Olympia Snowe to Headline 10th Annual Leap into Leadership

Olympia Snowe to Headline 10th Annual Leap into Leadership
Former Maine Senator to Deliver Keynote Address at Event Hosted by WyoWLC

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced that former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Leap into Leadership (L2L) February 27th & 28th, 2017 in Cheyenne.

“Senator Olympia Snowe epitomizes what it means to be an effective, collaborative leader. Her ability to work with others, find common ground and achieve thoughtful solutions through compromise is something we can all learn from,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Ruth Ann Petroff. “We are thrilled to have her as our keynote speaker for Leap Into Leadership and hope she will inspire others to continue to work together on a local, state and national level.”

“We are immensely proud that Leap Into Leadership is celebrating its 10th year –  continuing its mission of supporting female leadership in our great state,” said WyoWLC Co-Chair Mary Throne. “Diverse voices are essential to achieving balanced solutions that serve everyone in our state. It’s our hope that Leap Into Leadership will continue to encourage Wyoming women to be part of the conversation and take on leadership roles.”

L2L will be held February 27th & 28th at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne. The program will feature workshops, seminars and panel discussions on bolstering female leadership across Wyoming. Senator Snowe will deliver the keynote speech at the Legislative Dinner on February 27th. The full L2L agenda will be released in early January and made available at

Senator Snowe is the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both chambers of a state legislature and both chambers of Congress. She was the first Greek American woman to serve in Congress and the youngest Republican woman elected to the U.S. House.

Senator Snowe made the decision not to seek a fourth term in the U.S. Senate in order to take her fight for bipartisanship in a different direction. She authored the book Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate In Congress and now serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center where she harnesses her insider’s knowledge to promote civility and change from outside of Congress.

To register for the dinner or the full L2L program, please visit The cost for attending the entire program is $60 if registered before January 31st, or $75 if registered after the 31st.  Cost for the dinner and reception is only $40. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact Jessica Jaubert at 307-203-6288 for details.

About the WYWLC
The Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, sponsored by The Equipoise Fund, 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.

The Equipoise Fund is a nonprofit, private operating foundation with a mission to energize, enrich and encourage the vision, voice and visibility of the women and girls of Wyoming.

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