Women United welcomed Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter as keynote speaker at our 2014 Human Services Grant Award Luncheon at Farmington Country Club.

A Charlottesville native, Dr. Slaughter is currently the president and CEO of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute and idea incubator based in Washington and New York. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. She received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as meritorious service awards from USAID and the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School.

In 2012 Dr. Slaughter published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

At our 2014 Luncheon, Women United awarded two $22,500 grants – a total of $45,000 – to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge and Ready Kids Cville (formerly CYFS). With these grants, Women United will have awarded $312,825 to local organizations since our first Human Services Grant Award in 2006.