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International Council on Women's Business Leadership


The Secretary of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL) serves the United States Government in a solely advisory capacity concerning major issues and problems 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. Council membership consists of representatives who are leaders of American and foreign public and private sector organizations and institutions having an interest in the role of women in international business, economic policy development and global economic growth.

The ICWBL will meet at least once a year and at such other times and places as are required to fulfill the objectives of the Council. Subcommittees and working groups will meet as appropriate for their assigned responsibilities.

Second Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership

The second meeting of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership took place at the State Department on November 27, 2012. Introductory Remarks» Full Event Transcript» Photos» More»


First Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership

The first meeting of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership took place at the State Department on January 24, 2012. Introductory Remarks» Full Event Transcript» Photos» Meeting Summary»


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