Madeleine K. Albright, Margot Wallström, Susana Malcorra, María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila

Clockwise from top right: Margot Wallström, María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Susana Malcorra, Madeleine K. Albright

Women in Diplomacy: A Conversation with Former Female Foreign Ministers

Moderated by President Paula A. Johnson
May 19, 2021, 10–11:30 AM
Free and open to the public

The Albright Institute invites you to join this moderated panel discussion on global gender equity featuring four formidable female leaders:

  • Madeleine K. Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
  • María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of El Salvador (1999-2003)
  • Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Argentine Republic (2015-2017)
  • Margot Wallström, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden (2014-2019)
  • Moderated by President Paula A. Johnson

The panelists have all broken new ground in the path to gender equality. María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila was the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador as well as the country’s first president of a private bank and of an insurance company. Susana Malcorra is a founding member of the Argentine Chapter of the International Women’s Forum and GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion, which advocates for women’s engagement in multilateral decision making. Margot Wallström was the first person to hold the position of United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Madeleine Albright, the Albright Institute’s namesake, was the first female Secretary of State of the United States.

President Paula A. Johnson, who has herself been at the forefront of research to advance gender equality, will lead this panel in which the distinguished speakers will share their perspectives on female leadership, the path to gender equality, and promoting the next generation of women leaders.

Please register in advance.