Women can and should provide a stabilizing force in drawing the world closer together.

"The technology of the future will continue to bring about tremendous change , including drawing the world closer together. Women can and should provide a stabilizing force within their family as well as within the worldwide network of business, cultural, educational, social and charitable connections in the decades to come."

Susan E. Lehrman is the Founder and President of Lehrman LLC — a real estate investment company established in New York City in 1999. She is the Founder and Advisory Chair of American University’s new Initiative for Russian Culture, an initiative created to promote greater understanding of Russia’s cultural diversity through film screenings, student exchanges, musical performances and other events.

Susan Lehrman and Vladimir Putin