Contact: LeeAnn Petersen at Leeann@womeninadvocacy.com
Washington, DC, April 1, 2020 – Organizers of the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference are proud to announce the theme for this year’s conference is “Extraordinary Women – The Superheroes Among Us.” The conference will take place on November 9 & 10 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. Early bird registration will open in May.
Women advocates are the unsung heroes of public policy. Each of us has a superpower we employ in our work whether it is storytelling, grassroots organizing, social media messaging, researching and synthesizing data, mentoring the next generation of advocates or managing others. This year’s theme is a salute to the women, the warriors, the justice seekers, the healers and the leaders among us. We are asking our participants “What is your superpower?”
In addition to several general sessions with noteworthy speakers the conference will feature programming in three tracks:
Communications: Topics to enhance the advocates ability to communicate to external & and internal channels, partnerships, public affairs, coalitions, stakeholder engagement.
Local, State and Federal Government Relations: Includes topics related to lobbying, government relations and public policy at all levels of government.
PACS, Politics and Grassroots: Covers topics related to the elections, voting, political parties, political engagement and grassroots organizing.
Professional Development and Coaching is not a separate track this year. Instead these sessions to help attendees be their best both personally and professionally will be interspersed throughout the agenda.
PWIA is not a membership organization so anyone can attend our events. Admission includes all conference sessions, breakfast and lunch both days. Information about PWIA is available on our website at www.womeninadvocacy.com and questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
About PWIA – Professional Women in Advocacy 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 views. The goal of this conference is to provide women in advocacy the information, tools and contacts they need to be successful representatives for their organization, issue 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 people 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.