Recognizing the critical role women play in building democratic societies is nothing new for The Junior League. We’ve been espousing this thinking and empowering women as civic leaders for more than a century, as Junior League of Dallas member and former First Lady Laura Bush well knows. Read more about her and President George Bush’s effort to perpetuate this thinking across the globe through the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Women’s Fellowship Initiative. Read more about it in AJLI Executive Director Susan Danish’s piece on The Huffington Post entitled “The Junior League of Cairo?”