10.16.19 When We Run, We Win: The Impact of Increased Participation of Women in Politics
The number of women participating in politics is on an upward trend, and the stakes in 2020 have never been higher. Please join us as we welcome Shannon Garrett, CEO of SMG Strategies, co-founder of VoteRunLead, and founding partner of Civicize.Me, who will share her analysis of the rising tide of women running for public office.
Ms. Garrett will discuss:
How to increase diversity in our elected representatives, including diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs, and leadership styles.
The public’s perception of women in leadership, and how the media’s portrayal of women as having an electability problem does not fit the factual poll results.
What the research shows about the effectiveness and leadership qualities of female candidates.
The role that imposter syndrome plays in keeping qualified and valuable women from taking the dive into politics.
The obstacles women face in running for office and how they overcome them.
Statistics, trends and future outlook for women candidates.
Wednesday, October 16th
5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration
5:30 – 7:00 pm Program and Q&A
25 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Accessible parking is available, please email for information.