On March 9th I had the pleasure of attending (not officially photographing!) a very special dinner. This was my third year in a row, and I’m always excited to go.
The American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is a fabulous group that brings together women in leadership positions throughout the United States to engage in and to encourage people-to-people contact throughout the world. They attempt to build bridges of understanding, goodwill, and cooperation between women leaders throughout the world to share, however small, in the building of international goodwill and reduction of friction by means of non-political, non-governmental, voluntary citizen action.
AWIU hosted its third annual event to celebrate ten outstanding women as International Womens’ Day and womens’ issues are focused upon in the month of March.
The U.S. Secretary of State annually selects women from throughout the world to acknowledge their humanitarian efforts and accomplishments with global issues. These individuals are awarded the International Women of Courage Award at this dinner.
To find out more about these amazing women (and truly, they are amazing!) please go to their website.