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December 3, 2013 Jody Thomas named NFWL's new Executive Director
October 24, 2013 2013 NFWL-NRA Scholarship Winners

The National Foundation for Women Legislators, is association with the National Rifle Association, is proud to annouce the winners of the 2013 Bill of Rights Essay Contest!

October 23, 2013 Kathleen Parker: Behind Every Great Woman

Kathleen Parker's take on lessons from the shutdown.

October 23, 2013 TIME: "Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington"

A great article in Time Magazine about women during the shutdown.

July 17, 2013 NFWL Capital Forum in Washington, DC

Join the NFWL as we celebrate 75 Year of Elected Women this November 20-22nd in Washington, DC.

March 7, 2013 Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson Installed as Chair of NFWL

(Columbia, SC) - Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson (District 2) was installed as Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) today in the Rotunda of the South Carolina State House.

November 18, 2012 Healthcare: Getting Back to Basics

During NFWL's most recent Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, attendees travelled to the nearby Cancer Treatment Centers of America's (CTCA) Southeastern Regional Medical Center, to learn firsthand why CTCA consistently earns high marks in patient satisfaction. CTCA's leaders and caregivers indicated that it begins simply with listening, to better understand how patients value every dimension of their treatment experience.

August 30, 2012 NFWL Launches Women's Health Initiative

Elected women from across the nation gathered this week to roll out a new Women's Health Initiative launched by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), to improve the quality and standard of care women receive.

June 19, 2012 ELECTED WOMEN SUPPORT "BE SAFE AMERICA" INITIATIVE, CALL FOR A CULTURE OF "PREPAREDNESS"

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) announced its continued support and partnership with the Safe America Foundation at the "Be Safe America" Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill today.

April 30, 2012 SENATOR JONI ERNST PLAYS CRITICAL ROLE IN IOWA TORNADO DISASTER RELIEF

Following a series of devastating tornadoes that hit western Iowa, State Senator Joni Ernst(R-Red Oak), secured donated supplies to distribute in the affected areas.

April 4, 2012 NFWL Annual Conference Announced - Registration is Open!!

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) that this year's Annual Conference will take place November 15-19, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia!

With Georgia on our mind, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate NFWL's 74th Anniversary and host this year's Conference in a dynamic city rich in diversity and a bustling hub for industry, the arts, and most importantly - southern hospitality!

March 12, 2012 Women's History Month - Increasing Opportunities for Women and Girls in Science and Engineering

Organizations rooted in efforts to empower women through information, experience, and education, like the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), have been working to promote increased opportunities for women and girls in science and engineering.

March 6, 2012 Florida Leaders Commemorate Women's History Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Representative Geraldine Thompson (D-FL) hosted a Women's Legislative Breakfast on behalf of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) in Tallahassee on March 6th, 2012, to honor current and former women legislators in Florida.

January 24, 2012 REP. GAYLE HARRELL INSTALLED AS NFWL'S CHAIR

Tallahassee - Florida State Representative Gayle Harrell (R-District 81) was installed as Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) today on the Floor of the House at the State Capitol.

November 11, 2011 Elected Women Recognize Unique Needs of Women Veterans

It's often forgotten that since the beginning of time, women have served in all wars and conflicts. The history of women in the military is a history of love for country, service, commitment, dedication, and courage, and it includes sacrifices that have largely gone unrecognized. That is changing, and we must be part of that change.

September 22, 2011 Recap of NFWL's 2011 Annual Conference

NFWL's last Annual Conference, hosted in Des Moines, Iowa, was a huge success! Many of the Conference participants have indicated that this year's Conference was literally one of the BEST Conferences the Foundation has had to date.

August 15, 2011 NEW LEADERSHIP SELECTED AT ANNUAL MEETING

Nine elected women leaders from across the nation will serve on the Board for the National Order of Women Legislators (NOWL), which was founded in 1938 and serves as the membership arm of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), for the 2011-2012 cycle. The women were elected to these positions by their peers at the 2011 NFWL Annual Conference, this year hosted in Des Moines, Iowa.

May 25, 2011 Elected Women Lead Panel Discussions to Address Needs of Women Veterans

Key women leaders have been tapped to lead panel discussions at a national conference focusing on women veteran combat trauma and addiction this week in Las Vegas.

April 1, 2011 CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SUPPORT NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM INITIATIVE

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) was pleased to join a bi-partisan coalition of elected women this week in the nation's capital to support the establishment of the National Women's History Museum (NWHM).

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) hosted a press event on Capitol Hill to announce the reintroduction of the National Women's History Act and show their support for the establishment of a National Women's History Museum in a prominent location near The Mall in Washington, DC.

March 28, 2011 ELECTED WOMEN CELEBRATE GERALDINE FERRARO

Elected women at every level of government, from every state in the union, and from both sides of the political aisle, mourn the loss of Geraldine Ferraro, a courageous leader who worked diligently to ensure that qualified women are afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts, within the political arena.

March 9, 2011 ELECTED WOMEN HIGHLIGHT BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY AS KEY TO ECONOMIC SUCCESS, RELEASE POLICY REPORT

In a field where the technology and policy discussions have been primarily dominated by men, a new report, Winning the Future: A Policy Framework for Empowering Women with Broadband, a joint effort of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL/Women), identifies technology policy recommendations that benefit women, families, and children and also examines the specific importance of broadband to women.

March 8, 2011 Commemorating 100th Anniversary of "International Women's Day" with White House Report

Today, March 8, 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day! To commemorate the occasion and just in time for Women's History Month, The White House released a new report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, a statistical portrait showing how women are faring in the United States today and how their lives have changed over time.

March 8, 2011 Remembering Groundbreaking Women Legislators in honor of International Women's Day!

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) partnered with the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) a few years ago to present an online exhibit, Women Wielding Power: Pioneer Female State Legislators, in honor of all of the courageous women who broke the legislative "glass ceiling" in some way.

February 23, 2011 Sen. Swati Dandekar Installed as NFWL Chair

Iowa State Senator Swati Dandekar (D-District 18) was installed as Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislators today at the Iowa Statehouse. NFWL Board Members, Millie Hallow, Karen Howard, and Troy Stremming joined Robin Read in Iowa for the special ceremony.

January 10, 2011 NFWL STATEMENT REGARDING TUCSON ATTACK

Elected women from all levels of government, in every state of the union, and across party lines were shocked and saddened to learn that one of their own, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was the victim of a violent attack on Saturday.

August 11, 2010 NFWL's Internet Caucus Continues to Support Access to Broadband Services
June 30, 2010 NFWL's Internet Caucus Urges Congress to Stimulate More Private Sector Investments in Broadband Networks
June 14, 2010 REP. DEBBIE RIDDLE INSTALLED AS NFWL CHAIR AT US CAPITOL
June 11, 2010 WOMEN LEGISLATORS SEEK COOPERATION IN THE GULF

COALITION TO MEET WITH STATE OFFICIALS & INDUSTRY LEADERS

April 28, 2010 Michigan State Director Irma Clark-Coleman Receives Award
March 24, 2010 MARYLAND'S WOMEN LEGISLATORS, SECRETARY OF STATE HOST IRAQI WOMEN LEADERS AT THE STATE HOUSE
March 8, 2010 U.S. ELECTED WOMEN OBSERVE IRAQI ELECTIONS; WITNESS FEARLESS DETERMINATION
February 24, 2010 NFWL Announces the 13th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are co-sponsoring the 13th annual nationwide Bill of Rights Essay Contest for college bound female high school juniors and seniors. This year's essay topic is "Freedom and Civic Virtues."

January 22, 2010 Women Legislators Harness Support for Haiti

Elected women in U.S. cities with large Haitian populations have united to launch the National Foundation for Women Legislators' (NFWL) Haiti Relief Task Force in light of the catastrophic earthquake that has decimated Haiti.

December 2, 2009 Teen Dating Abuse: It's Time To Talk
November 11, 2009 NFWL Statement in Recognition of Veterans Day
October 30, 2009 Women's Broadband Technology Summit
October 28, 2009 NFWL Book Event Pays Tribute to Women's Leadership

NFWL hosts the launch party for longtime friend and CNN political pundit, Leslie Sanchez.

October 23, 2009 NFWL Current Projects

NFWL is currently working on a number of policy issues from teen dating violence legislation to international affairs.

October 12, 2009 Senator Swati Dandekar Addresses Healthcare Community in Iowa

Iowa State Senator Swati Dandekar is at the forefront of a statewide e-prescription program being launched by Saint Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids and Iowa Health System.

September 7, 2009 Dandekar named head of National Order of Women Legislators
September 6, 2009 2010 Slate of Officiers Installed

NFWL welcomes new leadership during the 2009 Annual Conference in New Mexico

September 3, 2009 2009 NFWL Annual Conference

Bringing together women elected officials and industry leaders, NFWL celebrates another successful Annual Conference.

August 11, 2009 NFWL-NRA Essay Contest Winner Announcement

Here is the announcement of the seven winners of the 2009 NFWL-NRA Essay Contest.

August 1, 2009 NFWL Visits CTCA in Philadelphia

NFWL visits groundbreaking medical facility treating patients living with cancer.

January 23, 2009 NFWL Meets with Tunisian Members of Parliament, Discusses Women's Political Participation

NFWL President, Robin Read, and staff met with Members of the Tunisian Parliament to discuss relations between the US and Tunisia as well as the possible development of a sister-organization that would represent elected women in Tunisia.

November 23, 2008 2009 Slate of Officers Installed

Election of the 2009 National Order of Women Legislators Slate of Officers took place during the 70th NFWL Annual Conference in Sarasota, FL. Representative Rosita Youngblood (PA) was installed as Order President along with her 2009 Board.

June 27, 2008 National HIV Testing Day
March 20, 2008 NFWL Swears in 2008 Chair

NFWL installs Representative Judy Morrison as Chair of the Foundation at the Kansas State Legislature in Topeka, Kansas.

January 14, 2008 NFWL Travels to Taiwan, Observes Elections, Talks Trade

Elected officials from various states took part in the NFWL Delegation to Taiwan, January 7-13. Trade, economic development and national security were among the topics discussed. NFWL officials also monitored the legislative elections in Taiwan that took place January 12.

August 20, 2007 NFWL Student Scholarship Winners Announcement

The NFWL-NRA Scholarship Committee has announced the seven winning essays for the 2007 "Revolutionary Women" contest. Winners can be found here.

July 24, 2007 Current NFWL Newsletter Available

Find the newest issue of the Connection Newsletter in our News Center.

March 23, 2007 Gov. Bill Richardson Shows Support for National Women's History Museum, NFWL Initiative

A delegation of representatives from the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), National Women's History Museum (NWHM), and NWHM Coalition organizations participated in a special press conference with New Mexico Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson.

March 6, 2007 NFWL Honors Congressional Policy Pioneers

NFWL and elected officials from across the country honored several Members of Congress for their pioneering work on policy issues ranging from defense and security to education to healthcare.

February 22, 2007 NFWL Elects New Board Members

The National Foundation for Women Legislators has elected three new members to serve on the Corporate Board of Directors. These members will help underwrite the work of the Foundation and will help set the direction for NFWL's programs.

January 4, 2007 Pelosi elected as first woman to lead House

January 4th, 2007 was an historic day for women as the first-ever woman Speaker of the House in the US Congress was elected by her colleagues.

December 1, 2006 Women legislators called on to advance freedom and democracy globally

Reps. Phyllis Katsakiores (NH) and Nancy Todd (CO) were the only US delegates to participate in the Fourth Session of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom (IPC) November 28-30 in Rome, Italy.

November 21, 2006 NFWL Conference a great success

The 2006 NFWL Annual Conference, held in Avon, Colorado, was heralded as an exciting and successful event by the hundreds of legislative and private sector participants.

April 26, 2006 Legendary "Supremes" Performer Mary Wilson Protects Artists' Rights

Legendary performer Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes, met with Members of Congress after Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Hearing on music licensing.

March 21, 2006 Legislators Bring Women's History to the Forefront

Women elected officials from across the country are working to turn the idea of Women's History Month into a daily reality in the nation's capital.

March 16, 2006 US Attorney General Lauds Progress in Fighting Human Trafficking

The National Foundation for Women Legislators' Human Trafficking Task Force works to halt human trafficking in nationwide and is receiving praise from high places.

March 10, 2006 Arizona Senator Marilyn Jarrett, NFWL Chair-Elect, Dies

NFWL mourns the passing of Senator Jarrett, a longtime member of the Foundation who was to become Chair of NFWL in spring of 2006.

March 8, 2006 Women Elected Leaders Unite in Nation's Capital, Announce Call to ACTION

Women elected officials at every level of government joined forces today as the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) unveiled a "Call to ACTION" at an historic press conference on the Senate Swamp outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

December 14, 2005 Women Legislators Participate in White House Conference on Aging

Six members of the National Foundation for Women Legislators' (NFWL) Task Force on Aging served as official Delegates to the White House Conference on by from NFWL, these women elected officials joined 1,200 delegates from across the country to address issues that the nation's current and future elderly population will face over the next decade.

November 10, 2005 Women Legislators Partner with DOD in Support of Troops

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support members of the Armed Forces and their families nationwide.

April 29, 2005 NFWL, DOJ Develop Strategy to Solve Missing Persons Cases

Members of NFWL's Task Force on Missing Persons met with John Walsh, host of the television show "America's Most Wanted," and several high-level officials during a national strategy meeting coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

July 16, 2004 President, Women Legislators Meet on Human Trafficking

Women elected officials met with President Bush during a human trafficking conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

June 1, 2004 President, VA Secretary Honor Local WWII Veterans

Ten WWII veterans were selected for special honor. Selected veterans met with U.S. Secretary Anthony J. Principi and Robin Read, President & CEO of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), in Principi's office at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in conjunction with the Dedication Ceremony for the new WWII Memorial.

February 23, 2004 Women Legislators Join VA and DAV in Veterans History Project

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is joining forces with the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to record interviews with veterans for presentation to the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

February 5, 2004 NFWL, Office Depot Partner to Create Valentine's for Veterans Program

The National Foundation For Women Legislators, Inc., (NFWL) today announced an agreement with Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) in which the global office supply company will support the soon-to-be annual "Valentines For Veterans" program.

November 14, 2003 NFWL President Robin Read speaks to the first meeting of International Agriculture & Rural Affairs Journalists in Bilboa, Spain

NFWL President & CEO Robin Read represents the Foundation and the US during the International Agriculture & Rural Affairs Journalists meeting in Spain. Ms. Read reflects on her experiences both as a farm-owner and former journalist.