Creating the Old Girls Club: Breaking Barriers and Succeeding in Politics

April 17, 2012

“When will you run for office?” How many people have asked you that question? And have you actually considered it? In 2010, the number of women elected to Congress did not increase for the first time in history. Women face barriers of all kinds in the political playing field. Whether it’s due to external barriers such as the media, or feeling unqualified… women are losing the game. But there are opportunities for success! It’s time to believe it and start opening the doors to Congress. Join Sewall-Belmont and the Women’s Congressional Staff Association for an amazing discussion that will provide strategies and tips to overcoming barriers and achieving success in politics.

Moderator
Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post

Panelists
Sam Bennett, President of Women’s Campaign Fund
Jessica Grounds, Executive Director of Running Start
Dr. Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women & Politics Institute and Associate Professor, American University

Program will begin at 6:30pm, refreshments and networking to follow

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