State Department Hosts 12th Annual Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of State will host the Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner to honor the 12th annual Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.

This public-private partnership leverages the expertise of U.S. leaders in the public and private sectors to support women’s economic empowerment, thereby creating a more prosperous and safer world. During the program, leaders from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community mentor their international counterparts and provide them with the skills and experience to enhance their leadership capacities, expand their networks, and inspire them to “pay it forward” in their businesses, communities, and countries.

This year’s class of emerging-leader mentees includes women from Argentina, Bangladesh, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

This public-private partnership program is also implemented with support from Vital Voices Global Partnership. Join the conversation online with #EmpowerWomen and #FortuneMPW.

This event will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Final access time for journalists: 6:30 p.m. from the C Street lobby, 2201 C St NW.

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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).

For more information or to RSVP, please contact of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at