To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe
This all-female news analysis program, hosted by Bonnie Erbe, examines major issues of the day with participants of all ethnic and political backgrounds.
Episode #2341 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Episode #2342 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
Episode #2343 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
(repeat broadcast) A documentary edition discussing diversity in the Foreign Service.
* A look at how the service is and isn't changing with a special profile on US Ambassador Liliana Ayalde. As a Hispanic woman who has broke through the barriers, Ayalde says "it's been a fascinating career. I've had challenges, often I'm the only woman in the room. " But she says she didn't take challenges as roadblocks and now Ayalde is paying it forward, helping other women and minorities who share her passion for international affairs.
* Asst. Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield is determined to see a truly diversity service. She says "we have to do a better job in the department in mentoring and supporting and encouraging officers because I think we do have a retention issue."
* Young women and minorities who are the future leadership of the Foreign Service. Their springboard to their careers was one of two scholarship programs (The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs) that focus on increasing diversity in race, ethnicity, geography, gender and sexual orientation.
* A look at other programs aimed to ensure a diverse Foreign Service.