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Pacific Lutheran University was selected as one of 20 campuses nationwide to host this year’s Elect Her workshop series sponsored by the national American Association of University Women (AAUW). Elect Her, a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, encourages and trains young women to run for student government on their campuses
The Elect Her initiative acknowledges the necessity to build the pipeline of women running for office in order to diminish the long-standing political leadership gender gap.
The initiative consists of a full continuum of programming to empower females from high school onward to view themselves as political candidates.
In all, the workshop aims to prepare young women for future political service and other leadership positions in their communities and in their professional lives.
The Women’s Center and ASPLU are sponsoring the event this year.
With a focus on political participation as a venue for change, our goal for this training is to begin to increase the number of women who serve in on-campus leadership positions, and provide the tools and knowledge to successfully accomplish this. This initiative will bring together a diverse pool of female students and leading elected officials for a day of education and inspiration.
To attend, women from around campus were nominated by faculty and staff members such as professors, Resident Assistant Directors and group leaders around campus.
Elect Her will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 5, in the Scandinavian Cultural Center. There is a free catered lunch provided and active female politicians will be speaking.