BROOKLYN COLLEGE WOMEN TAKE THE POLITICAL LEAD
New voices. New visions. New leadership.
The White House Project’s “Go Lead!” Training Program Kicks Off for 2010
Political Leadership Training
Friday, January 8, 2010
Brooklyn College Student Center
Campus Road & East 27th Street, 6th Floor
The White House Project and Brooklyn College have announced their partnership to bring the award-winning Vote, Run, Lead training program to the women of the Brooklyn College community.
To kick off 2010 with their political leadership training program, the WHP will train 100 women on January 8, from 8am-8pm, featuring activist and writer Kevin Powell, Binghamton City Council Woman Lea Webb, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, New York State Assemblywomen Joan Millman and Rhoda Jacobs.
The Brooklyn College training, Go Lead, is a unique daylong event which aims to inspire young women to enter the world of politics by teaching innovative skills and strategies needed to run for office. The overall goal is to foster a positive environment in which young women can actively contribute to, and transform the political arena. From fundraising to public speaking, campaign management to coalition building, Vote, Run, Lead offers the vital nuts-and-bolts skills and network of support to help women lead politically and succeed.
“We need a massive effort to recruit, train, and support women running for office,” said Marie Wilson, President and Founder of The White House Project. “Go Lead empowers women to be at the forefront of politics by providing innovative skills, strategies, and networks for leadership.”
Go Lead will serve as the foundation for young, smart, ambitious women of Brooklyn College to pursue promising futures in politics.
“Now is the perfect time to embrace change and to get involved with such a strong collaborative effort that aims to better women and society overall,” said Professor Namita Manohar, Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program at Brooklyn College.
The White House Project is a national, nonpartisan organization which works to advance a critical mass of diverse women into leadership. The organization has trained over 9,000 women nationwide through their award-winning Vote, Run, Lead program since 2004. For more information, please visit www.thewhitehouseproject.org