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TIAW To Honor Former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer

Monday, June 10, 2013  
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June 10, 2013 -- TIAW announced today that Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and former U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues in the Obama administration is the recipient of the 2013 TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Ms. Verveer at the TIAW Awards gala October 7, 2013 held in conjunction with the TIAW Annual Global Forum in Miami, Florida.

"Melanne Verveer exemplifies what it means to be truly committed to the empowerment of women,” said TIAW Past President and Awards Chair Stephanie MacKendrick. "She has contributed so enormously to the economic advancement of women throughout the world over decades, as a co-founder of Vital Voices, as the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, as a principal at Seneca Point Global and now as Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Women have been at the forefront of everything she has done throughout her highly distinguished career and TIAW is honored to bestow this award upon her,” said Ms. MacKendrick.

The TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2003 and is presented each year to one woman who has, over an extended period of time, made a significant positive impact internationally on the economic empowerment of women. Past winners include former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; European satellite and telecommunications pioneer and co-founder of Global Board Ready Women initiative, Candace Johnson; former World Bank executive and New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Amanda Ellis, among others.

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