Recently, Congresswoman Johnson hosted students from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Mongolia, and Burma, as well students from St. Mary's College during the Educating Tomorrow's Global Women Leaders program. The initiative was hosted by St. Mary's College, Congresswoman Johnson's alma mater, and the U.S. Department of State's Women's Leadership Institute to promote a better understanding of the U.S. abroad and to help develop future world leaders.
"Too often important decisions that affect women, their families, and their societies are made without their voice in the deliberations. One of my passions is helping to increase the number of women leaders around the world. I believe that when women have a strong voice in government, there is a greater possibility of peace, increased co-operation, and an increased quality of life for women and children."
"That feeling in your gut that tells you to stand up and lead -- do not ignore it. Women must come together to change the face of politics, and to use our voices to collectively make a lasting impact on issues that affect us."