February, 2013 – WOMEN ON THE RUN



Campaign Leadership Training to Be Held Friday, February 15, 2013

at the Junior League of the Palm Beaches Headquarters in West Palm Beach

Palm Beach County – On Friday, February 15, 2013, the Political Institute for Women will conduct a Campaign Leadership Training geared specifically for women interested in community leadership and elected office. The half-day seminar will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Junior League of the Palm Beaches Headquarters, 470 Columbia Drive, Building F, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. This event is being sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter, and the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

Kimberly Rasmussen, from the Political Institute for Women, will be facilitating this training for women in the local community who are interested in seeking elected or appointed office, and/or running for local board, association or chapter leadership positions. Ideally the training is targeted towards women who are planning to run for office in the next 2 to 5 years. In her current role at the PIW, Rasmussen oversees an organization that trains women to run for elected office and pursue careers in politics.

The training will include topics such as finding your place in politics, transitioning into public life, base building, and fundraising opportunities. A moderated panel of local female elected officials will conclude the official program and a cocktail hour will immediately follow the panel discussion.

The cost is $30 to participate, with a RSVP deadline of 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Guests may confirm attendance via e-mail to Jennifer Mahoney at jen@womensfoundationpbc.org. Payment must be received to reserve spot and can be made by sending a check to: Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 611, West Palm Beach, FL 33402.