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We are happy to announce the election of new directors to our board of directors: Aimee Burnett of Lockheed Martin, Jenna Hunt Frazier of Raytheon, David Jacobs, Susanne Shalley of Grant Thornton LLP, Andrea Strickland of KPMG, Rick Welday of AT&T, and Kristi Sherrill Hoyl of Baylor Scott & White Health. Three directors will serve second terms on the board: Brendan McGuire, Allison Payne, and Gary Wolens. Officers elected include Brendan McGuire (chair), Peter Loh (vice chair), Larry Pascal (vice chair), Chris Hughes (treasurer), and Joanna Ridgway (secretary). We are grateful for their commitment to public diplomacy. 

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International Women's Day: The Honorable Karin Olofsdotter
with Swedish Ambassador the U.S. Karin Olofsdotter

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Karin Olofsdotter, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States, is a trailblazing female diplomat. As she visits the Council on International Women’s Day, her appointment serves as a testament to Sweden’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women in leadership positions. Sweden is also at the forefront of technology and AI advancements, a fact that Olofsdotter highlights in her diplomatic efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Her career is a source of inspiration for women everywhere who aspire to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

About the Ambassador:

karin olofsdotterKarin Olofsdotter is the first female Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. She began her foreign service career in 1994 when she served as Chief of Staff to several Swedish foreign ministers and as Director of the Ministers Office in Stockholm before joining the Embassy in Washington DC. Ambassador Olofsdotter also served as the Swedish Ambassador to Hungary from 2011-2014. She served as the Swedish EU representative in Brussels, working with European Security policy and defense issues and chairing the EU’s political-military group during the Swedish Presidency of the EU in 2001. Additionally, Olofsdotter has experience working with the Swedish delegation to NATO.

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