|“Through A Gender Lens” Workshop Series on Tap|
|The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s Program Committee has created a new workshop series entitled “Through A Gender Lens,” sponsored in part by Amica Insurance.
The first installment of the series will be a workshop called “Run As You Are.” The program features women who have run for office or conducted campaigns and is meant to inspire more women to get involved politically.
Research shows that when women make up 30% or more of lawmaking or decision making, that the policies that result are better for women and their families, regardless of political affiliation. And while the Rhode Island Governor is female and 30% of our State House Representatives and Senators are women, women are still underrepresented in local elected offices and Congress.
This hands on workshop for women considering running for office, as well as those who want to support other women who run, will include stories from the campaign trail, brainstorming and information about the steps to run a successful campaign.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, from 9-2:30. Featured speakers include Senator Gayle Goldin (D), Providence City Councillor Sabina Matos (D), East Greenwich Town Councillor Sue Cienki (R) and Karina Holyoak Wood, who co-led the campaign to recall Kevin Jackson.