Why More Women Should Run for Elected Office And How to Get Started

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Online Webinar
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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*Co-Sponsored by the Women of Georgetown Group*

Women make up 53 percent of the American electorate yet they account for less than a quarter of all elected officials. While women make important contributions to virtually every aspect of American society, they are playing very minor roles in helping to make our laws and/or govern our communities.

It is estimated that at the current rate of women running for and winning political office, gender equity won’t be achieved until 2121, 200 years after women earned the right to vote.

In this webinar, nonpartisan political analyst Jennifer Duffy (C’85) will discuss the current status of women in elected office, and why it can and should change. The webinar is nonpartisan and aimed at women of all partisan stripes who might be thinking about running for office at any level of our democracy or simply want to help build the pipeline of women in elected office. The discussion will cover the following topics:

-Why women don’t run for elected office
-What motivates women who do opt to run for office
-The barriers women face when they are candidates
-How to prepare to become a candidate

About the Presenter:
Jennifer is the Senior Editor for The Cook Political Report, where she is responsible for U.S. Senate and Governors races. She has 30 years of experience in campaign politics, the last 27 of which have focused on non-partisan political analysis.

She has served as an off-air analyst for NBC News on Election Nights from 1996 through 2014. Jennifer has been quoted in numerous publications and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, PBS, and C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." In June of 2011, BusinessInsider.com named her one of the 13 savviest political analysts in the country. She is a frequent public speaker on elections and national political trends.

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