Former IDF spokeswoman Ruth Yaron was personally invited to attend the International Women's Forum, which opened Tuesday in Washington. The forum celebrates high achievements of women across the world in politics, army, business, sport, and health. Army Radio reported that Ten Israeli women were invited to participate in the conference as members of a delegation representing the Israeli branch of the organization. Yaron accepted the invitation to the forum, though not as a member of the official Israeli delegation. She was scheduled to participate in a special panel discussing army and security. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, considered by many to be the most influential woman in the world today, was invited to participate in the convention as a guest of honor. Also participating in the conference is Senator and former first lady Hillary Clinton. Two female Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginzburg and Sandra Day O'Connor were selected to receive appreciative prizes.