“Winning With Women” Event Encourages Women to Run for Office
Denver, Colorado – COLORADO5050 presents an Oct. 4 event that will help demystify the process of running for office. Event organizers hope the panel discussion followed by networking will encourage more women to become candidates. The event –called Winning With Women –is being put on by Colorado 5050, a new group of concerned citizens that wants to promote gender parity in public life. “When women run for office, they win just as often as men win,” said Colorado 5050 Co-Founder Erin Hottenstein. “So why aren’t more women in office? Because they don’t run.” “Once women are in office, they’re good for the system,” she continued. “They seek more citizen input. They tend to facilitate and encourage cooperation.” Joining the panel discussion will be Congresswoman Diana DeGette, State Representative Leslie Herod, and former State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.
Susan Kirkpatrick, former mayor of Fort Collins said after participating in a Winning With Women training, “When women are elected to public office, they get things done. Research suggests that women perceive and use power differently than men do. There are benefits to communities when women participate in public policy making.” The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session, which organizers hope will foster new connections among women who are curious about running and people who want to support women running for office. Winning With Women takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, 6-9p.m., at the University of Denver, Denver, CO. 80208 Tickets are $15 (free for students) and can be purchased through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winning-with-women-tickets-33529452495
Childcare will be available for a small fee, provided that an RSVP is received by Oct.1. Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin Hottenstein at erin@PublicSpeakingForTheProfessional.com.
More information about Colorado 50/50can be found online at: https://www.facebook.com/Colorado5050/