United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
|Ambassador-at-Large of the United States for Global Women's Issues|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Inaugural holder||Melanne Verveer|
|Website||U.S. Office - GWI|
The Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues is the ambassador-at-large who heads the Office on Global Women's Issues in the United States Department of State. This ambassador-at-large also has the rank of Assistant Secretary.
The position was created by the Barack Obama administration in 2009. The first ambassador-at-large was Melanne Verveer, who served from April 6, 2009 until replaced by Catherine M. Russell on May 8, 2013.
- "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
- "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
- Rhee, Foon. Boston.com. Obama nominates ambassador for women's issues March 6, 2009. Accessed March 8, 2009.
- State Dept. official biography of Catherine M. Russell  Accessed September 24, 2013.
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