Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College, and Ann McElaney-Johnson, president of Mount St. Mary’s College, are pleased to announce the colleges will co-host the Women in Public Service Project’s (WPSP) Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America in March 2013. The southern California Institute will include emerging women leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to public service, will build critical networks, and will promote dialogue on solutions to overcome barriers that prevent more women from entering public service and government leadership.
“Women drive positive political and social change in our increasingly inter-connected societies, and this Institute comes at a dynamic time around the globe and in Latin American countries. California has important ties to this vital region and the Institute offers the opportunity to both build and bolster leadership networks,” said Bettison-Varga and McElaney-Johnson. The Institute will take place on both the Scripps and Mount St. Mary’s campuses in the greater Los Angeles area, and was created in collaboration with Mills College, based in northern California.
Applications for the Institute for Women’s Leadership in Latin America are open until November 9, 2012.