10 May, 2007
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's Senior Advisor for Women's Empowerment, Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, was the keynote speaker at an event organised by the Greek Embassy in Washington in cooperation with the Greek-American organisation Hellenic American Women's Council (HAWC) at the embassy's new premises on Friday.
The event was held in the framework of Greek foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis' participation in the steering group of the Women Ministers Group, an initiative launched by Rice in September 2006, for establishing a permanent dialogue among the women ministers and/or heads of state and government, aimed at confronting common challenges faced by women throughout the world.
Greece is co-chair, together with Angola, of the Women's Political Empowerment Working Group.
The HAWC is a Greek-American women's organisation that aims at the professional advancement of Greek-American women to the highest levels of US society.
Source: Athens News Agency