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The Hungarian Initiatives Foundation (HIF) offers an exceptional opportunity for the young members of the Women's Public Leadership Training: the program member with the highest achievements can participate in the Young Hungarian Leaders Program (YHLP) in Washington, D.C. in 2021. The decision was announced by Anna Smith Lacey, CEO of HIF, on the opening day of the program.

"After meeting this year's participants, I was impressed by their passion and conscience to take an active role in shaping the future of their country," Anna Smith Lacey explained the decision.

The HIF Young Hungarian Leaders Program offers graduate students and young professionals a five-day, intensive training in Washington D.C. The program is designed to help participants better understand the founder’s vision of the role of government in American society, the principles that govern the U.S. federal system of government, and the various elements that influence U.S. policy today. Together with MCC, HIF will select the most promising young woman from the program, who will be rewarded with this Washington opportunity after evaluating all participants in the training.

Launched in 2018, the Women’s Public Leadership Training aims to find and embrace talented young women who have an ambition to take part in public life, want to do it for their narrower and wider environment, and are committed to turning the future of their community for the better.

Kata Szabó, program coordinator, said: “On behalf of the Women Public Leadership Program, I am grateful for the unique opportunity provided by HIF. The YHLP is a great program that contributes to the professional and personal development of the selected participant in line with MCC’s mission. With excellent partners, such as HIF, we strive to encourage young Hungarian women to become responsible and courageous leaders in both their narrower and wider communities.”