Societies that empower women economically and politically are more stable, prosperous, and peaceful. But we can't expect others to promote gender equality if we're not practicing what we preach within our own organizations. I became a Gender Champion to ensure my Mission promotes gender equality and engages on the issue with the international organizations in Vienna.
By December 2021, ensure everyone working in the U.S. Mission has taken the State Department online course called “Mitigating Unconscious Bias,” and has submitted their course completion certificates to the DCM.
By March 2021, establish and convene a U.S. Mission “Gender Working Group,” which meets at least quarterly to discuss and share strategies regarding gender issues within our mission and Vienna’s international organizations and to provide the Chief of Mission recommended actions, when warranted, related to external policy with International Organizations and to internal U.S. Mission policy to enhance gender responsiveness.