Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 8, 2012

On June 11th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the opening day of the Inaugural Women in Public Service Institute at Wellesley College. The institute is hosted by Wellesley College, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the nation’s leading women’s colleges. The Institute is a first-of-its-kind, two-week program that will train the next generation of women leaders, and part of a global project to get world leadership from 17.5% female to “50% by 2050.”

The delegates attending the Institute were selected from 21 nations in the process of political and social transformation, including countries that are drafting new Constitutions and undergoing major reform. Many of the women are from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and were involved in the Arab Spring.

The women will gather at Wellesley for training and networking sessions with their peers and with established leaders, including Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Jane Harman, former Congresswoman and President of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Mu Sochua, Minister for Women’s Affairs and leader of the Opposition in Cambodia; Honorable Judge Nancy Gertner, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and many more.

Secretary Clinton’s remarks will be open to the press and streamed live at

For further information please contact Sofiya Cabalquinto, Director of Media Relations, Wellesley College by phone at 781-283-3321 or by email at

To request press credentials, please email

PRN: 2012/925