Florida Elected Women Named Co-Chairs of NFWL Conference

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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Morgan Arnold, 703-518-7931, morgan@womenlegislators.org 


(ALEXANDRIA, VA) The National Foundation for Women Legislators announced today the Co-Chairs of the 2016 NFWL Annual Conference November 16 – 20, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The 2016 Conference Co-Chairs will be NFWL State Director and Board Member Representative Holly Raschein, NFWL Board Member Representative Gayle Harrell, Representative Kristin Jacobs, Representative Kathleen Peters, Representative Sharon Pritchett, and Senator Geraldine Thompson. These six elected women from Florida represent a commitment to NFWL and its mission to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking. Representative Holly Raschein, NFWL’s State Director and Board Member, captured the spirit of the esteemed group when she said, “honored to be among a distinguished group of women whose commitment to their constituency goes beyond a nine to five job.”

Elected women from across the country will gather in Orlando for NFWL’s Annual Conference to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders are able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the pertinent problems facing their communities today. Looking forward to the conference, Representative Gayle Harrell, a NFWL Board Member and Conference Co-Chair, remarked, “This is going to be an amazing conference as we bring these incredible women from all across the country together to share and discuss our legislative ideas.” Senator Geraldine Thompson added, “The insight of women legislators is pivotal to the effectiveness of good government, collaboration, and diversity.”

“I am so delighted to announce these six Florida elected women as our 2016 Conference Co-Chairs,” stated Delaware Representative Helene Keeley, NFWL’s Chair. “NFWL genuinely appreciates each of their efforts in promoting and building our conference so it will be the best one yet!”  

About the National Foundation For Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL) Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance.   As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.   www.womenlegislators.org

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