On September 19, 2017 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference will host its first advocacy workshop in the Atlanta region at the Jimmy Carter Center. The program for the day features several notable speakers from Atlanta and Washington, D.C. and is designed to give advocates the tools they need to be successful representatives of their issue, organization or cause. To view the agenda, please click here.
The workshop will start with welcome remarks from Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and candidate for Governor of Georgia.
Next is a session on crafting your advocacy message featuring Lauren Fralick of GeorgiaLink, Brionte McCorkle of Sierra Club, and Moderator Kristal Swim of Allison + Partners. Participants will then learn which social media platforms work best for advocacy from a panel featuring Moderator Sojourner Marable Grimmett of National Church Residences, Jill Nguyen of Phone 2 Action and Dorian Wanzer of the National Association of Community Health Centers.
PWIA will then present keynote remarks by Emmy Award winning television news reporter and producer Lauren Hudson.
The program resumes with a look at Tools, Technology and Tactics for the Modern Advocate presented by Ann Dermody of CQ Advocacy Solution and featuring Tamiko Lowry-Pugh representing Marsy’s Law Georgia, and Marian Woods.
The workshop has been generously sponsored by CQ Advocacy Solutions, Marsy’s Law Georgia, Georgia Link Public Affairs, McGuire Woods, National Association of Community Health Centers.
Special thanks to our marketing partners Susan G. Komen of Atlanta, Atlanta Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Spelman College and Agnes Scott College.
PWIA will top off the day with a crowd favorite session “Been there Done that – Words of Wisdom from Women of Distinction.” The panel features some of Atlanta’s most notable women: Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, Ann Wilson Cramer, Senior Consultant, Coxe Curry & Associates; retired IBM Director Americas Corporate Citizenship (Moderator).
The event concludes with a networking reception.
PWIA is not a membership organization so anyone can attend our events. The cost to attend is $199 for private sector and $150 for government and non-profits. Fee includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and reception. Information is available on our website at www.womeninadvocacy.com and questions regarding sponsorship can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) believes that when women are involved at the highest levels of policy making, everyone benefits. In order to get and keep our seat at the public policy table, we must be equipped to competently and confidently represent our viewpoint. The goal of our events is to provide women in advocacy the information, tools and contacts they need to be successful representatives for their organization or cause. We achieve this by hosting substantive policy discussions, teaching the latest methods and strategies in advocacy and filling the room with network contacts that help attendees do their job at the highest possible level. This conference is perfect for women (and men) working in all areas of advocacy including federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, community relations, public policy, legislation, Congressional relations, community activism, political engagement and campaigns. Attendees will hear from successful lobbyists and communicators, elected officials, professional staff, industry experts, and public policy specialists on a wide variety of how-to topics relevant to legislative and regulatory advocacy.