A Call to Service: Women in Government

The 2010 election cycle is dubbed “the year of the woman” as record numbers of female candidates made the ballot across the nation. For a country where men are now a minority but only a small fraction of elected offices are filled by women, this is an important trend. On Sunday, Dec. 5 CSG's Henry Toll Fellowship Program will present a panel of Toll Fellows alumni for a discussion on how to encourage more women to enter the political pipeline and run for office in the future.

The session will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. from 2-3:30 p.m. as part of the CSG 2010 National Conference. Participants include Delaware Rep. Deborah Hudson, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta, Kansas Sen. Vicki Schmidt and North Dakota State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt. For complete bios on the panelists, visit www.csg.org/events.