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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Women in Public Service Project Garner Significant Media Attention for College

Posted July 25, 2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote address at the 2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute garnered a good deal of media attention for the College. The speech was covered by all the major Philadelphia television networks. For an example of the coverage see this piece by WPVI (ABC): Hillary Clinton, in Bryn Mawr, Urges Women to […]

Bryn Mawr College Community Comes Together to Host 2013 WPSP Institute

Posted July 25, 2013

In hosting the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute 2013, Bryn Mawr College drew on members from every part of its community – faculty, staff, students, and alumnae – to make the gathering a memorable and invaluable experience for the 43 delegates who participated in the Institute. Planning for the Institute began more than […]

Delegates Join the Women in Public Service Project Network as 2013 Institute Comes to Close

Posted July 25, 2013
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“Know that you are not leaving alone. You are all now traveling together. You are leaving here with a network,” former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer told the 43 delegates attending The Women in Public Service Project Institute 2013: Peacebuilding and Development in her closing remarks for the Institute last Friday. Verveer, […]

Prominent Speakers Confirmed for Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College

Posted April 11, 2013
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Several prominent speakers have been confirmed for The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College happening this summer. Confirmed speakers include Alice Rivlin ’52, founding director, Congressional Budget Office; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, Women’s World Banking, and Angela Kane ’70, high representative for disarmament affairs, United Nations. The Institute is a […]

Bryn Mawr to Host WPSP Summer Institute, Registration Now Open

Posted December 6, 2012

The application process for the Women in Public Service Program Summer Institute, held July 7-19 at Bryn Mawr College, is now open. This two-week  program is organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by the College, the U.S. State Department, and the Wilson Center as part of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). One of […]

Remarks by Yashaswini Singh ’13 at Women in Public Service Project Conference Now Online

Posted September 27, 2012
Student participants, from left to right: Kristie Hernandez, Scripps College; Dahna Black, Smith College; Yashaswini Singh, Bryn Mawr College; Olivia Low, Barnard College; Natalia Alvarez Diaz, Mount Holyoke College; Melda Salhab, Wellesley College; Ava Anderson, Mills College; and Claudia Garcia, Mount St. Mary

Singh spoke about the importance of equal access to economic resources for women around the world and was one of eight students from women’s colleges across the country to speak on the panel, which was held at Barnard College.

Yashaswini Singh ’13 Speaks at Women in Public Service Project Conference

Posted September 20, 2012
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Yashaswini Singh ’13 will be speaking at “A Global Conversation: Women Leaders Responding to the United Nations General Assembly,” hosted by the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and the U.N. General Assembly. On Monday, Sept. 24, the conference can be seen streaming live beginning at 6:20 p.m. EST. Singh will speak about the importance of […]

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Explores Collaborative Opportunities in Asia

Posted July 17, 2012
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Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe recently traveled to Asia to meet with officials at a number of colleges and universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration and to take part in the 2012 Women’s Education Worldwide Conference at Nanjing University’s Ginling College in China. At Ewha Woman’s University in Korea, McAuliffe and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim […]

A List of Books, Videos, and More Inspired by the Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 21, 2012
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Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Sarah Theobald ’12 attended the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute. In the below post, she writes about books, videos, and more, inspired by her experience. As a recent college graduate, I have been spending a lot of time searching for a job. However, not all waking […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Addresses Delegates at the Women in Public Service Summer Institute

Posted June 12, 2012

Bryn Mawr Now guest blogger Sarah Theobald ’12 is attending the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute. She sent back this report on the opening remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On June 11th, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the forty-nine delegates to the first annual Women in Public Service […]

Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Take Part in Women in Public Service Project Summer Institute

Posted June 7, 2012
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UPDATED JUNE 8: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give opening remarks at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, June 11. Watch streaming video of the speech here. The inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute begins next week at Wellesley College. Bryn Mawr College is a founding partner of the WPSP […]

Women’s Self-Confidence: The Obstacle to Achieving Gender Equity in Public Service?

Posted January 9, 2012

During the colloquium’s second panel discussion, Vice Admiral Carol Pottinger spoke about her struggle with self-confidence early on in her career and marked this issue as a great challenge to her ability to succeed as a young woman. Once Pottinger gave voice to this issue, her fellow panelists and later speakers echoed her story. Women’s self-confidence, or lack thereof, became a dominant point of discussion at the colloquium.

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Reflect on WPSP Colloquium

Posted January 9, 2012

Countless outstanding and inspirational female public servants were in attendance at the Women in Public Service Project’s colloquium on December 15th, many of whom are graduates of the sister colleges: Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard, and Mount Holyoke. I was lucky to be able to speak and correspond with Bryn Mawr alumnae Inyang Ebong-Harstrup ’82 and Amanda Glendinning ’05 about their impressions and thoughts regarding the content of the colloquium.

Women in Public Service Project Launches With D.C. Colloquium Featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Posted December 20, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and students attending the Women in Public Service Project Colloquium. Clinton is flanked by Bryn Mawr students Meheret Shumet (left) and Jomaira Salas and Isel Otero-Vera (right)

Many of the world’s most influential leaders—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Legarde—gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a colloquium that marked the official launch of The Women in Public Service Project, a joint initiative founded by the State Department and the Sister Schools (Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley). Read more »

Women in Public Service Project: Why the Sister Colleges?

Posted December 20, 2011

Why are the remaining Seven Sisters women’s colleges the right institutions for the State Department to collaborate with on the Women in Public Service Project? Aside from the obvious answer that the student bodies at these institutions are largely female, there is something more to why Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Smith, Barnard and Mt. Holyoke colleges were chosen to carry out the project’s vision of “a world in which political and civic leadership is at least 50 percent female by 2050.”

Top Five Pieces of Advice Given to Young Women at the Women in Public Service Colloquium

Posted December 20, 2011

Much of the Women in Public Service Project’s Colloquium was focused on identifying and discussing strategies that will better enable young women to climb to positions of influence in public service. Conference speakers offered a great deal of advice to young women in the audience. Here are the five recommendations guest blogger Sara Alcid heard repeated most opften.

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
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A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Career Opportunities for Bi-Co Students Abound This Winter Break

Posted December 15, 2011

“Finding a mentor is invaluable for young women to succeed,” said Valerie Jarrett, the Obama administration’s senior adviser and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, at the Women in Public Service Project‘s  inaugural colloquium on Thursday, Dec. 15. The WPSP’s goal is to increase women’s representation among leaders in the public […]

BMC President McAuliffe Pens Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog Entry on Women in Public Service Project

Posted December 15, 2011
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As the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters Colleges host the inaugural colloquium of the Women in Public Service Project, a post by Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe in The Chronicle of Higher Education explains why an initiative that aims to prepare women for leadership roles in government and public service around the world […]

Dec. 15 Women in Public Service Colloquium to be Streamed Online and Simulcast at Campus Center

Posted December 8, 2011
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On Thursday, Dec. 15, Bryn Mawr College will join other top U.S. women’s colleges and leaders from throughout the world for the inaugural colloquium of The Women in Public Service Project (TWPSP).  The colloquium will highlight the urgent need for women in public service and the resources they need to attain positions of leadership. TWPSP […]