Culture Connect Featured Event
Empowering Future Leaders and Inspiring Change
Celebrate Women’s History with a Discussion of Women and Power
March 13th, Noon at Connecticut’s Old State House
From Ella Grasso, the first woman in the U.S. to be elected Governor in her own right, to Denise Nappier, the first African-American woman in the nation elected State Treasurer, Connecticut has a proud tradition of women serving in government. But while women make up more than half the population of the state, less than one third of the legislators in the Connecticut House of Representatives are women and only one quarter of the Connecticut Senate is female. At the federal level, the numbers are even more dismal. What’s holding women back from holding office? How can we get more women to run? Join the discussion with one of Connecticut’s most successful politicians Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Patricia Russo, the director the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, and Katherine Wiltshire, director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Bring your lunch and enjoy this free program on Tuesday March 13th at noon at Connecticut’s Old State House.
Add your opinions as media personality Diane Smith hosts a panel discussion with these women leaders, and two of the campaign school’s graduates, who are now making an impact in politics in their hometowns, Gayle Weinstein, First Selectman of Weston, and Kelly Luxenberg, Manchester Board of Education member.
Wondering what it takes to run for office? Get hands-on advice from the experts and celebrate Women’s History Month by finding out about the women who have shaped history in our state.
Registrations are not required but encouraged. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/OSH2012Lecture or call 860-522-6766 to make your reservation today!