The State Department announced Friday that its first all-female technology delegation ever would be in Liberia and Sierra Leone from Feb. 27-March 4.
The eight women will focus on increasing access to mobile phones for women and girls, as part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mWomen initiative, which launched last October.
In 2005, Liberia elected Africa’s first female president.
The women in the delegation include:
- Jessica Verrilli
Corporate Development & Strategic Initiatives, Twitter
- Leila C. Janah
- Anne-Marie Slaughter
University Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University;
Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State 2009-2011
- Trina DasGupta
Marketing and Strategy consultant
- Susan McCue
President, Message Global
- Katie Dowd
New Media Director, U.S. Department of State
You can follow the trip on Twitter at #womenstechdel.
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