NFWL's Dome Tour


NFWL's Chair, Senator Diane Allen, has been touring the country to talk with women legislators and inviting them to our Annual Conference. Check back to see if she is coming to your state soon!

To invite Senator Allen to your state contact Allison Jensen at



Past Events

2015 Dome Tours


Eau Claire, Wisconsin

altNFWL Wisconsin State Director Representative Kathy Bernier hosted a Spring Symposium for Women Policy Makers June 5th-6th. Attendees heard NFWL Board Member Minnesota Senator Carrie Ruud speak about the opportunities NFWL has to offer, met Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, President of Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, former first lady Sue Ann Thompson, and Wisconsin Public Defender Kelli Thompson, and participated in a variety of leadership presentations.


Topeka, KS

NFWL Board Member Senator Elaine Bowers and KS State Director Representative Ponka-We Victors hosted a breakfast in the Capitol Visitor's Center on Thursday, April 30th, in which NFWL Chair Senator Diane Allen met with elected women on the state and local level of Kansas.


Oklahoma City, OK


On Wednesday, April 29th, NFWL Chair Senator Diane Allen attended "Lunch in the Capitol" with elected women of Oklahoma. The event was sponsored by The Chickasaw Nation and hosted by State Director Representative Pam Peterson, NFWL Board Member Tribal Legislator Dean McManus, Representative Leslie Osborn, Senator Anastasia Pittman, Senator Kay Floyd, Senator Stephanie Bice and Speaker Pro-Tempore Lee Denney. 


Helena, MTalt

NFWL Board Member, Minnesota Senator Carrie Ruud, engaged with the women of the the Montana State House and Senate during an evening reception at The Montana Club on Tuesday, April 7th. The event was hosted by MT State Director Representative Kimberly Dudik and Representative Sarah Laszloffy.


Raleigh, NC


NC State Director Representative Rosa Gill, Senator Tamara Barringer, Representative Pat Hurley and Representative Bobbie Richardson partnered with our sponsor, Reynolds American Inc to host an evening reception at the North Carolina Museum of History on Tuesday, April 7th. Senator Allen visited with more than 15 NC elected women at the event.





Tallahassee, FL

Senator Allen met with Florida elected women at an evening reception hosted by FL State Director Representative Holly Raschein, NFWL Board Member Representative Gayle Harrell, Representative Lori Berman and Senator Geraldine Thompson on Wednesday, April 1st, at the Florida Historic Capitol in Tallahassee. The event was sponsored by Casey Family Programs.


Columbia, SC 

altOn Thursday, February 19th, Senator Allen traveled to visit the elected women of South Carolina for a breakfast reception on Capitol grounds. The event was hosted by SC State Director Senator Katrina Shealy, NFWL Immediate Past Chair Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and 2014 NFWL Elected Woman of Excellence Award recipient Representative Mandy Powers Norrell.




2014 Dome Tours


Harrisburg, PAalt

Senator Allen visited the elected women of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 17th, with a breakfast reception in coordination with our partners at Casey Family ProgramsThe event was hosted by Representative Tina Davis. 


Wilmington, DE

altOn May 13, 2014 Senator Allen traveled to Wilmington, Delaware for a lunch reception with some of the elected women of Delaware. Representative Helene Keeley, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Delaware House of Representatives was our partner for the event.



St. Paul, MN


Senator Allen finished her Midwestern trip with an evening reception in St. Paul, Minnesota. Senator Carrie Ruud, Minnesota State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, was our host. NFWL Member Representative Pam Myhra also assisted in recruiting colleagues to our event. The reception was held at Forepaugh's Restaurant in downtown St. Paul. NFWL would also like to thank Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. for helping to host the event.

Madison, WI

altThe Second leg of Senator Allen's tour of the Midwest was Madison, Wisconsin. The evening started with a reception hosted by Representative Kathy Bernier and other elected women from Wisconsin, including NFWL Member Representative Melissa Sargent. Senator Allen then had the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Women in Government's 27th Annual Recognition and Scholarship Gala with legislators from across the state.




 Lansing, MI

altSenator Allen Kicked off her tour of the Midwest on Tuesday, May 6th with a breakfast reception for the elected women of Michigan. Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi was our host. Casey Family Programs also had the opportunity to present and   we would like to thank them for their support.