Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 23, 2012


On Tuesday, November 27th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the second meeting of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The meeting can be viewed via live webcast on the Internet by clicking here.

The Council serves the United States government in an advisory capacity on major issues in international business and economic policy, including the effective integration of business interests and women’s economic empowerment into overall foreign policy; the role and limits of international economic institutions from a gender-specific perspective; and the Department of State’s role in advancing and promoting the role of women in a competitive global economy. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (United Kingdom) and Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc. (USA) are Council Vice Chairs.

The meeting will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the U.S. Department of State from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and will be open for press coverage.

Pre set for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

For more information about the Council, please contact the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau’s Senior Coordinator for Economic Policy & Public Diplomacy, Nancy Smith-Nissley, at smith-nissleyn@state.gov.

Media representatives may attend this meeting upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2012/1834