Smart Women, Smart Power
The Smart Women, Smart Power (SWSP) Initiative convenes top-level women leaders in foreign policy, national security, international business, and international development to amplify their voices, spotlight their expertise, and discuss critical and timely issues. The initiative includes:
- A speaker series made possible with support from Citi that serves as a forum where senior leaders can collaborate, share best practices, network, and inspire and cultivate the next generation of leaders.
- A podcast series that features conversations with female thought leaders at all career levels. Apple named the SWSP podcast one of its Best of 2015, and it consistently ranks among iTunes’ top non-profit and government podcasts.
- Private events that typically feature small-group discussions of current international security issues and challenges with high-level women leaders. Roundtables are routinely conducted with our Smart Women, Smart Power Membership Circles.
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative launched in December 2014. In 2015, under the auspices of SWSP, CSIS launched the Women’s Global Leadership Program, an executive-level fellowship designed to further empower women leaders.
Featured Event: Rape as a Weapon of War: A Conversation with Former Kosovo President Atifete JahjagaPostponed till early 2019