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The Whittemore House

1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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The Salon is back after a winter break and some global activity--A Mumbai Launch in January 2017 and a soon-to- be London Launch in March 2017! Please join us for the first session of 2017 of The Women's Storytelling Salon™ in DC! We are excited to partner with the Whittemore House, a gorgeous historic house in the heart of Dupont Circle for this Salon Session. This venue allows guests to mingle after the storytelling, so plan to stay on and meet other women at the Salon.

DIPLOMATIC WOMEN: Foreign Policy and Public Service will feature two former Assistant Secretaries of State:


Nisha Desai Biswal served as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs from September 2013-January 2017 where she was responsible for U.S. foreign policy and managing relations with several countries. During her tenure, she focused on strengthening bilateral and regional relationships to enhance the security, stability, and prosperity of South and Central Asia. Ms. Biswal’s career in the executive and legislative branches and in non-governmental organizations has focused on the link between human security and national security, ensuring that our diplomatic and development efforts in the region are sustainable through a focus on people, and not just governments. Previously, Ms. Biswal served as Assistant Administrator for Asia at USAID. In the House of Representatives, Biswal served as the majority clerk for the House Appropriations Committee Foreign Operations Subcommittee (HACFO) and as professional staff in the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC). In addition to her government service, Ms. Biswal led public policy at InterAction, served on the Board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and worked at the American Red Cross.

Bathsheba Crocker was Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from September 2014 to January 2017. Earlier in the Obama Administration Ms. Crocker was Principal Deputy Director in State’s Office of Policy Planning and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary. Previously, Ms. Crocker was a Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Gates Foundation; Senior Advisor in the UN’s peacebuilding support office; Deputy Chief of Staff to the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery; worked on post-conflict issues at CSIS and was a CFR International Affairs Fellow. Ms. Crocker was an attorney and Deputy U.S. Special Representative for Southeast Europe Affairs for the State Department; she also served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor. She has taught at SAIS, GW, and American University. Ms. Crocker has a B.A. from Stanford, M.A. from Fletcher, and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

The Salon Curator, Nandini Oomman, will help guide the storytelling and the conversation that follows, including a moderated Q & A discussion with the participants. Guests will also have a chance to mix and mingle with a range of other interesting and inspiring women.

More background information about the Salon can be found on our Facebook Page. See the link below.

This is a private, invitation only event. The Storytelling Salon community is growing everyday (seriously!), so early registration is advised. Registration WILL CLOSE on Monday, March 6th at 10 pm and seating is LIMITED, so register NOW!

Registration: ONLINE ONLY by clicking on the green "GET TICKETS" tab on the top right of this invitation.


Check-in starts at 6:00 pm for all registered guests. Please come early, grab your food and drinks and chat with other women. The storytelling will begin at 6:30 pm sharp!


Is this a women's only event?

Yes, this is a Storytelling Salon for WOMEN only. We have created a safe space for women to share their stories with each other. As important as it is for men to listen to these stories, we find that the storytelling process is different when it is in a mixed audience.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

We would like to encourage guests 14 years and over to attend, especially if young women would like to attend with their mothers or older friends. No alcohol will be served to any guest below the age of 21.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Whittemore House is an historic building located at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.


Parking: Street parking is available as well as a parking garage across the street of Whittemore House on New Hampshire.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to

Why does the event need a ticket?

Whittemore House is an historic building located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It is a great event venue, but it does charge a rental fee for the room as well as for food and drink. We have kept this to a minimum to accomodate all guests and to make sure that people have a little bit of fuel to engage in the storytelling session, especially since this will take place in the evening after work!

Why can't I buy my ticket at the door?

Unfortunately, we have the venue exactly for 2.5 hours (it's a popular location for events!), so check in has to be as fast as possible to have everyone checked in, have them grab their drink and food and be seated by 6:30 pm. This is why tickets must be purchased online and we are also encouraging people to arrive as early as 6:00 to check in. This is also a great way to meet other women before the Salon begins.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

It is transferable, if you let the organizer know in advance (LATEST by 12 noon of the event day) of the event because there is NO refund for the ticket once you have bought it.

Can I update my registration information?

Please send the organizer an email message with any change of attendance if you are not able to update your registration information on Eventbrite.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a list of guests who have registered at check-in, but it will be helpful to have a digital copy of your registration confirmation on your phone just in case your name is missing on our list.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to process refunds if you are not able to make it to the event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, that is okay as long as you have informed the organizer in advance of the event (LATEST: by 12 noon of the day of the event) if someone else is going to use your ticket. Please send their full name, email address and their professional affiliation to

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The Whittemore House

1526 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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