Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security share a passion for advancing women globally. They are accomplished, diverse women, and while many have a connection to Georgetown University, many do not. Together, they form a powerful community of women who are immersed in the work of the Institute and do their part to lift up women.
Georgetown Ambassadors give an annual, tax-deductible gift to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Download the Georgetown Ambassadors Brochure (2021) to learn more.
Amplify the important work of the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security.
Georgetown Ambassadors bring the Institute’s cutting-edge research and thought leadership to the broader world of women in business, government and NGO sectors.
In 2021, Georgetown Ambassadors are sponsoring a five-part virtual series to increase the impact of the Institute’s flagship report with the Rockefeller Foundation about the way forward for gender equality, elevate conversation and connect women around the world.
Georgetown Ambassadors work closely with Amb. Melanne Verveer, director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. President Obama nominated Verveer to be the first-ever U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. In that role, she led efforts to fully integrate a gender perspective and women’s participation into U.S. foreign policy. Earlier, Verveer was Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership and served as Assistant to U.S. President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff to the First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Learn from thought leaders about the most pressing issues impacting women—and advance cutting-edge solutions.
During the pandemic, Georgetown Ambassadors gather virtually for intimate conversations with distinguished guests, including former President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the US Roya Rahmani, and HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
When we are able to resume travel, Ambassadors will gather on Georgetown’s campus for a robust program with world-renowned scholars, leading politicians and diplomats, and women peacebuilders to discuss the global state of women.
Georgetown Ambassadors will also join regional gatherings and global events organized by the Institute, from research briefings at NATO to annual Hillary Rodham Clinton awards.
Georgetown Ambassadors can join Impact Travel programs, which enable a first-hand look at the Institute’s research and women’s leadership internationally.
During the pandemic, Georgetown Ambassadors took an innovative “virtual trip” to Rwanda, where women lead the world in parliamentary representation at 61% and have led peacebuilding and economic recovery efforts following the genocide.
We look forward to traveling in-person to Rwanda and visiting the site of Georgetown research on women’s economic empowerment: a Kate Spade manufacturing facility that employs genocide survivors.
Are you ready to amplify the voices of women changemakers?
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