On April 26th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks and accepted the Public Service Award from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Jane Harman and Christine Lagarde also delivered remarks during the dinner.
As reported by Bloomberg News:
“In accepting the service award tonight, Clinton underscored two broad themes that have dominated her tenure: an intensive engagement with governments and civil societies and the importance of improving the lives of women around the world.
The State Department in December created the Women in Public Service Project to identify and train emerging female leaders around the world. In June, the department will begin an annual summer institute for women in a partnership with the so- called Seven Sisters colleges, which include Barnard College in New York City and Clinton’s alma mater, Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
“Women can lift up not just themselves, but their communities and entire societies,” Clinton said. “That’s why, over the past three years, we’ve made women a cornerstone of American diplomacy and development.”
For the Secretary’s remarks, visit the State Department site here.