Saturday, September 22, 2007
On Thursday, September 20th the Women & Politics Institute kicked off the year by hosting a WeLEAD Launch Reception. The reception welcomed the 2007-2008 class of WeLead: Women Bringing Women into the Power Center.
WeLEAD is a bipartisan leadership training program run by a group of successful Washington, D.C. women who want to help the next generation of women succeed. WeLEAD is the only training in the country that specifically works to increase the number of women working in political professions. WeLEAD’s goal is to empower, ignite their passions, inspire, and give confidence to help the participant's achieve their dreams. WeLEAD is women bringing women into the power center.
The event was a huge success and attended by participants, the Institute's Young Women Leaders Board (YWLB) and friends and family of the Institute. The YWL Board is made up of diverse women committed to increasing the number of women working in their political professions and believes that the best way to achieve this goal is by actively recruiting and training young women interested in careers in the field.
Highlights of the evening include speakers Sarah E. Brewer, the W&P Institute's Associate Director, and Sarah Flowers and Jen Saver, who are the co-chairs of the YWL Board. The WeLEAD class had an opportunity to network and speak with a wide variety of female leaders, while overlooking the Washington Monument in downtown DC.
Future events for WeLEAD will focus on leadership training in public speaking, research, and networking skills. Make sure to check the Women & Politics website often for future exciting events!
- Emily T. Masonick, International Program Coordinator