Women Run As They Are
On July 22, over 50 women from RI and nearby states joined GCRI Member Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) and VoteRunLead to learn about what it takes to run for political office. Senator Gayle Goldin, Providence City Council President Sabina Matos, East Greenwich Town Council President Suzanne Cienki and Karina Holyoak Wood shared from their campaign experiences, and participants learned about the nuts and bolts of campaigning.  Fully 40% attending said they plan to run for office in the next five years, and several more plan to support other women running for office.

Another GCRI Member, Amica Insurance, helped sponsor the event.  The workshop was the first in WFRI’s “Through a Gender Lens” training series.  In September, a session will address unconscious gender bias, and a November session will focus on making workplaces more successful through gender parity.  WFRI will also be hosting a Cocktails and Conversations networking event sponsored by 10,000 Small Businesses on September 13th.  More information