Running & Winning
TBD in May 2021
On April 11, 2019, the League of Women Voters of Westchester, the Association of American University Women, and the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester, with financial support from the Westchester Community Foundation, hosted their 8th annual Running & Winning Workshop. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic. The 2021 event will occur in a virtual format. Additional details to follow.
Despite the 19th Amendment codifying women’s suffrage rights in 1920, women are still chronically underrepresented in all levels of government nearly 100 years later. One way to reach greater representational parity for women is to develop leadership potential in the young women of our county.
This day-long workshop gives young women* in high school the opportunity to explore public service as a career. During the workshop, students talk with local female* elected officials about their experiences in politics, explore their own leadership abilities and develop teamwork skills working with other students to create and present an issue-driven mock campaign.
Women elected officials representing Westchester constituents at all levels of government will speak with the female high schools students about how they got started in politics, the challenges they faced, and how they persevered and succeeded.
* LWVW uses an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcomes all people who identify as such to this program.
Please contact LWVSyouthprograms@gmail.com for more information.