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
April 9, 2018
Women in Diplomacy: Embassy of Australia. Graciously hosted by Ambassador Katrina Cooper, Deputy Head of Mission
May 18, 2018
Women in Diplomacy: Embassy of Italy. Graciously hosted by Minister Plenipotentiary, Mrs Catherine Flumiani, Consular Coordination and Social Affairs, First Counsellor, Mrs Marilina Armellin - Ambassador of Italy to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Mr Emanuele Amendola – Director of the Italian Institute of Culture
May 22, 2018
Women in Diplomacy: Embassy of Sweden. Graciously hosted by Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter
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.