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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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  • Title G-8 Pin

    Date circa 1997

    Designer Unknown, Mexico

    Materials Sterling Silver

    Size 2" x 1.8"
    (5.1cm x 4.6cm)

A Woman Among Men

As Secretary of State, Albright was often in a minority, surrounded by the men who populate the diplomatic corps, as in this meeting of the Group of Eight (G-8) Foreign Ministers. 

In such gatherings, Albright followed the advice she had given as a professor to her female students. “Do not be afraid to interrupt. A woman usually prefers to size up a situation before speaking,” said Albright, “but for a diplomat representing the United States, silence was not an option.”

Albright with the G-8 with a signature below that says "Dear Madeleine, It was a great pleasure for me to write history with you and a great personal experience too. Joschka Fischer"
Secretary Albright surrounded by men at a meeting of the Group of Eight (G-8) Foreign Ministers in Cologne, Germany, June 10, 1999. Photo Credit: BPA, Federal Republic of Germany.