Grenadian High Commissioner Nominated for Empowering Female Diplomats
High Commissioner Ruth Elizabeth Rouse of the Grenada High Commission has been nominated for the first ever Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards. The award looks to recognise outstanding diplomats and politicians in the UK for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts in representing civilian matters at the highest level.
Nominated under the Policy Driver category, High Commissioner Rouse has proven to be a vocal advocate in supporting the many challenges faced by female diplomats of all levels. As the founder of the Women in Diplomatic Services Organisation, Ms Rouse has been active in creating avenues of equality and getting women from various country missions to work together as a unit.
Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Director of Grassroot Diplomat said, “Grassroot diplomacy empowers the voiceless, defines a path for the hopeless, and restores faith to influencers. The Initiative Award seeks to build trust again between the ‘us and them’ and bring people of all statuses together.” The High Commissioner is committed to encouraging more women to go into diplomacy and helping other female diplomats form something similar in their regions, and for this, her efforts are being recognised here.
Over 50 high-level government officials have been nominated in 3 categories but there can only be six winners. Join High Commissioner Ruth Elizabeth Rouse and other government nominees at the Vincent Rooms, Westminster with evening performance led by Euro-Vision Song Contest artist, Imaani.
For ticket information www.grassrootdiplomat.org/awards
Early Bird Ticket sale ends November 2012.