The Luxe Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049


October 11th
11:30 am - Networking
12:00 pm - Luncheon


Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $10.00. Please mention IVCLA.

Join IVCLA for an eye-opening conversation with women professionals from around the globe as they share their experiences navigating the diplomatic world. In a historically male-dominated field, these inspiring women have overcome significant obstacles to achieve success throughout their fascinating careers in diplomacy and international relations. Don't miss the opportunity to hear their stories!

We are honored to welcome the following guest speakers:

Her Excellency Lamia Mekhemar
Consul General of Egypt
Prior to Her Excellency's post as Consul General in Los Angeles she served as Head of the Department of Political Planning and International Crisis Management at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also served as the Ambassador of Egypt to the Holy See (Vatican), and as a diplomat in Egypt's Permanent Mission to the U.N. in New York. 

Ms. Alleta Maseko
Consul of South Africa
Ms. Maseko's wealth of experience includes working as a Government Official with the African Union Commission focusing on Human Rights of the People of Gambia, assisting Parliamentarians during the Pan African Parliament Sessions and preparations for hosting of the African Diaspora.

Ms. Elizabeth MacKay
Head of Post, Québec Government Office in Los Angeles
Ms. MacKay previously served as Deputy Director,  Québec Ministry of Finance. Her professional skills enable her to defend Québec's interests, including promoting partnerships for the fight against climate change and to support trade between Québec and the Western U.S. 


Student Sponsorship: The Women in Diplomacy Luncheon is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to learn more about careers in international relations and public diplomacy. Your sponsorship will make it possible for a student to participate in this valuable discussion and expand his or her world! Sponsor a student when you register below:

Student Sponsorship: $55 per student
Member Ticket: $55; Non-Member Ticket: $65

Registration closes on October 6th!

If you are unable to attend the luncheon, but would still like to help sponsor a student, please click here: