The Feminist Movement and Equality in the Federal Workforce: Understanding the Position of Women in USAID's Foreign Service
Technical Report,01 Jul 2014,22 May 2015
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The US Agency for International Development is one of many US Government foreign policy agencies that hires and manages employees to fulfill its professional needs abroad through the Foreign Service personnel system. That system, devised nearly a century ago, requires an update in order to take into account the needs of todays professional women. Without such an update, it is likely that women will leave USAIDs Foreign Service in favor of careers that allow them to achieve both professional and personal fulfillment. Such a shift would deprive both the Agency and the nation of some of the greatest talent available in the field of international development.