Security Policies



To provide a safe environment, bag restrictions will be enforced and all forum attendees will pass through metal detectors at security checkpoints.

More information will be provided regarding security to those who register.


The Women’s Global Leadership Forum will enforce clear-bag restrictions to allow security personnel to visually inspect the contents, which helps to expedite entry into the building. Guidelines for the size and style of bag include:

  • A plastic purse/bag that is clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and does not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches
  • A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bags or similar)
  • One small clutch bag, approx. the size of a hand

Opaque bags or bags larger than 12-by-6-by-12 inches will not be allowed. 

November 13: Forum attendees who do not follow the clear bag requirements will be subject to a bag search by security personnel and may be denied attendance with their bag.

November 14: Guests of the Forum's Closing Address with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be admitted if they do not follow the clear bag requirements.

A list of prohibited bags includes, but is not limited to: purses, backpacks, drawstring bags that are not clear, briefcases, coolers, fanny packs, luggage, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, and diaper bags.