2009 Path to Politics Seminar Series

January 29, 2009

18 Millions Cracks: What 2008 Accomplished–and Changed–for Women in

  • Speaker: Julia Piscitelli
  • Venue: Hunton & Williams
    1900 K Street, NW

    Washington, DC

February 20, 2009

Immigration in America: What You Need to Know

This is the first of Running Start’s policy sessions where we review hot topics and give you the information you need to form a position on issues. In this session we will discuss the different sides of the immigration debate, and what the political ramifications are of each position.

  • Speakers: Marc Rosenblum, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
    Irene Kinya Mururu, Constituent Service Representative for Congresswoman Donna Edwards (U.S. Rep. D-MD)
  • Venue: Korn/Ferry International
    1700 K Street NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC (map)

March 30, 2009

How to Work with the Parties to Help Your Campaign

We will discuss the challenges and support women can expect from their political party. Speakers will be from national and state parties, from both sides of the aisle.

  • Venue: McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
    1900 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC (map)

April 15, 2009

Networking Lunch

  • Venue: Winston & Strawn, LLP
    1700 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC (map)

May – Postponed due to Women to Watch Awards

June 30, 2009

Leading at the Local Level

Not everyone can run for Congress—and not everyone wants to. This panel will feature 2 or 3 women who successfully ran for and are serving at the local level.

  • Speakers: Commissioner Brianne K. Nadeau
    Delegate Anne Kaiser
  • Venue: 700 12th Street, NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20006 (map)

September 30, 2009

Running (and Serving) with Children

Running for and serving for office with children is a challenge. Here we will talk to women who have made it work who will share their secrets of success with us.

  • Speaker: VA Congressional Candidate Krystal Ball
  • Venue: PRTM Worldwide
    1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20006 (map)


Networking Lunch

Come meet and network with women from all over Washington!

  • Venue: Brown Rudnick LLP601 13th St NW
    Sixth Floor, South
    Washington, DC 20005 (map)


You Won! Now What?

This panel features 2 or 3 currently elected young women who will talk about how their personal and professional lives changed after they were elected, and how winning met, exceeded or fell short of their expectations. Here aspiring women candidates can get a better sense of what they really want to run for, what they are able to accomplish, and the steps they need to make the most of it after they win, including building and maintaining a support system.

  • Speaker: MD State Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
  • Venue: The Fund for American Studies
    1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC (map)