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The Salon Series: Women & Leadership March 11

We had our first Salon Wednesday, in partnership between The Future She Deserves and Women@TheTable, and it was fabulous!

Full house.  60 people for lunch at the US Mission.  Ambassadors from New Zealand, Chile, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Belgium, Denmark, the EU, and DCMs from Canada, Spain, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Sweden.  Directors from ICRC, UNOG, UNHCR, UNECE, WFF, GCERF, IPU and others.  And of course wonderful civil society was present with Florence Tercier from The Oak Foundation, Elisabeth Decrey Warner of Geneva Call,  Antonella Vischer from Womanity……   all sitting at tables named after our brilliant Nobel Prize winners:  Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Tum, Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala Yousafzai, and Gbowee-Karman-Sirleaf, as we drilled down to questions of Women & Leadership.

Here was the note that went out about the Salon ---

The Salon Series: Women & Leadership
The Future She Deserves & Women@TheTable
 Wednesday, 11 March

Dear All,
We were so pleased to have you with us at the Women & Leadership Salon on March 11 and hope you forgive our delay in getting back in touch.  The session was vibrant and a great source of ideas.  The full rapporteur summaries are attached.  There were 3 major themes expressed by all the tables:
1.      Geneva Gender Champions
2.      Geneva Gender Parity Pledge
3.      WiLD (Women in Leadership Development Training)
These great ideas are beginning to take shape and we believe could harness the expertise of International Geneva with its international organizations, NGOs, private sector and academia.  More to come!!!
We know these are just a few of the great ideas that came out of the conversation.  We look forward to working with you to make these important ideas and initiatives a reality.
Best regards,
U.S. Ambassador, Pamela Hamamoto  & Women@TheTable, Caitlin Kraft-Buchman

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