Hello WFPG Community!


Follow along with the Women's Foreign Policy Group's September 2022 Newsletter to see what WFPG is up to this month. We have many exciting upcoming events, job opportunities, and programming for you to enjoy. We'd like to thank you for your continued support of our mission and vision to promote women's leadership in international affairs!


Upcoming Events

Intersectionality in International Affairs

Join us September 14 for a panel on careers in international development. We are pleased to bring together a group of women at various stages of their career in international development. We will gather for an in-person panel and networking where we will explore together career paths in international development.   

The event will be an open-ended discussion with insights from three unique international development professionals, all in various points of their careers.


The Women's Foreign Policy Group is honored to announce our thirteenth annual Celebration of Women Diplomats. Join us on Monday, October 17, for a reception and program to highlight the achievements of women diplomats around the world. This event will be hosted in New York, NY.


*Please note registration is only open to members at this time.


Submit a Blog Post to WFPG Voices!

VOICES is a forum that highlights the expertise of those who make up and support the organization. WFPG members and partners are invited to submit blog posts on international affairs and foreign policy topics, women's leadership, and career advancement.


Interested in submitting a post? Guidelines | Membership

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In Case You Missed It

Our latest VOICES blog post examines the Pentagon's new plan to protect civilians in conflict. Following tragedies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, the Pentagon has identified civilian protection as a "strategic priority as well as a moral imperative.” Read more about it here.

With the change of seasons comes a change of staff here at the WFPG. We would like to take a moment to thank our Summer 2022 Interns, Skye, Ginger, Tiana, and Travis, for all their hard work and dedication. You can read more about their experiences at the WFPG here.

Our August 4 panel with Jessica Stern, Desirée Cormier Smith, and Sara Minkara, moderated by Karine Lepillez, highlighted the need for an intersectional approach to foreign policy. View photos from our Intersectionality in International Affairs panel here

On August 4, the Women's Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on Intersectionality in International Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, with assistance from the Office of Global Women's Issues. Read a blog post recap from the event here.

WFPG Member Highlights

As part of our mission to inspire women in foreign policy and international relations, WFPG aims to spotlight our members in their biggest moments of success. In uplifting the members of our organization, we hope to continually inspire more women to achieve their goals within foreign policy.


This month WFPG is excited to highlight Natalie Liu, an award-winning journalist and member!

Natalie Liu is an award-winning journalist. Her feature story on legendary Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was awarded First Place in Multimedia/Online Journalism at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press (AP) Broadcasters Association contest. Natalie joined VOA in 2002 upon graduation from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (MSFS). In addition to Georgetown, she has studied history, government and literature at The University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Peking University. Prior to VOA, she covered international news for The Washington Times and CBS News. She researches and publishes in both English and Chinese, with an emphasis on diplomacy, geostrategic culture, and democratization. Outside of work, her interests include music, Classical Chinese, calligraphy, and comparative intellectual history. In her youth, Natalie was a competitive martial arts athlete.


What she finds most moving is the solidarity among those persevering for honor and dignity.


If you are interested in learning more about Natalie, please read her full bio here.



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What We're Watching

As part of our mission to amplify the voices of women in foreign policy and to highlight their work, the WFPG shares foreign policy-focused discussions, podcasts and articles by or featuring women. If you have an event or article you'd like us to highlight, email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Events to Check Out

200 Years of Bilateral Relations: The Respective of the U.S. Ambassadors - Wilson Center | September 13, 2022


Metrics and Methods: Assessing Gender Equity in National Security - CNA | September 12, 2022


EDGETalks Webinar with Stephanie Foster - EDGE | September 15, 2022


Young Strategists Forum - The German Marshall Fund | January 27 - February 1, 2022 | Applications Due: October 31, 2022

Books & Articles to Read
Podcasts & Videos to Listen to


Meghan Markle | Archewell Audio


Visual Artist Mona Elkateb Defends Egyptian Women's Rights

Mona Elkateb and Brooke Sherman | Wilson Center

Check out Internship & Job Opportunities

U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission - Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade 


The Foreign Policy Research Institute - Asia Program Research Associate (Entry-Level)


Legislative Correspondent - Office for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet  


Connect With Us

Not a member? Join us today to connect with a network of dynamic women working in global affairs and participate in our timely and substantive conversations throughout the year.

Support like yours is critical to enabling us to continue our work to highlight women leaders and support women at every stage of their careers.