More women are serving in elected and appointed offices at local, state and federal levels of government than ever before, thanks to the help of many who paved the way since America’s earliest days for women to fully realize the rights of citizenship. 

Follow the timeline of growth of women in U.S. government, beginning with our early female political pioneers, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in Seneca Falls, New York, leading up through our present day women leaders, like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

March is Women’s History Month, and today, March 08, we are celebrating International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. 

This publication takes an inspiring  look at Women of Influence throughout U.S. history.

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Ambassador Verveer with guests of the Embassy

Ambassador Verveer with guests of the Embassy

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.