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Women in Public Service - An Introduction

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The range of complex challenges that exist around the world today and into the future require the robust participation of women in public service and political leadership to forge global solutions to improve governance, expand civil rights, and combat corruption. The State Department is working in partnership with five leading women's colleges -- Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley -- to launch a new Women and Public Service initiative to advance women's leadership in politics and governance worldwide. With rich traditions of educating women from around the world to be leaders for over 30 generations, these schools represent the very best of American higher education and a legacy of historic achievement for women. Together the State Department and these colleges will convene a series of global conversations and launch partnerships to ensure that we are educating and training a new generation of women to enter the public sector with the strategic leadership skills, energy, and commitment required to tackle today's global challenges.