Network with current and future elected officials at a Leap Into Leadership reception on Sept. 15 in Casper, Wyo.
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is hosting a networking reception from 5-7:30 pm at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, 1501 N. Popular Street, in Casper.
This event is being held on the evening prior to the meeting of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Legislative Committee. It should be a great opportunity for anyone thinking of running for office to visit with legislators about their experience campaigning and serving as an elected official.
The mission of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is to increase the leadership skills and potential of Wyoming women through events, trainings, networking, and resources.
Please RSVP to Annie Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 10.
This event is sponsored by the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, with support from The Equipoise Fund and the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces New Leadership
Annie Woods and Lisa Johnson, from Orbis, will lead WyoWLC as Coordinators
Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced today that Annie Wood and Lisa Johnson, from Orbis Advantage, Inc., will be the new Planning Coordinators.
Lisa is an enterprising idea person who likes to share with others to help in their business and personal success. Her economic development career has spanned 20+ years and three states, with leadership roles at the county, regional and state level. She founded Orbis to enjoy the advantage of working on unique consulting on projects while being actively involved on her husband’s family ranch at LaGrange, Wyoming.
Annie is a problem solver who enjoys bringing teams together to develop and execute solutions. She has worked in communications and economic development for more than fifteen years, as well as briefly venturing into the private industry of large manufacturing. In her part-time, Annie is also a small business owner handling aviation ground operations.
They have both attended many Leap into Leaderships programs and are excited to bring their skills, knowledge and passion to the Leap programs. This will be a building year and they plan to use social media as a platform to engage while we are still transitioning to in-person events. Annie will be the main point of contact, with Lisa providing support.
Annie and Lisa will be assuming the role from Kate Hayes, High Ground Coaching and Development, who led the program for the last year. They will be working together throughout 2021 to ensure a smooth transition.
“We are excited to bring the team onboard and look forward to the ideas and passion they will bring to WyoWLC,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson. “Annie and Lisa work with the Legislature and we hope they bring that knowledge to our audience.”
“We look forward to the ideas and knowledge Annie and Lisa bring and hope to continue to see this program thrive and bring opportunities to Wyoming women,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis.
“Leap into Leadership has been a cornerstone of encouraging women to run for office for 14 years, and we are confident Annie and Lisa will continue to build upon our programming and bring new ideas to the organization, says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Cathy Connolly. “Their experience with Legislature and passion for our mission will serve us well as we continue our outreach to women.”
Their website is wyowlc.org and the email address is email@example.com remains the same.
This year’s Leap Into Leadership is gearing up and Registration is open.
Join us February 18/19th in Cheyenne for two days of networking, leadership and campaign discussions.
The event begins at 12:30 Tuesday, February 18th at Little America. We will be discussing Grassroots Campaigning with women from around the state that have actually run for office – both successfully and unsuccessfully! There will be an engaging panel about Board Service, how it can improve your leadership skills, create opportunities to serve and open avenues of connection you may not have expected. Plus, new this year – we will be featuring women in a TedTalk style venue! We will be hearing Tales from the Campaign Trail – real life stories of what it is like out there running for office, creating moments of insight, indecision and comedy! This is a don’t miss addition to our program this year.
The day will be capped off with a Cocktail Reception and Legislative Dinner. Meet and mingle with your elected representatives as they join us for an evening of inspiration!
With the goal of celebrating women in our state and looking towards the future for women in Wyoming, the WyoWLC is thrilled to announce Abigail Harrison, founder of The Mars Generation as our keynote speaker. “Astronaut Abby” will be inspiring us with her incredible story of determination, innovation and how a whole generation is thriving and inspired through STEM study and dreams of space exploration.
The following morning, we reconvene at the State Capitol for a breakfast and chat with Superintendent of Public Education Jillian Balow. Always there to lift women up, Superintendent Balow will share her own stories of campaigning and life in the Capitol. This will be followed by an exclusive tour of the newly remodeled Capitol Building.
Your Leap into Leadership experience concludes with a visit to the joint session, where we will be introduced to the full House and Senate.
WyoWLC acknowledges those that came before and lifted others up. Join us this year as we look forward into the future – and beyond! We hope to see you there.
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