Food for Thought: 10th Annual Report on the State of Women of the World
Thursday, November 21 at 6pm
Socializing at 6pm, dinner & program at 6:30pm
Women's University Club
1105 Sixth Avenue
Women Won BIG in November Elections: The State Senate, the Port of Seattle, Mayors in Mukilteo, Anacortes, Kent, Milton & Enumclaw and more than 100 women winners in City Council races!
It was a great day for local government in the region as women won many upset victories in the November 5th election -- from an upset new County Council member in Spokane, to Jan Angel who won the most watched campaign in the state (26th District State Senate). More than 100 women won elected office from Snohomish County to Olympia, making it a perfect time for celebrating women coming back into the elected office circle where we need them most - on the way to more women in higher office.
So get ready to join us on Thursday, November 21 at the Women's University Club at Sixth & Spring in downtown Seattle for our 10th Annual Report on the State of Women of the World. This will be a perfect time to meet some of these fabulous women who have just won - and listen to a dynamic speaker: Rebecca Sive, the best-selling author of "Every Day is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office from PTA to the White House." CWD co-founder, Cathy Allen, will deliver her annual international report on the status of women's leadership worldwide.
Early news: - the women in Rwanda whom CWD visited this past summer have managed a whopping 64% winning seats in the Lower House of Parliament to lead the world again in women's elected leadership.
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Guest speaker, Rebecca Sive, is the author of "Every Day is Election Day," the delightful and visionary look at how women can, should and will be running for office in greater numbers. From the PTA to the White House, Sive's book is a concise, inspiring and "must read" for any women who is even thinking she might run for office. One of her fresh revelations: when women build their visibility, influence and hold public office, they also increase their professional and civic leadership opportunities.
A founding member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Rebecca Sive began her professional career at the American Jewish Committee, founded one of the nation's first women's centers, and now teaches a course on women and public leadership at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies. A frequent columnist for the Huffington Post, Rebecca's articles have been picked up by USA Today, National Public Radio, and reported in the Washington Post.
Your sponsorship of this event would be noted as a sincere recognition of the role women play in our world, our country, our state and our region. Would you be willing to sponsor this celebration of women's leadership for $1,000? We will acknowledge our sponsors in an email to all of our members - a comprehensive list of women leaders from across the state. Your logo and website link will appear on our website. You will be listed on our invitation. You'll be invited to join us for a special reception with our guest speaker, Rebecca Sive. And you'll receive a complementary ticket to our annual March at the Governor's Mansion event, including a seat on our "rock star" buses we take to Olympia for this great event. Click here to sponsor.