“Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Success”
Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to a convocation featuring Ambassador Melanne Verveer on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This convocation is co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies and is free and open to the public.
Ambassador Verveer holds a B.S. and a M.S. from Georgetown University, and worked in the Clinton administration as assistant to the President, and Chief of Staff to the First Lady. From 2000-2008, Verveer was the Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Global Partnership. In 2009, President Obama appointed Verveer as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues a position she held until 2013. During her tenure, she was able to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities that pertained to the economic and social advancement of women.
Ambassador Verveer also played a leadership role in the U.S National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. In addition, President Obama also appointed her as a U.S representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
The convocation events are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College and are provided for free to both the campus and public communities. See https://www.berea.edu/convocations/ for the schedule of all convocations this academic year.