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2020 Leap Into Leadership Registration Begins

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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Leap into Leadership 2020

Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces Transition in Leadership

October 17, 2019

CONTACT: Jessica Jaubert
307-203-6288, info@wyowlc.org

Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Announces Transition in Leadership

Kate Debow Hayes, from High Ground Coaching and Development, will lead WyoWLC as Coordinator

 Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced today Kate Debow Hayes of High Ground Coaching and Development will be their new Coordinator.

Kate has dedicated the past several years to providing leadership training, professional and personal development, as well as candidate development to women in Wyoming. She will be attending the Campaign Management College in December in Washington, DC, which will serve to strengthen the programs and discussions around women running for office in Wyoming.

She has attended several past Leap into Leadership programs and is thrilled to bring her passion and knowledge to the WyoWLC and its Leap into Leadership programs.

Past Coordinators Kristin Walker and Jessica Jaubert will collaborate with Kate through Leap into Leadership 2020 to ensure a seamless transition of leadership.

“We are excited to bring Kate onboard and look forward to the ideas and passion she will bring to WyoWLC,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson. “Kate frequently travels across the state, and we hope to bring some of these programs to women in their communities.”

“The number of Leap into Leadership participants grows each year as we’ve strengthened the content of our programs,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis. “Kate’s knowledge and ideas will ensure the program continues to flourish for the benefit of Wyoming women.”

“Leap into Leadership has been a cornerstone of encouraging women to run for office for 13 years, and we are confident Kate will continue to build upon our programming and bring new ideas to the organization,” says WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Cathy Connolly. “Her experience with leadership programs and passion for our mission will serve us well as we continue our outreach to women.”

With this change in leadership, the WyoWLC will be based in Riverton, Wyoming. WyoWLC’s new mailing address is Post Office Box 882, Riverton, Wyoming, 82501. Their website wyowlc.org and email address info@wyowlc.org will remain the same.


 About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, a Wyoming nonprofit, is a non-partisan organization that advocates for greater participation of women in leadership roles across the state of Wyoming. The Caucus founded and continues to run ‘Leap into Leadership’ programs in communities across the state to inform, educate and engage Wyoming women in leadership roles in both the public and private sector.

2017 Local Casper Leap into Leadership Agenda

Leap into Leadership Casper

2017 Event Agenda


Casper Regional Training Center

2220 Bryan Stock Trail

Casper, Wyoming 82601


8:00 am – 8:30 am: Sign in & Registration

8:30 am: Welcome & program introduction by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Rewiring Leadership Part I: Cultivating Great Leaders and Great Lives 

Our world is getting busier, faster, fuller. Each of us must process 5 times more information on a daily basis than 25 years ago. Now is the time to learn new skills to manage today’s pressures. Led by Sara Flitner, Rewiring Leadership combines neuroscience and pragmatic mindfulness tools to deepen effectiveness and connections.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Make It Happen: Overcoming Barriers to Public Service

A panel discussion moderated by former Representative Rosie Berger on the unique challenges women face in their pursuit of leadership roles. Featuring panelists Representative Debbie Bovee, Casper Councilwoman Amanda Huckabay and Natrona County School Board Trustee Toni Billings.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm:  Rewiring Leadership Part II: Developing Soft Skills 

“Soft skills” like resilience, self-awareness, empathy, and focus are proving to be the skills of the future, with top employers like Apple and Google working to cultivate these skills in their team members. Why? Because those skills are the underpinning for productive, effective leaders and what develops high levels of well-being in the workplace. During this session, led by Sara Flitner, you will learn to build the mental muscle that leads to better ways of navigating today’s challenges

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: One Step at a Time: Building a Civic Resume that Positions You for Success

Former Representative Rosie Berger leads a workshop on identifying opportunities to build your civic resume while developing new skills and expanding your network.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Evaluations and Closing by Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus leadership

Leap into Leadership Announces Casper Event Agenda

NEWS RELEASE                    CONTACT: Kristin Walker

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017           307-690-4705, info@wyowlc.org

Leap into Leadership Announces Casper Event Agenda

Local Workshop to Focus on Resiliency, Civic Resume Building & Overcoming Obstacles 

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced a local Leap into Leadership workshop will be held in Casper, Wyoming on Wednesday, October 5th at the Casper Regional Training Center.

“From serving on a local school board or in the state legislature, to owning your own business or heading up civic organizations, there are endless opportunities for women to make a meaningful difference across our state,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson.

“Casper is an incredible community with tremendous talent,” continued WyoWLC Co-Chair Cathy Connolly. “We are pleased to bring Leap into Leadership to Casper and hope women throughout central Wyoming will be able to join us.”

“Leap into Leadership is designed for any woman looking to cultivate or grow their leadership skills – be it personally, professionally or in the public arena,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis. “We want women to be a part of the leadership conversation and to seek out opportunities they might not have previously considered. Leap into Leadership will give you the tools, resources, confidence and encouragement to do just that.”

Leap into Leadership Casper will be held Wednesday, October 5th at the Casper Regional Training Center. The program will feature workshops, seminars and panel discussions on bolstering female leadership across Wyoming. Speakers include former Representative and WyoWLC founder Rosie Berger, Representative Debbie Bovee, Councilwoman Amanda Huckbay, and former Mayor of Jackson Sara Flitner of Flitner Strategies. The full Leap into Leadership Casper agenda may be found at www.wyowlc.org.

Workshop topics and discussions will range from developing leadership skills including resiliency, self-awareness, empathy and focus; overcoming barriers to public service; and building a civic resume that positions you for success.

To register for the Casper Leap into Leadership workshop, please visit https://wyowlc.org/leap-into-leadership/register/. The cost for attending the entire program is $45 if registered before September 30th, or $50 if registered after the 30th. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Jessica Jaubert at 307-203-6288 or info@wyowlc.org for details.

About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for greater participation of women in leadership roles across the state of Wyoming. The Caucus founded and continues to run ‘Leap into Leadership’ programs in communities across the state to inform, educate and engage Wyoming women in leadership roles in both the public and private sector.


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