Teaching College Women to Lead at Elect Her!

March 25, 2013

University of North Carolina at Wilmington-February 2, 2013 by Chonya Davis Johnson

“What if?” was the thought of the day at the Elect Her Training at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington on February 2, 2013..  Guest speaker Elizabeth Redenbaugh shared her story of race relations and segregation in the North Carolina school system, followed by Dr. Jeanne M. Persuit, Stacey Baisden, and Hannah Braun.  The panelists spoke about women being ready to speak up, set with core values and equipped to go into places where women aren’t represented and stand up! The participants enjoyed the day and are ready to go out into the world and make a change.  To read more, click here!

Stony Brook University- March 1, 2013 By Rebecca Thompson

The Elect Her training at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY on March 1, 2013 exemplified how support encourages leadership.  The day began with a discussion about the importance of young women running for office.  Participants heard from newly elected NY State Assembly woman, 26 year old Nily Rozic. Participants also learned to develop a campaign strategy and the importance of developing a message.  To read more about these fantastic women student leaders, click here!  

Ithaca College-March 2, 2013 by Karen Defilippi

The Elect Her Training held at Ithaca College on March 2 followed the theme of “just say YES!”  The 50 participants, women and men, are now ready now more than ever to say YES to runningElect Her_Ithaca_logo-01 for student government.  The participants heard from Student Government Association representatives as well as NY State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton.  The training bellowed with excitement from beginning to end.  To read more about Ithaca women saying YES, click here!

North Carolina Central University- March 2, 2013 by Tara Andrews

Nearly 40 women attended the Elect Her training on March 2, 2013 at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NNCCUC.  This was NCCU’s first time hosting Elect Her on their own!  Last year, they joined forces with Duke University to host a training session at Duke University.  The day was full of inspirational moments as participants took time to reflect upon a woman leader that they admire.  Participants heard from the Honorable Cora Cole-McFadden, an alumna of NCCU and the first African American elected Mayor Pro Tempore of Durham.  Later in the day, another NCCU alumna, Starla Tanner spoke about campaign messaging and communications.  To read more about this wonderful training, click here!

Chico State- March 9, 2013 by Katie ShoreyChico State simulation winner

Spirits were high and enthusiasm filled the air at the Chico State Elect Her training on March 9.  The participants heard about running for office from Chico, California Mayor Mary Goloff and Councilwoman Anna Schwab.  Participants also learned of the importance of communication and the need for more women in leadership from Stephanie Hamel, Chico State Communication Studies Professor.  Women left Elect Her training feeling more confident in running for a position and more willing to jump at the opportunity.  To read more about this training, click here!


 Georgia State University-March 9, 2013 by Rebecca Thompson

At the Georgia State University Elect Her training on March 9, the importance of confidence played a key role.  Women were welcomed by Adriana Macchione, the first Latina ever elected as Vice President for GSU Student Government Association.  Participant heard inspiring words about the pursuit to “have it all” from State Elect Her_Georgia State logo-01Representative Stacey Abrams for the 84th District.  The day ended with women feeling more confident to stand in front of the crowd and enthused to continue being leaders.  Click here to read more about the women of GSU!


Sierra College-March 9, 2013 by Kelly Grace Gibson

Elect Her training was held on March 9 at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.  Nearly 40 men and women of all ages arrived to learn about leadership and to join the discussion as to why women should run for office.  Jennifer Montgomery, the Placer County 5th District Supervisor spoke about the dedication and passion sierra collegeneeded to make running for office worth it.  The President of Student Government, Carol Geis, also spoke, explaining the large role of the position.  At the end of the day, participants left with the message that “you shouldn’t have to run because you are a woman, quite the opposite, if you want to run, being a woman shouldn’t stop you.”  To read more, click here!




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