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The Women in Public Service Project

Women in Public Service Project LogoMills College is pleased to participate with leading women's colleges across the country and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). This global initiative, co-founded by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was designed to build a generation of women leaders who will invest in their countries and communities, provide leadership in their governments, and change the way global solutions are forged. WPSP will convene a series of global conversations and launch partnerships to educate and train 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. For more information, visit:

“Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis”

Monday, April 13, 2015
Music Building, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall

Founded in 2011 by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) is focused primarily on training early- to mid-career women from around the world to advance their careers in government and public service as they move their nations forward socially, politically, and economically.  The Project’s goal is to have 50% of public service leadership positions around the world held by women by the year 2050.

Mills is planning a ten-day institute for emerging women leaders from around the world to be held from April 11—April 20, 2015, in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Over 300 applicants applied and 30 delegates have been selected, representing 28 countries. The WPSP Institute at Mills College will focus on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.

Please join us on for the opening day ceremonies and meet the delegates:

9:45am                    Welcome and comments by President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux

10:00am–12:00pm    Farah Pandith, Harvard Institute for Politics and Former Special
                               Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. State Department

Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist

Gemma Bulos, Executive Director, Global Women’s Water Initiative

Daljit Baines, Mills alumna ('99)

Keynote: Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Advocacy, Civil Society, Communications, and of the Resource Mobilization Division at UN Women

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Last Updated: 4/9/15