YaleWomen - Women in Politics

YaleWomen - Women in Politics
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:00pm



Patti Russo’s presentations have rocked YaleWomen chapters in Atlanta, Cleveland, Greater Philadelphia, New York City, Utah and Washington, DC. Now we’re taking this conversation global!

Please join YaleWomen for a lively webinar conversation with Q&A about the importance of:

Women in Politics

Wednesday, October 19th

1pm Eastern

Free • Non-Partisan

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Patricia Russo, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign School at Yale University


Kathryn Lofton, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, Divinity, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Deputy for Diversity and Faculty Development, Yale University

In 2016, women remain underrepresented in elective political office, comprising only 19.4% of the US Congress, 24.4% of statewide elective offices, and 24.6% of state legislatures. Did you know that when women run for political office, they win at the same rate as men? But women in the United States are not running. Why not? What barriers—both internal and external—are holding women back? Does it matter whether women are creating the laws we live by? Do women govern differently than men?

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What is YaleWomen?  

YaleWomen is a Shared Interest Group (SIG) that operates under the auspices of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and Yale University. The mission of YaleWomen is To create a vibrant, engaged community of alums, drawn together by the common thread of our Yale experiences, that is committed to advancing women's voices and perspectives and to enriching and inspiring one another, Yale, and the world. During the past year, YaleWomen reached significant milestones: the Inaugural YaleWomen Award for Excellence, the release of videos from Gender Rules: Conversations About Access, Outcomes, and Equality, the first YaleWomen webinar “Confidence When it Counts,” and an ever growing number of chapters around the world! Join us as we Connect Women, Ignite Ideas, and Transform the World! YaleWomen is the recipient of AYA’s Outstanding SIG Event Award for its 2013 Global Conference, Vision, Values, Voice: Women Changing a Changing World, and the Outstanding Student Engagement Award for its 2014 Conference, Gender Rules: Conversations About Access, Outcomes, and Equality. YaleWomen operates under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and does not engage in any partisan politics, including legislation and candidates for elective political office.

What is the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University?

The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe. Its signature program is a five day, non-partisan, issue-neutral leadership political campaign training intensive and is held at the Yale Law School. This year the Women's Campaign School at Yale University celebrates over twenty years of inspiring and training women to lead.

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