Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver remarks to commemorate the 10th anniversary of TechWomen, the U.S. Department of State’s premier exchange program for women in STEM, at 12:40 p.m. ET on Monday, October 24, 2022 in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. Secretary Blinken’s remarks will take place at the end of a luncheon featuring remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield and a panel discussion with TechWomen emerging leaders and mentors hosted by Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen.

The entire program will be live streamed on and  beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET. Secretary Blinken’s remarks at 12:40 p.m. will be open press. The event access time for press wishing to cover Secretary Blinken’s remarks in-person is 12:15 p.m. from the Department’s 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist. Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).

Please submit any media inquiries via the web form located on the ‘Information for Journalists’ page on

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