In collaboration with the State Department, Mount Holyoke and the Sister Colleges are advancing women’s leadership through the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The global initiative was launched at a colloquium in Washington, DC in December 2011 that brought together women leaders and dignitaries from around the world. A group of Mount Holyoke College students and alumnae were on the guest list for that high-profile event hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Twenty-five Mount Holyoke College students traveled to Washington, DC for the launch of the Women in Public Service Project, a global initiative developed by the State Department in partnership with the Sister Colleges. The day-long colloquium offered students a big dose of inspiration, along with remarkable networking opportunities and surprising revelations about career paths.
At the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) kickoff colloquium on December 15, 2011, Mount Holyoke College students gathered with dignitaries from around the world for a historic discussion about preparing a new generation of women for leadership in the public sector and politics.
Student Chiedza Mufunde '12 joined Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey '59, activist Gloria Steinem, and other public service leaders for a panel discussion during the Women in Public Service Project launch on December 15, 2011 at the State Department.
MHC students discuss their reactions to receiving an invitation from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Women in Public Service Project launch in Washington, DC, as well as their expectations for the event.
Student Claire Boyd '12 had the honor of introducing Ambassador Melanne Verveer during the afternoon program in the Kennedy Center at the Women in Public Service Project launch.