Capitol File names Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Marshall among its six DC “power women:”
Our nation’s capital is chock-full of influential people. You can’t ride the Red line or run into Starbucks without rubbing elbows with a Washington VIP. From CEOs to administration officials, diplomats to philanthropic leaders, there is no shortage of powerful people in our region, and a good many of them are women.
Capitol File gathered five of the most high-level and inspiring women in DC from diverse backgrounds for an intimate lunch discussion on how these women are impacting the District and beyond. Participants of our discussion included: Gina Adams, corporate vice president of government affairs at Federal Express; Katherine Bradley, president of CityBridge Foundation; Betsy Fischer Martin, senior executive producer and managing editor of NBC News Political Programming; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama; and Capricia Marshall, ambassador and former chief of protocol at the State Department. The following are highlights from our discussion.