The Women in Public Service Institute: Peacebuilding and Development is energized by its collaboration with a variety of organizations committed to the goals of the Institute. These partnerships contributed in important ways to the development of a stimulating and interactive Institute designed to draw on the complementary strengths of practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. We are grateful to the following partners who have stepped forward in support of the Institute.
The international department of The American Friends Service Committee is designing an interactive day to introduce linkages between development and peacebuilding practices using evidence based examples.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso) in Philadelphia, will host our Philadelphia-based program Leading for Urban Development and Equality. Cynthia Figueroa, President and CEO of Congreso, will launch the afternoon program with a keynote address focused on leadership for social change in urban environments.
Laptops and software for all Institute delegates are generously provided by Dell. A representative of Dell is also participating as an Institute speaker and trainer on the topic of social media.
Michelle Bekkering, Director of the Women’s Democracy Network at the International Republican Institute, will lead a training on July 15, during Serving in the Public Sphere: Getting There and Governing. The training, to be co-led with a representative of the National Democratic Institute (see below), will cover both campaigning and governing.
On Saturday July 13th, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is generously leading and organizing a tour for our delegates entitled The Many Faces of Philadelphia: Celebrating Diversity and Finding Common Ground.
Susan Markham, Director of Women’s Political Participation at NDI, will lead a training on July 15, during Serving in the Public Sphere: Getting There and Governing. The training, to be co-led with a representative of the International Republican Institute (see above), will cover both campaigning and governing.
The Hess Foundation has generously invited our delegates for an evening of culture at a reception held on Saturday July 13th. We are grateful to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for opening its doors to our Institute participants.
Public Conversations Project will lead a customized day-long dialogue training for delegates, as the opening day of delegate-only activities. The purpose of the training is to enhance appreciation of, and capacity for, dialogue as an important leadership skill.
Inyang Ebong-Harstrup (Bryn Mawr College Class of ’82) Deputy Director of the UNDP is developing a workshop which will explore questions including obstacles to development, partnerships for development, effective leadership strategies, and women’s economic and peace-building agency.
The U.S. Department of State launched the Women in Public Service Project in early 2011, partnering with Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith and Wellesley Colleges.
Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues is helping design a day which will begin with a keynote address by Chang addressing the gender digital divide.
The Woodrow Wilson Center Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) is the home of the Women in Public Service Project. Institute delegates will spend a day in Washington, with panels hosted by Wilson Center’s GWLI.