Over the weekend and yesterday, the U.S. Embassy had the privilege of hosting Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, who came to Poland to attend the “Women for Poland/Poland for Women” Congress held June 20-21. Ambassador Verveer has been engaged on women’s empowerment for many years, from her work with NGOs such as the Vital Voices Global Partnership to the time she spent in the White House as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady during the Clinton Administration. Ambassador Verveer was delighted to return to Poland and stayed after the Women’s Congress to meet with activists working against gender-based violence, women entrepreneurs and business leaders, students, academics, and other thought leaders.
The U.S. Embassy was very pleased to be able to welcome Ambassador Verveer and to engage once again with the many women AND men in Poland who are working to resolve issues such as gender-based violence and help empower the women of Poland politically, economically, legally, and socially. Thank you to everyone who participated in these events.