The Women’s Center is sponsoring a student leadership training program called Elect Her-Campus Women Win, which will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Elect Her-Campus Women Win is a 4.5 hour training that is held on campuses and that teaches college women how to run for and win student government positions at their institutions such as the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The training covers skills such as how to mobilize a constituency, how to craft a message, and how to speak confidently and present oneself as a candidate. Outside experts and current and former student government officials speak to participants about their experiences and what they have learned from running for office.
In addition to leadership training through Elect Her-Campus Women Win, the Women’s Center wants to provide more college women the valuable experience of running for and serving on student government because there is a clear connection between service in student government and future political service. We strongly encourage women of all identities and backgrounds to apply. We recognize that women have many other identities in addition to their gender. It is important that women step into leadership roles to not only provide a voice for other women, but also for the other identities they might hold such as their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability status, religion, age and more.
This free training is open to undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Check out the website (http://diversity.umn.edu/women/electher) to learn more about the training, download the application, or fill out the application online.
In conjunction with its partners, the Women’s Center is pleased to have the opportunity to bring this training to the University of Minnesota. It is an exciting time for women in politics; as a result of this past election, there will be more women in Congress than ever before. Still, there is much work to be done. We believe it can happen here, right at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and we appreciate your help in making it happen.
For questions or for more information contact Sara Pennebecker at 612-625-0629 or .