Sunday, February 9, 2014

GlobalPittsburgh's Gail Shrott Commended by Library of Congress Open World Program for Program Coordination

Gail Shrott, Director of the International Leaders Program at GlobalPittsburgh, has been commended for her work coordinating visiting delegations through the Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Gail Shrott
"Pittsburgh ranks among Open World's most-visited U.S. host cities, and one of the reasons is Gail Shrott, who has hosted for Open World since its inception in 1999," Open World writes in its latest newsletter.

Open World also points out Gail's recent recognition for her international work by the Women & Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which included her among a select group of women honored for having a global impact in the region.

"Reflecting on her association with Open World, Shrott says 'I do have the unique perspective of having worked with the Open World program from its beginning. I am very impressed with the development of the program and the high quality of the participants recruited for it,'" the article says.

"And she says that Open World exchanges have benefited her region on several different levels. 'Professionals in the Pittsburgh region have met professionals from other cultures with whom they have developed ongoing linkages; hosts have maintained friendships with Open World participants; and members of our community have expanded their understanding of other cultures through their informal interactions with Open World participants.'"

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