WIG at Work: May 2021
Please join us in welcoming former Colorado State Senator
Nancy Todd as WIG Interim Executive Director!
"After 16 years of involvement with WIG as an elected official I am honored and humbled to re-join my service as the interim Executive Director of this stellar organization for Women In Government. I look forward to joining the search committee to make a smooth transition from our esteemed leader Lucy Gettman."
Honorable Nancy Todd, former Board Chair of WIG, WIG Interim Executive Director
May is National Osteoporosis Month and National Mental Health Month!
During this webinar, we discussed the first ever state-by-state data on the economic and human impact of osteoporotic fractures, revealing significant variation by state and by race and ethnicity and what legislators can do to have an impact. The total annual cost for osteoporotic fractures was estimated at $57 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to over $95 billion in 2040, as our population ages.
WIG hosted The Impact of America’s Osteoporosis Crisis on States
on May 17th @ 3:00 pm ET

  • Claire Gill, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation

  • Andrea J. Singer, MD, FACP, CCD, NOF Chief Medical Officer, Director of Women's Primary Care, Director of Bone Densitometry and Fracture Liaison Service, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Unable to attend?
Click here to view this recorded webinar!
2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT
11:00 am Alaska / 9:00am Hawaii
Join WIG on Tuesday, May 25th at 3:00 pm ET for a policy briefing featuring experts to discuss Maternal Mental Health, including screening, support, and treatment for mothers pre- and post-partum.
Join WIG on May 25th @ 3:00 pm ET for: Maternal Mental Health Awareness

  • Dr. Nazanin E. Silver, MD, MPH, FACOG, UPMC Pinnacle Women's & Children's Service Line, Women's Behavioral Health Specialists, Gynecologic Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, CEO and Founder Well Minds Consulting and Psychiatry

  • Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, Policy Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
Click here to register!
WIG Summer Summit Series registration is LIVE!

#WIGSummerSummit will be taking place on
Tuesday, June 22nd, Wednesday, June 23rd, Thursday, June 24th, Tuesday, June 29th,
and Thursday, July 1st
@ 3:00 pm ET

2:00 pm CT/1:00 pm MT/Noon PT/11:00 am AK/9:00 am HI

Join WIG to discuss engaging topics like:

  • Getting Routine Immunizations Back On Track
  • Post-Secondary Education to Inclusive and Equitable Workforce Readiness
  • Empowering Customers and Small Businesses
  • And more!

Click here to view agenda updates and to register!
Be sure to check out the latest WIG toolkit:
Advancing Policies for Quality Malnutrition Care in Older Adults
This toolkit helps raise awareness of the growing issue of malnutrition and provides examples of policy actions to prevent and treat malnutrition among older adults.

Click here to access the Toolkit for State Legislators!

Welcome Rhode Island State Representative
Deborah Ruggiero as WIG's newest State Director
Interested in becoming a
WIG State Director?

Women In Government is asking women state legislators to self-nominate or nominate a woman state legislator to serve in a leadership position as a WIG State Director.

Click here to see a list of current 2021 WIG State Directors and the application to become a WIG State Director today!
WIG recognized, honored, and celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
WIG was proud to partner with Olympia Symphony Orchestra to honor and celebrate
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

WIG Board Chair Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu was a featured speaker in this program.

To view the recording of this event,
click here!
Women In Government would like to congratulate all the hard working graduates and their families.
We know this past year has been difficult, we hope you enjoy celebrating all of your accomplishments!
Thank you for your consideration in supporting WIG's mission!
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