"Women at the Table of Power"
September 18-20, 2011
Over 120 state legislators and community activists came to Washington, DC for the 2011 WiLL/WAND conference, “Women at the Table of Power.” Members from 34 states heard from distinguished speakers, participated in top-notch training, and took their message to Capitol Hill! Congresswoman Donna Edwards welcomed participants to our nation’s capitol. We honored former WiLL member, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, with our Torchbearer Award. Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher told the crowd how important women’s voices are in making the world a safer place for all people. And the Truman National Security Project and ReThink Media helped participants hone their communication skills.
Please check back often for more updates, resources, and photos from the conference. Thank you to everyone who attended the conference and made it such a success!
Senator Jeanne Shaheen receives the 2011 Torchbearer award. Pictured left to right: State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (GA), WiLL President; Susan Shaer, WAND Executive Director; State Representative Evalyn Merrick (NH); State Representative Cindy Rosenwald (NH); U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH); Eileen Kirlin, Executive Vice-President, SEIU; State Representative Jenna Roberts (NH); State Representative Jennifer Daler (NH); State Representative Julie Brown (NH); and State Representative Phyllis Katsakiores (NH).