US ambassador to UK encourages Northeastern’s Women Who Empower to speak their minds and ‘not be afraid’

LONDON — At the U.S. embassy in London there is a hall where portraits of the former ambassadors to the United Kingdom hang. “The hall is a stark reminder of the sex and race of historic ambassadors,” said Jane D. Hartley, who has been U.S. ambassador to the U.K. and Northern Ireland since 2022. Noting the one exception, she said, “If you go down that hall, it’s all white men.”
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