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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

April 12, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests of women in STEM fields. Over the course of their program, the delegates will have an opportunity to meet with Case Western Reserve University’s Leadership Lab for Women, Bad Girl Ventures, NAWBO-Cleveland, Tri-C’s Women in Transition program, the Lake County Environmental Learning Center, and local business and medical leaders.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 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.


April 12, 2017
April 18, 2017
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