Dear Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the closing of Smash Strategies at the end of September. We have had a great time building Smash and working with all of you to advance women’s leadership, gender equality and equity, and the opportunities available to all. We are immensely proud of the work we have done via Smash. We have decided to use other platforms to continue our work on gender equality. We are excited to co-author a book on Feminist Foreign Policy, due out next year.

In the short-term (at least), Stephenie will continue to work on behalf of Afghan women and girls. Susan will focus more on international security and foreign policy. A formal announcement will be made soon.

Thank you for your collaboration over the past 5½ years and your ongoing passion for the issues we care about.

Stephenie and Susan