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Women as Political and Community Leaders

November 30, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Women in Cleveland have long been civil rights and equal rights leaders in a wide range of fields from law and civil society to politics and aviation. In order to explore the important contributions of today’s women in both the public and private sectors, IVLP participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will be in Cleveland to engage with political experts at the League of Women Voters, academics at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University, writers at Phenomenal Woman Magazine, and equality proponents with Cuyahoga Community College’s Black American Council. Additionally, Dr. Tameka Taylor will lead a leadership workshop for the visitors to expand their capacity to create change in their own communities. By forging professional connections between women from Cleveland and the Middle East/North Africa, this program aims to advance discussions on global peace, gender equality, and society’s values towards women.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


November 30, 2017
December 6, 2017
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