Ambassador Melanne Verveer —
In 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created a new role in the State Department -- Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. Clinton's former Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Melanne Verveer was appointed to the role. Additionally Verveer had previously co-founded Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international non-governmental organization supporting global women's leadership. Today, Ambassador Verveer leads the Office on Global Women's Issues.