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Director Gwen K. Young Comments on the 2016 Forbes Most Powerful Women List

June 13, 2016
Director Gwen K. Young Comments on the 2016 Forbes Most Powerful Women List

Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, discusses the World's Most Powerful Women in 2016 as ranked by Forbes. This year 22 women in politics were on the list with Angela Merkel remaining in the #1 spot for the past six years. Other leading women in public service include Hillary Clinton, Janet Yellen, Christine Lagarde, Aung Sa Suu Kyi, Tsai-ing Wen and US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor among others. 

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Global Women's Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project will accelerate global progress towards women’s equal participation in policy and political leadership to create more dynamic and inclusive institutions that leverage the full potential of the world’s population to change the way global solutions are forged.  Read more