Young Women’s Political Summit 2013: Breakout Sessions

June 18, 2013

Session 1: 1:00pm-2:00pm

1. Quantifying the Value of Women in Business and Politics 2. How to Run as a Conservative Woman 3. Young Women’s Elected Panel: Voices from the Trenches 4. Personal Branding & Social Media 5. First Impressions: Perfecting Your Opening Pitch –Sponsored by Barbara Lee Foundation: Pitch Perfect
We all know that having more women in leadership is a good idea because we make awesome leaders. But did you know that studies show adding women to leadership makes companies more profitable, governments less corrupt and more collaborative? Join us at this panel to learn why adding more women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Calling all conservative women—we need you to run! And if you’re worried about breaking into politics or gaining party support, we’ve got you covered. Our powerful panel of experts will discuss some of the unique challenges impacting conservative women’s races, talk about efforts to recruit more conservative women to run, and offer the best strategies for a winning race. What’s it really like to be a young woman in office? Hear the firsthand experiences of our panel and learn about the challenges, the tips, and the off the record stories from women who have run, won and lost. You are great, and we know it. But projecting the right image is not always easy in the age of social media (as Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Anthony Weiner can attest!) We will help you avoid some pitfalls and teach you how to put your best self forward – online. The latest nonpartisan research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation provides a clear roadmap for introducing yourself to voters and showing them you are qualified. In this session we will teach you how to perfect your pitch to voters, how to choose your words wisely, and how to use traditional and new media to amplify your message.

 

Session 2: 2:10pm-3:10pm

1.The Well-Spoken Woman: Looking & Sounding Your Best 2. Old Boys Club: Building a Sisterhood –Sponsored by Women are Talking – Bonnie McDaniel 3. Name It, Change It: Don’t Turn the Other Cheek for Sexism in Politics –Sponsored by She Should Run 4. How Young Latinas are Shaping the Political Landscape –Sponsored by Univision 5. First Impressions: Perfecting Your Opening Pitch –Sponsored by Barbara Lee Foundation: Pitch Perfect
Most people would rather get a tooth pulled than speak in public. Christine Jahnke, author of the Well-Spoken Woman, will help improve your comfort level with this critical leadership skill. She’ll share what works in public speaking and how to give the best impression every time you stand up to speak. We’ve all heard the term “good old boys club” and for many generations we have tried to become members. Needless to say, we’re over it. Join this workshop to learn how we can build a powerful sisterhood of women in our country and around the world. Develop practical skills like identifying and making the right connections, building good support systems, and leveraging your network to help you tap into the sisterhood. It’s not news to any of us that sexist media attacks have done serious damage to women’s political campaigns. However, it may be news that the best response is a counterattack. Name It. Change It, a project of She Should Run, and its partner, Women’s Media Center, will share groundbreaking research along with the insights of women candidates and media experts. Come learn how women candidates can repair the damage done to their campaigns—and can even gather more support than they had before. Latinas are an emerging force in American politics. This panel will showcase some of the top Latina women working in politics and business. Our panelists will delve into what matters most to Latinas, how they are shaping the country’s political future, and how we can get more Latina’s prepared and ready to run. The latest nonpartisan research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation provides a clear roadmap for introducing yourself to voters and showing them you are qualified. In this session we will teach you how to perfect your pitch to voters, how to choose your words wisely, and how to use traditional and new media to amplify your message.

 

Session 3: 3:20pm-4:20pm

1. Messaging and Media Training: It’s What You Say and How You Say It 2. How to Ask for and Get What You Want 3. She Should Run:Like the Ceiling Can’t Hold Us –Sponsored by She Should Run 4. Financial Savvy for Political Success —Sponsored by State Farm 5. Fundrai$ing 101 & Beyond
Have some great ideas but you’re a little fuzzy on clearly conveying them? Does the thought of being interviewed on camera make you queasy? This workshop will help learn to craft and deliver an effective message and will help you avoid many of the common pitfalls of speaking to the media. Being a good negotiator can be the difference between getting a good job and getting a great job. It can mean the difference between being the lowest paid in the office to making what you really deserve. Come learn some pointers to become primo negotiator so you can reach your true potential. Women make up 18% of Congress. They hold just 24% of the state legislatures. And only 5 governors are women. Something is seriously wrong here. Ladies, if you’re part of the population, you can be part of the solution. Consider this your cordial invitation to change the world by running for office! Susie Orman tells us we have to own the power of money to control our future. But what does this mean in our careers and campaigns for public office. Join this panel led by the experts at State Farm as we delve into the best strategies for financial security and success. Asking for money is not a skill that comes naturally to most. Whether your running for office, raising money for a candidate or your favorite charity, developing your fundraising prowess is a powerful asset. It’s a skill that will set you apart. Come learn some tips to build a winning war chest and make the art of fundraising a little less painful.

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