Events From Our Community

Women’s Congressional Staff Association Panel Discussion

Join the Women’s Congressional Staff Association next Tuesday for a discussion of women in politics.

Creating the Old Girls Club: Breaking Barriers and Succeeding in Politics
Tuesday, April 17th
6:30 PM
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

“When will you run for office?” How many people have asked you that question? And have you actually considered it? In 2010, the number of women elected to Congress did not increase for the first time in history. Women face barriers of all kinds in the political playing field. Whether it’s due to external barriers such as the media, or feeling unqualified… women are losing the game. But there are opportunities for success! It’s time to believe it and start opening the doors to Congress. Join Sewall-Belmont and the Women’s Congressional Staff Association for an amazing discussion that will provide strategies and tips to overcoming barriers and achieving success in politics.

Panelists
Dr. Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women & Politics Institute and Associate Professor, American University
Jessica Grounds, Executive Director, Running Start
Sam Bennett, Women’s Campaign Fund
Moderated by Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, Washington Post
Program will begin at 6:30pm, refreshments and networking to follow.

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is located on Capitol Hill at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE, next to the Hart Senate Office Building.

GLIFFA Springtime Women’s Happy Hour

GLASS is co-sponsoring GLIFFA’s springtime women’s happy hour. We will be joined by special guests Nancy Sutley (Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality), the most senior openly lesbian appointee in the administration, and Mira Patel (Special Advisor, Secretary’s Policy Planning Office at the State Department), who has played a key role in global LGBT initiatives.

Thursday, May 3rd
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Science Club
1136 19th Street Northwest (a few blocks south of Dupont Circle)

Please look for the “GLIFAA” signage in the foyer for direction to our private reserved space for the evening.

Co-sponsored by:

  • GLASS (Gays, Lesbians & Allies Senate Staff Caucus)
  • The LGBT Congressional Staff Association
  • World Bank GLOBE
  • IMF GLOBE
  • Library of Congress GLOBE
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