She Leads: Governing and Leading from City Hall Tuesday, January 21 | 4:30 PM

Mayors flyer

In cities across the U.S. women are winning elections and taking on executive leadership roles at the local level. Join the Women & Politics Institute for a bipartisan discussion with dynamic female mayors to explore women's political leadership at the executive level, moderated by WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin. Learn from those who are making a difference at the local level as we spotlight their governing principles and explore the challenges and opportunities they face as women leaders.

American University Main Campus, School of International Service Founders Room

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Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020 Wednesday, January 22 | 5 PM

Flyer with panelists for panel discussion

Join the Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation for a panel discussion on women's political participation in 2020.  We will present the findings from our new Gender on the Ballot poll of likely voters and learn more about what's driving women voters to step up and stand out in the political process.

Panelists Include:

Kate Jeffers, Associate, Benenson Strategy Group
Amanda Hunter, Research and Communications Director, Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Alexi McCammond, Politics Reporter, Axios
Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute (Moderator)

American University Main Campus, Kerwin Hall, Room 301

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Save the Date

  • March 4: International Women's Day Celebration with Female Ambassadors to the U.S.
  • March 23: Suffrage Centennial Book Talk: And Yet they Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote
  • April 9: Book Talk: The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

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