the Anti-Domestic Violence Network, and Shuang Lin, an Exchange Student at Barnard College.

MENA Women in the Reformist Process: A Retrospective (Spring 2014)

The Middle East Program and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center hosted a two-panel discussion on “MENA Women in the Reformist Process: A Retrospective,” the first of which focused on women’s political participation and the second focusing on economic reforms and social change.

Letter from the Director

It is with great pride and excitement that we introduce to you our first Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) Newsletter. As the newest initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the GWLI was launched at a historic time when the call to women’s leadership has never been more critical.

Updates on GWLI Fall Conferences and Seminars

The fall of 2012 has been an exciting time for the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) at the Wilson Center. Though we are the Wilson Center’s newest initiative, our director and staff inspired by the leadership of Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center have been working tirelessly to advance the goal of empowering women emerging leaders around the world.


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