The Institute for Education’s Women in Power forum with host guest speaker Emma King DoyleChief of Staff to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The dinner will be hosted by The Ambassador of Finland Kirsti Kauppi at the Finnish residence. By invitation only.

Image result for emma king doyleAbout our Special Guest: Emma Doyle is the Chief of Staff to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the largest component of the Executive Office of the President. Prior to joining OMB, Emma was a Government Relations Manager for Ford Motor Company in their Washington, DC office, where she handled financial services issues related to Ford Motor Credit. Emma worked for then-Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), now the OMB Director, as a legislative assistant in his House of Representatives office before moving to Ford, and began her career as a legislative staffer working on banking issues for Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). Emma was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and also holds a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Image result for kirsti kauppiAbout our Host:  Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi has over 30 years of experience in foreign policy. She joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1983, and started working in development cooperation. Prior to coming to Washington D.C., she worked as Director General of the Political Department. Her most recent post abroad was Vienna, where she served as Ambassador of Finland and as Finland’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA and the UN Agencies. She has gained international experience also in the Finnish embassies in Bangkok and Berlin, as well as in Finland’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. In addition, Ambassador Kauppi is familiar with the U.S. She worked at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. in 1997-2000. Ambassador Kauppi grew up in northern Finland, in a small village close to Oulu. She studied in the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, and received her Master’s degree in Economics in 1981. She has always been interested in history and international affairs, so it is no surprise that she has made her career in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.