September 29, 2015
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

Women in West Virginia: Now Ready to Run ®
West Virginia Commission on
the Status of Women
CAWP's newest Ready to Run ® partner, the West Virginia Commission on the Status of Women, hosted their first program last weekend in Charleston. The program featured West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who offered words of inspiration and wisdom to the women contemplating their own political careers. CAWP's own Jean Sinzdak presented "Changing the Face of Politics: Why Women Should Run;" other speakers included Marybeth Beller, associate professor of political science at Marshall University; West Virginia Delegate Barbara Fleischauer; former Secretary of State Betty Ireland; Gayle Manchin, member of the State Board of Education; Theresa Miller, former Monongalia City Councilmember; former Delegate Meshea Poore; Charleston City Councilmember Susan Salisbury; and Jen Wood Cunningham, director of university relations at WVU Tech. As one participant noted, "I left the program energized and ready to do anything!"

Next Career: Campaign Operative?
More than two dozen women attended Political Campaign Careers for Women, CAWP's latest workshop offering as part of the Ready to Run® Campaign Training for Women. Political strategist Eva Campbell of Expert Communications and Training, Inc. addressed the ins and outs of developing and managing campaigns, explained the various ways to work in campaign politics, and provided a resource guide for next steps in political careers. A panel of career campaign operatives, moderated by Campbell,  dispensed invaluable advice for those just getting started, capping an information-packed day. 
Political Campaign Careers panel led by Eva Campbell (r). From l to r. Wendy Martinez, 1868 Public Affairs; Amanda Woloshen, Office of Congressman Leonard Lance; Amberle Gilroy, Turnkey Productions; and Safanya Searcy, SEIU.
Wanted: Women Public Leaders
CAWP's Teach a Girl to Lead™ Ally of the Month is looking for women who want to break through the glass ceiling, increase their power and influence, and help make the world a better place. The Women in Public Leadership executive education program of the University of Chicago, launching November 16-20, 2015, gives participants access to prominent female leaders and distinguished scholars who will offer tested strategies and firsthand advice on how to break through the glass ceiling. Participants walk away with new skills and confidence to achieve top leadership roles in government, politics, philanthropy and advocacy. Sign up before the Oct 15th enrollment deadline!
Next Step for CAWP's 2015 Lipman Lecturer
Michel Martin, 2015 Senator Wynona Lipman Lecture on Women's Political Leadership
Michel Martin, who gave the 2015 Senator Wynona Lipman Lecture on Women's Political Leadership, has been named host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Anyone who attended Martin's compelling lecture will know that she's someone well worth hearing! If you missed it, you can listen here - and you'll also find many other past Lipman lectures on CAWP's YouTube channel.
New Analysis from Presidential Gender Watch 2016: On the Bias
On the Presidential Gender Watch 2016 website, Professor Kelly Dittmar digs down into gender bias in presidential campaign coverage, with special attention to issues raised by candidate Donald Trump. Like what you see? Make sure to sign up for regular PGW updates and connect with PGW on Facebook and Twitter.

Advice for Women Candidates - from a CAWP Favorite
Chris Jahnke, the communication guru who's #1 on CAWP's must-have list for Ready to Run ® every year, offers debate guidance for presidential candidate Carly Fiorina - and women in general - in US News.  And there's much more from Jahnke on how to be a well-spoken woman.
Feminists and Fiorina
The New York Times reports on the reactions of liberal feminists to candidate Carly Fiorina: a mix of admiration for her  performance and  dissent from her viewpoints.
Votes for Women?
NPR looks into a study of voter attitudes toward women in office and their votes in mixed-gender elections. 
Advice for the Next Nashville Mayor
The Tennessean asks pioneering Tennessee political women for their advice for newly elected Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

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