Hillary Clinton to Honor HRH The Countess of Wessex, the First Lady of Ukraine, Nobel Prize Winner, and Ukrainian Women Leaders at Georgetown University


WHAT: The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and HRH The Countess of Wessex will be among five women who will receive the 2022 Hillary Rodham Clinton awards. The awards are bestowed annually by Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) for exceptional leadership in promoting women’s rights and creating a more peaceful and secure world for all. 


  • Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine
  • HRH The Countess of Wessex
  • Kateryna Levchenko, Commissioner for Gender Equality, Government of Ukraine
  • Natalia Karbowska, Director on Strategic Development, Ukrainian Women’s Fund
  • Oleksandra Matviychuk, Human rights activist and Chair, Center for Civil Liberties– recipient of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize



  • Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Founding Chair, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security


WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2022

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


WHERE: In Person:

Gaston Hall on the third floor of the Healy Hall building

Georgetown University 

37th & O Streets NW, Washington DC


Event will also be livestreamed on the GIWPS Facebook page


RSVP:  Media who are interested in attending in person must RSVP by emailing media@georgetown.edu. Please indicate if you are requesting a camera position. A livestream of the event will be available.


Following the program, speakers will answer questions from Georgetown students. The questions period is reserved for members of the Georgetown community only.


Visitors to Georgetown’s campus must abide by the university’s public health measures. Once confirmed you will be required to upload your COVID-19 vaccine documentation, electronically, before visiting the Georgetown University campus.




About the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security

Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at giwps.georgetown.edu and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @giwps and Instagram @georgetown_wps.


About Georgetown University

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