Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 14, 2011


On Thursday, December 15, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will launch a new initiative to increase the number of women in public service at the local, national, and international levels. In partnership with the Seven Sisters Colleges of Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Wellesley College, the Women in Public Service Project will identify and educate a new generation of women committed to public service, create an infrastructure of support and mentoring, and help enable more women to enter public service and political leadership.

A live webcast of the colloquium will be available at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/wps.

For more information regarding the Women in Public Service Project click here.

The Secretary’s remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 7:30 a.m.at the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m.

Media Contacts:

Office of Media Relations
(202) 647-2492

Talley Sergent
U.S. Department of State
SergentRT@state.gov.



PRN: 2011/2136