Barack Obama has the most women ambassadors of any American president

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2015



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Flag of a United States ambassador

Speaking of a country sending a female envoy to the world, President Obama has appointed the highest percentage of women to ambassadorships – 116 of 367 or 31.6 per cent.That’s pretty amazing.

Diplopundit, the self-confessed “obsessive observer” of the US State Department has a chart courtesy Philip Arsenault within a blog (click here for both) going all the way back to President Roosevelt. At the time, the percentage of female representation at the level of ambassador was a mere two per cent.

But, it was Roosevelt who appointed the first female ambassador in his first term. In his second, he appointed a second.

 


Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK

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