WLC Speaker Series: Women in Politics

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"Why Women in Politics Matter."
Join us October 11, 2018 for this Compelling Speaker Series Breakfast Hosted by our Women's Leadership Council!

Open to both women and men.

  • Why do women continue to be under-represented in elected office?
  • Why is the glass ceiling in politics so difficult for women to shatter?
  • What prevents women from running for political office? 
  • Does the voice of women matter in politics? If so, how and when?
  • What steps can be taken to achieve gender parity in politics?

More and more women are running for public office in 2018 than ever before but a huge gap in gender parity still remains. Hear what women politicians in Lake County have to say about this and their unique careers. Learn what research tells us about women as leaders in political office. Discover the unique challenges women running for office face and why we need to encourage more girls and women to consider political careers.

Come. Join us for breakfast and a compelling discussion on why women in politics matter.

We've assembled a panel of experts who will share their experiences and enlighten us on the particulars of being a woman in politics. 


Amber Thomas 
Chief Clinical Officer, Crossroads
Chair, Women's Leadership Council


  • Judge Karen Lawson, Lake County Juvenile Court
  • Lorraine Fende, Treasurer, Lake County Ohio Government
  • Alison Bataglia, Ph.D., Principal, Riso Consulting Group

Date:  Thursday, October 11

Time:  7:30 am - 9 am

Location:  American-Croatian Lodge, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd (& SOM Center Rd), Eastlake

Fee (Includes Breakfast):

  • $30 / person
  • $15 / Women's Leadership Council members & Young Leaders


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By Phone - Call 440.639.1131

Questions:  community@uwlc.org

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