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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JUNE 2016

59

AFSA NEWS

AFSA Publications Director/

FSJ

Editor Shawn Dorman with AWIU’s Diane

Henry.

Promoting Careers in

International Relations

for Women

On March 23, the organiza-

tion American Women for

International Understanding

and the Bureau of Human

Resources, Office of Recruit-

ment, Examination and

Employment (HR/REE)

co-hosted the second annual

Career Opportunities for

International Relations Sym-

posium at the State Depart-

ment. Eighty young women,

ranging from high school

seniors to young profession-

als, attended the event.

AWIU promotes woman-

to-woman interaction and

understanding worldwide.

Career panels during the

day’s events focused on early

career development for both

public and private sector job

opportunities.

Presenters included State

Department Deputy Secre-

tary for Management and

Resources Heather Higgin-

bottom, State Department

Counselor Kristie Kenney,

former U.S. Representative

Diane Watson and Principal

Deputy Assistant Secretary

for Human Resources Carol

Perez, who shared valuable

advice on how to become

empowered female leaders.

AFSA Publications

Director Shawn Dorman

participated in the “speed

networking” session, talking

to groups of women about

AFSA and the Foreign Ser-

vice career.

The State Department

hosts provided copies of

AFSA’s guide to the For-

eign Service,

Inside a U.S.

Embassy: Diplomacy at

Work

to all symposium

attendees.

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