05 June, 2008
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's senior adviser for women's empowerment, distinguished ambassador and foreign policy expert Shirin Tahir-Kheli, spoke in Athens on Wednesday during a luncheon hosted by the Greek UNESCO committee on the subject of "Women's Role in Social Transformation".
The high-ranking US ambassador arrived in Greece to attend a conference this week for female entrepreneurs of North Africa and the Middle East, which was held in an Athens seaside resort within the framework of the Women Leaders' Working Group.
In her address, Tahir-Kheli said the emphasis of the conference concerned three primary issues, namely, increasing women's role in political leadership; promoting equality and better representation in the judiciary.
Source: Athens News Agency