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"100 Years - 100 Women"
In March 2011, The International Council was selected to host a special
project for 13 of 100 Women Leaders invited to the US in celebration of the centennial of “International Women’s
The International Council hosted women leaders from Algeria,
Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP
100 WOMEN: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH
NEA Women Political Leaders Delegation
March 7 - 25, 2011
Visitor Exchange Program
“On this International
Women’s Day, let us rededicate ourselves to advancing and protecting the rights of women and girls, and join
together to ensure that no one is left behind in the 21st century.”
U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton, March 8, 2010
The "100 Women"
Empowering Women & Girls
through International Exchanges
To mark the
100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the U.S.
Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched “Empowering Women & Girls
through International Exchanges,” a year-long series of events bringing “100 Women” leaders from 92
countries to the United States. This effort will feature International Visitor Leadership Program’s
exchanges that highlight key foreign policy issues that directly impact on women and girls
The 100 Women Initiative builds on Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power diplomacy,” which embraces the use of a full range of
diplomatic tools - in this case international exchanges - to bring people together and foster greater
understanding among people and cultures.
These 100 Women hail from every region of the globe and
are leaders in academia, business, civil society, government, law enforcement, media, and the private
sector. They have displayed a long-term commitment to
empowering members of their communities, including women and girls.
For three weeks, the 100 Women will participate in a
host of activities from meetings with senior leaders of the United States government to engaging with
local community leaders who work on similar issues in small and large cities across the United
Cities: Bozeman, MT • Chicago, IL • Des Moines, IA
• Indianapolis, IN •
Kansas City, MO Louisville, KY • Manchester, NH
• Minneapolis, MN •
New Orleans, LA • New York, NY Raleigh, NC • San Francisco, CA • Tampa Bay, FL • Washington,