Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) Activity

"The 2012 Project: A Year of Opportunity for Women in Energy, Technology and Science - Step Forward and Run."

Presented by Debbie Walsh, The 2012 Project

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

The U.S. has a poor track record of electing women. The 2010 election was the worst election for women in 30 years, resulting in a significant decline in the number of women serving in state legislatures. Less than 24 percent of state legislators nationwide are women. Less than 17 percent of the U.S. Congress is female. This under-representation of women in public office has a profound impact on policymaking. Enter the 2012 Project, a non-partisan, national campaign to increase the number of women in legislative office by identifying and engaging accomplished women 45 and older from under-represented fields and industries, like energy, technology and science. Come meet our panelists who will talk about their experiences serving in public office and working to elect women. They will explain why 2012 is such an important year and how vital it is that women in these fields run for public office. They will also help you connect with organizations that can further your bid to enter public service in practical, tangible ways. This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in making a difference in our country's future.

Hosted by: Kathleen Walker

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