Office of the Spokesperson
March 25, 2019
Women leaders from 15 countries arrived in the United States this week for the Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. The 19 participants will spend a month working with executives from the Fortune Most Powerful Women community to enhance their business and leadership skills. The partnership leverages the expertise of American leaders in the public and private sectors to support and advance women’s economic empowerment.
This year’s class of emerging leader mentees includes women from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Fiji, Ghana, India, Kenya, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Upon completion of the program, mentees will return home with business and leadership skills to accelerate positive change in their communities. Over 320 alumnae of this program have worked with mentors from prestigious U.S. companies, such as Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Guardian Life, and Accenture.
The Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. For press inquiries, contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at ECA-Press@state.gov. Follow #FortuneMPW on social media for updates.