|Date: 27/04/2012 Time: 07:27:00 PM
On Monday, US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton will kick off the seventh annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global
Women's Mentoring Partnership at the State Department, which brings 25
emerging women leaders from Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burma,
China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria,
Poland, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe to the United States from April 29
to May 25, the department announced on Friday.
"This public-private partnership, which is conducted in coordination with
the Vital Voices Global Partnership, connects emerging international women
leaders with one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Leaders to encourage the
next generation of women leaders to bring positive change to their companies
and communities," the announcement said.
The program opens with a three-day orientation in Washington, where
participants will meet with senior women in government, academia and business.
The second phase of the program pairs each of the international
participants with one or more of Fortune's Most Powerful Women leaders for a
three-week mentoring program, where they will share skills and experiences.
The program will conclude with a two-day debriefing in New York City, where
participants attend workshops on media and communications strategies and meet
with senior executives from New York-based companies.