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“There’s no denying that women remain an undervalued and underdeveloped human resource. In the past few decades there have been undeniable gains but in too many countries women continue to be held back or brushed aside.”

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Ms. Madeleine Albright is a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. Ms. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2012.

In 1997, Ms. Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. From 1989 to 1992, she served as President of the Center for National Policy. 

Ms. Albright is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She also chairs the National Democratic Institute and serves as the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. She is a member of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board. Ms. Albright also serves on the Board of the Aspen Institute.