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Madam Ambassador International Career Exposure Program 

In Partnership with the Arlington (VA) Chapter of Links Inc. 


Program Description

In January 2023, BPIA launched the first cohort of the Madam Ambassador International Career Exposure Program. This program educates a group of young ladies ages 13-21 in the Arlington/Alexandria Virginia area.

The Program Includes

  • Interactive International Career Paths Seminar
  • 1:1 Mentorship with International Affairs Professionals 
  • Building your Dream Career Vision Board Session
  • Dress for Success and Cultural Etiquette 
  • Participating as a delegation at the annual State Department's Model United Nations Conference hosted by UNA-NCA and meeting senior-level officials
  • Afternoon Tea Garden Party hosted by Saudi Ambassador to the United States, HRH Reema bint Bandar Al Saud
  • Meeting women leaders of color across industries

This program is funded in-part by the Arlington (VA) Chapter of the Links Inc.

How to Apply

The 2024 applications for delegates is due Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here to access the application form. For questions, please contact Michelle Washington at

Madam Ambassador Delegation and Mentors at the 2023 US State Department Model United Nations pictured with UNA-NCA President Paula Bolton.

Delegation meeting with Senior-level U.S. Department of State Officials including Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Chief Diversity Officer; Holly Holzer, Deputy Director of S/P, Shawanesh Underwood and Tim Peltier, Members of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Office, Nicholas Johnson, Legislative Affairs, and Janelle Guest-Bakker, Senior Congressional Advisor. 

Madam Ambassador Delegation during negotiations at the Model United Nations Conference

2023 Madam Ambassador Mentors

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