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…

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…