The Women’s Diplomatic Series was founded in the fall of 2009 to encourage women to become better global citizens through exposure to Washington's distinguished diplomatic community.
The Women’s Diplomatic Series is an invitation-only membership organization that seeks to improve the understanding that "the world is one place" and to gain special access to the magnificent embassies and official residences that grace our city. As a member of WDS, we have the opportunity each month to visit various embassies and official residences, the State Department and Blair House and expand our knowledge about the world's countries. The group will offer morning coffees, afternoon teas, luncheons, cooking demonstrations, evening receptions and dinners and other special events.
Join WDS for a unique magic carpet ride around the globe!
Washington, D.C. has so much to offer. One of the most important things to recognize about our city is the value of the cultural influences of the many diplomats who live here as our neighbors. Through the Womens Diplomatic Series we have the chance not only to learn more about the countries our diplomatic friends are from, but also to gain a new perspective of our own city and our country through their eyes.
- Michelle Brady
December 6, 2017 (4pm to 6pm)
Embassy of Serbia, a briefing with His Excellency, Ambassador Matkovic followed by an introduction to a delicious traditional Serbian pastry by a young Serbian entrepreneur, served with regional wine.
Jan 11, 2018 (10am)
Embassy of Finland, a briefing with Her Excellency, Ambassador Kauppi. "Women in Diplomacy - Finland." Morning coffee and traditional baked goods.
January 17, 2018 (10am)
Embassy of New Zealand, Ambassador's Residence. Briefing with Deputy Chief of Mission and key staff. "Women in Diplomacy - New Zealand." High tea.
For more information about events or membership, please contact Laura Elsey or Caren Danies at WomensDiplomaticSeries@gmail.com or
Attention Embassies in DC:
The New President and Vice-President
of the WDS would like to partner with you!
Let us partner with you and your embassy on a
two-hour program that encourages deeper cultural understanding, and creates educational and business opportunities with your country.
We will take care of the invitations, attendance and can provide catering, while you provide your expertise and knowledge. Get a flavor of our past events HERE.
Call or Email Laura Elsey today to discuss partnership opportunities:
Email: WomensDiplomaticSeries@gmail.com or Tel: 202-730-6749.