My name is Katie Lanzarotto, and I am the Policy Associate at Women In Government (WIG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators based in Washington, DC. I am contacting you to help recruit young women for Future Women In Government, a leadership program developed by WIG in 2013 that takes place at each of our regional conferences.This year, our 19th Annual Western Conference is taking place from May 20th in Seattle, Washington!
The purpose of the program is to demonstrate hands-on leadership and mentoring for the next generation of women civic and political leaders. Impetus for this program came from the “Teach a Girl to Lead” project sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and the goals of the White House Council on Women and Girls Leadership. This program will give student participants a chance to connect with state legislators from across the country and leaders in the private sector to facilitate a deeper discussion on women in leadership.
Participants are invited to join us for our programming all day Friday, May 20, including breakfast and dinner. Participants’ conference costs will be underwritten by WIG (e.g., registration, parking, and meals). We recommend that students be located in the Seattle area since WIG will not provide overnight hotel accommodations.
We ask that you please forward this information to female students who may be interested in applying to this program. Attached is the application as well as some more information about the program and guidelines for applying. We have room for seven participants, and we hope to have young women who are engaged and passionate about leadership. We will need to receive completed applications by 11:59 pm EST on April 4, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.
Completed applications, as well as any questions or concerns, can be sent to myself via email: klanzarotto
We look forward to forging leadership connections and providing students with an exciting opportunity to network with strong women leaders. You can visit our Future Women In Government webpage, where the application is also available: http://www.womeningovernment.org/about/FutureWIG
Policy Associate, Women In Government Foundation, Inc.
1319 F Street, NW | Suite 710 | Washington, DC 20004
202.333.0825 | 860.235.0219 (c) | klanzarotto
|Women In Government Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of all female state legislators across the country which provides educational resources, expert forums, networking and leadership opportunities.|