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DC | Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheon
Thursday, December 08, 2022, 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
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WFPG’s Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheons are held annually in Washington, DC to highlight the achievements of some of the most prominent policy-makers and thought leaders shaping the world today. Honorees are recognized for their extraordinary leadership in foreign affairs and national security, as well as for their roles as trailblazers and role models for aspiring women leaders. Speakers have included key US officials including secretaries of state, top national security leaders, and senators, as well as heads of UN agencies.WFPG is pleased to announce that this year's Celebrating Women Leaders Luncheon will feature a conversation with Ambassador Katherine Tai, the 19th United States Trade Representative. The conversation will be moderated by Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times Washington Bureau Chief.

Sponsorship and ticket details can be found below.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM - Reception
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch and Conversation with USTR Ambassador Tai
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Networking

Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Registration is now closed. 
Please contact [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist.

In conversation with:

Ambassador Katherine Tai was sworn in as the 19th United States Trade Representative on March 18, 2021. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Ambassador Tai is the principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on U.S. trade policy.
Prior to her unanimous Senate confirmation, Ambassador Tai spent most of her career in public service focusing on international economic diplomacy, monitoring, and enforcement. She previously served as Chief Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Ways and Means Committee in the United States Congress. In this capacity, Ambassador Tai played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. trade law, negotiations strategies, and bilateral and multilateral agreements, including the recently re-negotiated United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Ambassador Tai is an experienced World Trade Organization (WTO) litigator. She previously developed and tried cases for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, eventually becoming the Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement. Before transitioning to federal service, she practiced law in the private sector, clerked for district judges, and taught English in Guangzhou, China.
Ambassador Tai earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She is fluent in Mandarin.

Moderated by:

Elisabeth Bumiller is Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times. Previously she was The Times' Washington Editor and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. Before that she covered the Pentagon, the White House, John McCain's 2008 campaign and New York's City Hall for The Times. She also worked for The Washington Post in Washington, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York. In 2006 and 2007, Bumiller was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. She has published three books, the most recent of which was Condoleezza Rice: An American Life. @BumillerNYT

 Diplomatic Honorary Committee

Ambassador Floreta Faber, Embassy of Albania 
Ambassador Lilit Makunts, Embassy of Armenia
Ambassador Christina Lassen, Embassy of Denmark
Ambassador Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Embassy of Luxembourg
Ambassador Hanan Tajouri Bessassi, Embassy of Tunisia
Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou, Embassy of Greece
Ambassador Emily Haber, Embassy of Germany 
Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, Embassy of Sweden
Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce, Embassy of the United Kingdom
Ambassador Geraldine Byrne-Nason, Embassy of Ireland
Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Embassy of Italy

Sponsorship Opportunities
Benefactor - $25,000
Includes 10 tickets with VIP seating and 1 at the head table, full page program book ad, and recognition in the program book, at the event, and on our website

Patron - $10,000
Includes 10 tickets with VIP seating, half page program book ad, and recognition in the program book, at the event, and on our website

Sponsor - $5,000
Includes 10 tickets, quarter page program book ad, and recognition in the program book and at the event

Supporter - $2,500
Includes 5 tickets and recognition in the program book

Partner - $1,000
Includes 2 tickets and 1 Future Leader Ticket and recognition in the program book

Individual Tickets
Members - $275
Nonmembers - $325
Ticket & Membership - $425
Student, Young Professional, Academic Circle Members - $75

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