Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and SGV Senior Adviser Ambassador Delia D. Albert (DDA) was among the speakers at the Southeast Asia Women’s Watch (SEAWWatch) Beijing on my mind series: Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Watch Out for the Broken Glass last 28 January. The webinar focused on the Beijing platform for Action, a critical area for women in power and decision-making. Speakers discussed female representation in public leadership and the difficulties women face at various stages of their careers.
DDA spoke on her experience as a career diplomat who broke the glass ceiling
as the first woman Secretary (Minister) of Foreign Affairs in Southeast Asia and the challenges women face in foreign service. She emphasized that men and women should progress together as gender equality is not a zero-sum game.