Pride 2023

“It is absolutely imperative that every human being's freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world." - Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Former Prime Minister of Iceland, first openly gay head of state)

The Women's Foreign Policy Group commemorates Pride 2023. We are grateful to the LGBTQI+ leaders and activists who have paved the path toward equality and inclusivity. We honor those who have suffered and fought for the dignity of all people. There remains significant work to be done, and we support those who continue the global fight for basic human rights and freedom.

At the Women's Foreign Policy Group, we remain committed to promoting the engagement and leadership of women at all levels of policymaking, no matter sexual orientation or gender identity. We engage, amplify, and highlight global women changemakers leading our world forward in international affairs. Check out our social media accounts for our most recent posts featuring distinguished LGBTQI+ women leaders in foreign policy: Jessica Stern, Matcha Phorn-In, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and Alba Rueda.

International Women's Day 2023

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." - Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group in commemorating International Women's Day, in celebration of the social, political, cultural, economic, and other achievements of women around the globe. We give our gratitude to the women who came before us, who laid the path on which we now stand. We extend our most sincere thanks to our valued mentors, mentees, and members who inspire us every day and are building a stronger future for women leaders in international affairs. 

Women's participation in international affairs remains vital towards building a more peaceful and resilient world. Women offer a different perspective because of their unique experiences – they put underserved compelling issues on the global agenda, helping to create a more prosperous world.

Women's participation in key areas provides a multitude of benefits:

  • Peace processes & negotiations – ensures lasting peace agreements
  • Government leadership – decreases human rights abuses and conflict relapse.
  • Economics – boosts productivity and the business bottom line, increases economic diversification, and decreases income inequality.

At the Women's Foreign Policy Group, we remain committed to promoting engagement and leadership of women at all levels of policymaking. We engage, amplify, and highlight global women changemakers who are leading our world forward in international affairs. We facilitate a direct mentor-mentee link between rising stars and real-time role models, with the aim to create win-win professional relationships.

Join us today in our mission to amplify women's voices in international affairs by becoming a member. As a member, you will gain access to our exclusive events, from a conversation with Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and women Nobel Peace Prize laureates on the critical engagement of women in Ukraine’s economic reconstruction; to a celebration of women Ambassadors in Washington DC, featuring the diplomatic corps and other special invited guests; to intimate mentoring sessions with experienced international affairs professionals. If you have any questions about membership, reach out to us at [email protected].

WFPG Welcomes New Executive Director, Alexa Chopivsky

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group is delighted to announce Alexa Chopivsky as its new Executive Director. A proven leader and entrepreneur, Ms. Chopivsky will bring to the role a collaborative leadership style, a deep reach into the global foreign policy community, and enormous energy. She has invaluable experience in all the areas critical to WFPGs’ success and growth: international affairs, high-impact programming, mentoring, and development. Read more about Alexa here.

WFPG Stands with the Women of Iran

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group stands firmly in solidarity with Iranian women fighting for freedom and equality. We are shocked by the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and moved by the bravery of the protesters who endanger their own lives to fight for human rights in Iran. The Mahsa Amini protests are a series of ongoing protests that started on September 16, 2022, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died while in police custody for breaking the country's dress code.

The WFPG considers it of the utmost importance for people across the world to help protect and support Iranian women and their rights in any way they can. Learn how you can support Iranian women.

Read Women in the World

WFPG Women in the World is a weekly collection of international news updates involving women and girls. WFPG members and partners are invited to send in their published news articles to [email protected]. Read this week's update here.

Read our latest VOICES Blog Posts!

WFPG Voices is a global issues forum that amplifies women's voices and highlights the expertise of those who support the organization. WFPG members and partners are invited to contribute blog posts covering foreign policy, women's leadership, environment, career advancement, and more. Read our latest blog posts here.

WFPG in Support of Ukraine

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group stands firmly in solidarity with Ukraine. The WFPG considers it of the utmost importance for the United States and the international community to help protect both Ukrainian sovereignty as well as the well-being of its people. While a precarious time, policymakers must continue to take all necessary steps to uphold our national commitment to support Ukrainian freedom. Learn how you can support Ukraine.

Events and Programming

The WFPG holds events throughout the year in Washington, DC, New York City, and virtually. Some of our programs include but are not limited to: our Beyond the Headlines Series, which aims to provide audience members with insider insight regarding prominent news issues in international affairs; our Embassy Series, which are hosted at embassies, consulates, and diplomatic residents and facilitate conversations regarding foreign policy in the host country; and our Author Series, which features the work of distinguished authors and journalists. Join us at these events and much more to highlight the contributions of women leaders in international affairs.

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Mentoring and Professional Development

Providing the next generation with the tools to succeed is central to promoting women’s leadership in foreign affairs. WFPG provides a forum where women of all ages can broaden their networks, mentor those new to the field, and be mentored by those who have come before them through mentoring forums and 1:1 mentoring programs. WFPG also holds regular skills-focused webinars focused on virtual networking, interviews, salary negotiation, and career transitions.



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