Secretary Kerry to Address the 10th Annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will provide opening remarks at a dinner in honor of the 10th annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, at the Department of State.

This public-private partnership, conducted annually in coordination with Vital Voices Global Partnership, connects international women leaders with Fortune’s Most Powerful Women to encourage the next generation of women to bring positive change to their companies and communities.

During the program, mentors from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community share their time, talent, and expertise in business and leadership with the international women leaders. Mentees, in turn, share best practices, develop organizational and management skills, and cultivate long-lasting relationships.

The program supports the State Department’s goal to empower women by providing them with the skills and experience to become leaders in their businesses, communities, and countries. This year’s class of emerging-leader mentees includes women from Argentina, China, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe.

The April 29 dinner will also feature remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Pattie Sellers. This event will be open to credentialed members of the media and livestreamed at

Join the conversation online with #EmpowerWomen and #FortuneMPW.

Pre-set time for cameras: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:45p.m. from the C Street Lobby.

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, please contact of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at