Assistant Secretary Jacobson To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on "Challenges for Women Leaders"

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 28, 2013

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will participate in a Google+ Hangout on “Challenges for Women Leaders” at the Department of State at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29.

The Hangout will feature leading Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, who achieved international fame and has received multiple awards for her thoughtfully perceptive portrayals of life in Cuba.

During the Hangout, Assistant Secretary Jacobson and Yoani Sanchez will respond to questions submitted via Twitter from Cuban-American youth, and discuss life lessons pertaining to women’s aspirations. The live event in Spanish will be coordinated with Google and Raices de Esperanza.

Assistant Secretary Jacobson's participation in this event represents the Department of State’s ongoing efforts to promote leadership and professional development of women, and to strengthen independent civil society.

The Hangout can be viewed live at the U.S. Department of State’s Google+ and YouTube channel. For more information, follow @USAenEspanol on Twitter, using the hashtag #MujerLider.

This media note is also available in Spanish.

PRN: 2013/1305