Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Secretary Clinton Gives the Forum a Shout-Out!

In her Town Hall at Dar Al Hekma College, Secretary Clinton recognized the work of the US-Saudi Women's Forum on Social Entrepreneurship:

“… some of you recently participated in the U.S.-Saudi Women’s Forum on social entrepreneurship, the result of a partnership that brought this college together with my alma mater, Wellesley College, and Babson College. The result is a program that has given 100 young Saudi women training in business and leadership, and the tools to begin your own enterprises in your communities. And this is just one example of the kind of forward thinking and effective ways that women around the world can join together through such educational exchanges and opportunities to look for ways to make contributions in our own communities.”

Secretary Clinton also recognized that 4 Dar Al Hekma students were chosen for the upcoming Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship -- 3 of whom are participants of the US-Saudi Women's Forum on Social Entrepreneurship!

The management team here at ICF International would like to thank everyone who has supported this program - especially our incredible partners: Dar Al Hekma College, Babson College, and The Wellesley Centers for Women.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Secretary Hillary Clinton visits students at Dar Al Hekma College

On Tuesday, February 16th 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to young women at a "town hall" hosted at Dar Al Hekma College.

I am sure many of the students of the US-Saudi Women's Forum on Social Enterepreneurship were in attendance - and would love to hear about the event from the perspective of those in the room.

Forum students: Were you there? What did you think? What questions would you ask the Secretary if you were given the chance to engage her in conversation? Ask your questions in the comment section of this post -- who knows, we may just get some answers.

**image from: Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images