alt WFPG's Corporate Advisory Council is open to corporations and firms involved in global affairs and committed to the promotion of women's leadership and engagement in international affairs.

Our unique combination of educational programs on international issues, leadership development and mentoring activities allow Council members to continually enhance their knowledge and contacts in this fast-changing field.

All WFPG memberships are for the calendar year.

  • Private dinners and events at embassies and residences
  • Newsmaker briefings with senior US and foreign government officials
  • Opportunities to connect with government officials, ambassadors, authors and journalists in intimate settings
  • A public forum to showcase the corporation's commitment to advancing women's leadership through participation in WFPG programs and mentoring activities
  • Complimentary tickets for employees to over 30 high-caliber international issues programs and receptions annually
  • Exclusive invitations to Council-only briefings and private events for senior-level corporate representatives
  • Recognition on partners page, newsletter, and online directory
  • Special acknowledgement and reserved seating at events
  • Expansion of your corporation's network of prominent individuals and organizations in the diplomatic, international, think-tank, and media communities
Corporate Advisory Council membership is $8,000 for the calendar year. Should you have any questions about corporate membership or the application process, please contact Kimberly Kahnhauser at or (202) 429-2692.

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Select programs for Corporate Advisory Council members with diplomats and officials:
  • Private dinner discussion hosted by Ambassador David O’Sullivan of the European Union at his residence in 2016
  • Breakfast briefing hosted by Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari on US–Qatari Economic Partnerships in 2015
  • Breakfast briefing on Ukraine and Russia with Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs in 2014
  • Private discussion on women’s economic empowerment with Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, an activist and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, at the Cosmos Club in 2013
  • Breakfast briefing hosted by Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan of Mexico in 2012
  • Breakfast briefing with Ambassador Meera Shankar of India to the US at her residence in 2011
  • State Department briefing and discussion with Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs in 2010
  • Ambassador Claudia Fritsche of Liechtenstein hosted a private cocktail reception at her residence honoring Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick in 2009 and a luncheon with Foreign Minister Rita Kieber-Beck in 2008
  • Ambassador Nabil Fahmy of Egypt hosted a private dinner at his residence for Corporate Advisory Council members on the Egyptian-American relationship and the future of the Middle East
alt Embassy Series events are held at embassies, consulates, and diplomatic residences in Washington, DC and New York, NY and highlight issues pertinent to the host country. This series rotates to cover different regions of the world. Recently we were honored to hear from the ambassadors of Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, and Singapore, as well as the foreign minister of Australia.

alt Author Series events feature authors and prominent journalists. Recent programs have covered US-Russian Relations, Iraq and Afghanistan, women's leadership, and the Middle East. This series was launched in 2005 with NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

alt Conferences and Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons celebrate and highlight women's leadership in international affairs. Speakers have included: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and John Kerry; UN leaders like UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, and Deputy Secretary General Asha-Rose Migiro; US officials including National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Treasury Under Secretary Lael Brainard.

alt Beyond the Headlines events highlight prominent officials and journalists, taking you beyond the headlines and providing context for the key issues shaping foreign policy. The series was launched in 2010 with a luncheon featuring US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke.

alt UN Briefings and Luncheons in New York, NY and Washington, DC highlight the UN's progress, challenges, and opportunities. Conferences and programs include briefings from top officials and diplomats and provide a forum for in-depth discussion. Issues addressed have included: climate change, protecting women and children in conflict zones, and peacekeeping.

alt Women Shaping the Global Economy: In 2010 WFPG launched a series to highlight the achievements and contributions of women in business and the economy at a luncheon on Leading a Global Corporation honoring Anne Mulcahy, former Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, and moderated by ABC's Bianna Golodryga.

alt Mentoring Fairs and Internships encourage and promote the next generation of leaders by providing students and young professionals the opportunity to meet with international affairs professionals to discuss career experiences and to learn firsthand what is needed to excel in their fields. The fairs are held annually in DC and NY.