CWCC Young Professionals, together with our Public Affairs Committee, presents this unique educational event to hear from women in elected government positions in Colorado and how we can get more female representation in all types of government roles.
Although a record number of female representatives were elected to government office nationwide and in Colorado last year, women still only comprise 23.7% of the members in Congress and make up 28.7% of all state legislators nationwide. Women tend to need to be invited or asked to run five to seven times.
Research has also shown that female politicians are more likely to substantively advance women's rights in areas such as pay equity, violence against women, health care, and family policy. It is well known that when women are supported and in a better position to thrive, the family unit is better positioned to thrive, which in turns helps the community. Besides the legislature, we need more women in all government roles, such as County Commissioners, RTD, City Council, Attorney General, etc.
So, what can we do to get more women involved in all levels of government and elected positions here in Colorado?
We will hear from a group of female leaders, in a variety of elected government roles to learn more about what opportunities are available and:
What motivates women to run?
What challenges do they face?
How do we get more women into elected positions?
Join us for this lively and informative conversation.
Representative Brianna Titone (HR-27)
Representative Kim Ransom (HR-44)
RTD Director Shontel Lewis
Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe
Denver City Council, Debbie Ortega
Emcee: Michal Rosenoer, Executive Director, Emerge Colorado