Friday, May 23, 2014

Women’s Colleges at the Forefront of Public Service

Several women’s college have joined The Women in Public Service Project in their commitment to “to building the efficacy and leadership capacity of women worldwide with the goal of achieving 50 percent representation of women in all spheres of public service by 2050 (“50 × 50”).”

“Mount Holyoke College, Simmons College and Smith College are proud to co-host “Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development,” a two-week Institute of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The Institute will bring together emerging women leaders, primarily from Asia, who are working to rebuild their communities and promote sustainable economic livelihoods following political violence and human rights violations. This intensive program, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is scheduled for May 25–June 6, 2014.”

This is what the President of Mount Holyoke has to say about the conference:

Mount Holyoke is pleased to join with Simmons and Smith to host this Institute, which aligns so closely with the historic mission of women’s colleges,” said Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella. “We are honored to have the opportunity to bring together emerging and established leaders in politics and public service from around the world with faculty, alumnae, and students from the three institutions, and we are sure that the insights, experience, and wisdom the delegates will bring to our campuses will inform our thinking for years to come.”

Women's colleges are leading the way in all areas, isn’t it time you consider attending a women’s college?

Learn more about Mount Holyoke College, Simmons College, and Smith College.

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