PN Member Sherry Rehman Recognised Among World’s Top Women of Impact

H.E. Ambassador Sherry Rehman

A prominent American organisation dedicated to women’s advancement on Tuesday recognised Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman, among their rating of influential women leaders in the world.

Calling her a "master tactictian", the Women in the World Foundation said, "Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, is known for her eloquence, elegance, and diplomatic savvy.” Names of 125 top Women of Impact were also released.

“And no one seems better at calming the stormy relationship between Washington and Islamabad,” the foundation added.

Ambassador Rehman has led Pakistan's diplomatic outreach in Washington at a challenging time for Pakistan-US relationship, which has seen improvement from an unprecedented low-point in 2011-12. Last month, the president of Pakistan conferred on Ambassador Rehman the highest civilian honor Nishan-e-Imtiaz for her outstanding services to the country and the role she played in restoring the Pakistan-US relationship since her appointment in early 2012.

Prior to her appointment as Islamabad’s envoy in Washington, Sherry Rehman served as a distinguished parliamentarian and federal minister and has been a longtime champion of women’s rights and freedom of the media.

The list of Women of Impact features some of the most prominent women leaders such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, and the only other Pakistani to be named, Oscar winning film director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls and came into being out of Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual Women in the World Summit, launched by the publications’ Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, in March 2010.

Originally published by Pakistan Today.

Photo by South Asian Foreign Relations.

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