Women in the Equality State today have a long way to go to reach the 30% “tipping point” experts say is necessary to effectively address gender issues in campaigns and in politics. Women represent just 18% of the Wyoming State Legislature, and 20% of elected state officials. That’s why the bipartisan members of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus have identified four priorities:
- Regular Gatherings
- Speaker’s Bureau
- Candidate Development
- Intern/Aide Program
To achieve these goals, members of the Caucus have participated in gatherings and workshops, as well as a luncheon with First Lady Nancy Freudenthal at the Governor’s Mansion. To encourage Wyoming women to run for office, the Caucus hosts an annual Leap into Leadership event for Wyoming women at the State Legislature in February and has provided scholarships to Wyoming women to attend the White House Project’s Go Run Political Leadership Training.