NEW Leadership PA Class of 2016

About a week or two ago I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the  NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership week long program hosted via Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politic at Chatham University. It was an intense week jam packed with knowledge, connecting and networking with new friends,  educational workshops plus a trip…

Ready to Run 2016

Notes from this year’s Ready to Run workshop! This is an annual event that happens in January, hosted at Chatham University via the PCWP. Speakers: Tom Baker – allegheny county dist 1 Councilman Congresswoman Schwartz #readytorun Stats: 80% of the legislator are men Had only one woman representing 19% women locally County wide 17% Not…

CAB Take on Taiwan 2016: Preparations

In about 10 hours I’ll be heading out to the PGH Airport then in another 2 hours I will board a plane and begin my adventure to Taiwan. I’m super excited and grateful for this opportunity. Not only to visit and experience another country and their culture but to do so with some really good…

Racing and Finals

These past few months have been crazy. In March I ran a couple races the Brooks Happy Hour Run (5 miler option) and the Cook Forest Half Marathon. In April I finished up my second semester of college! Earlier this month I completed the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. More details/ break downs of my races can…

Advocacy 101

Goals: Lobbying Advocacy Get started Reach broad groups Hear ideas Expressing communication Grassroots Advocacy Media Ground Rules: Respecting opinions Not interrupting Space for all voices Relevant statements Diversity of opinions Active listening Door Knocking Exercise: Intro yourself Asking permission to talk about (whatever you’re there to discuss/ ask) Letting them know what you’re there for…

Break out Sessions:

Topic: communities Types of people who run: layers, educators, business peeps activists Speakers: Official website of Kelly Fraasch Article: Alka Patel, Bank of New York Mellon Corp. More on Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan City of Pittsburgh Council District 7 – More on Deb Gross Ladies go for it! Don’t wait to be asked, don’t “wait…

Ready to Run Part Deux

Campaigning Workshop This was an amazing workshop. I learned a lot about what it takes to campaign, how to help out in your community & ways to get involved without having to run for an office. We discussed some stats about women in politics – not very uplifting considering we’re in 2015 now and it…

Ready to Run

Last weekend I attended a couple of events, one on Friday: Pre-conference Women of Color in PA Politics, the other on Saturday: Ready to Run – Campaign Training for Women. The pre-conference was really amazing and it was really incredible to hear from some amazing women how are making positive changes in our lives. Here’s…