Forum on Empowering Young Women

Office the President Memo #020 - SY 2015-2016
September 10, 2015

The University will be holding a Forum on “Empowering Young Women” with Her Excellency Catherine M. Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues as the Guest Speaker. This event will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Conrado Benitez Hall.

You are all invited to attend this Forum. Attached is the Curriculum Vitae of Amb. Russell.

Jose Francisco B. Benitez
PWU President

Catherine M. Russell
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues

Cathy Russell currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Prior to assuming this position in August 2013, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden focusing on military families and higher education. During her tenure at the White House, Ambassador Russell coordinated the development of the Administration’s strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally.

She previously served as a Senior Advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on international women’s issues. During the Clinton Administration, Russell served as Associate Deputy Attorney General. She has also served as Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senior Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy.

She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a J.D. from George Washington University

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