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Diversity of experience and perspective in organizations is powerful. This is especially true in representative government. The Governing Institute celebrates the contributions that the 24 women below make every day as public servants. They give voice to critical issues, are genuinely interested in what is best for their constituents and add a diversity of opinion that makes our democracy better. They are knowledgeable, driven and courageous, and we express our gratitude and respect for their service.
This cohort of the Women in Government Leadership Program comprises the inaugural class in a new, ongoing project of the Governing Institute. The program creates a bipartisan, national network of women thought leaders. They will build relationships across city and state boundaries. They will meet together throughout the year for leadership development and job-critical training. And they’ll serve as mentors for future generations of women serving in government. We look forward to seeing the power and impact of these influential women now and in the future.
I’m honored to extend our congratulations to the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2015!
-- Julia Burrows, director of the Governing Institute
Class of 2015:
The Women in Government Leadership Program is a special initiative of the Governing Institute. This professional network of accomplished women in state and local government provides a community in which members share their experiences, mentor colleagues and encourage future generations of women in public service. The 24 women in the program’s inaugural cohort -- the Class of 2015 -- were elected and appointed officials from state and local governments across the country. The group includes Democrats and Republicans from 19 different states. To nominate an individual, click here.