Karin Olofsdotter is the first woman to serve as Sweden’s ambassador to the United States. She explains how her country has taken its gender equality agenda to the international stage by integrating gender considerations into all aspects of foreign policy decision-making. Find out why Sweden claims the mantle of the “world’s first feminist government” in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


H.E. Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter is Ambassador of Sweden to the United States.  Previously she was Sweden’s Director-General for Trade Policy. She was also previously head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ Department for Promotion of Sweden, Trade and CSR, Ambassador in Budapest. She has also served at the Embassy in Washington and Moscow, at the Mission of Sweden to NATO and the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels.


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.