Councilwoman named Woman of Excellence

The National Founda­tion of Women Legisla­tors named Radcliff Councilwoman Tanya Seabrooks a 2017 Woman of Excellence. The Elec­ted Women of Excellence Award was created to identify women who have worked to serve their communities. The pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can serve in public office and fight for issues for which they are […]

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Peshlakai named state director of National Foundation for Women Legislators

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Peshlakai has been selected to serve as state director for the non-partisan National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest advocacy group for elected women. The NFWL was founded in 1938 as the National Order of Women Legislators, subsequently reforming in 2014 as the Foundation for Women Legislators, according […]

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Vice Mayor Deborah Cox Appointed California State Director For The National Foundation For Women’s Legislators

San Leandro Vice Mayor Deborah Cox has been selected to serve as a 2018 California State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). In her new role, Vice Mayor Cox will be responsible for collaborating with other elected women throughout California, to ensure all elected women have access to NFWL’s top-quality resources. NFWL […]

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Legislators Push for Workforce Development

A group of Democratic legislators on Thursday urged the General Assembly to approve a package of bills aimed at helping small businesses and training young people for good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. At a news conference led by Del. Matthew James of Portsmouth, the lawmakers discussed several bills relating to workforce development […]

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Sullivan named “State Director” for NFWL

Starting in 2018, local Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan will represent Vermont as a state director in the National Foundation for Women Legislators. The organization, which has provided resources and support to elected women since 1938, includes over 5,000 women working at the state, county and municipal levels. According to Sullivan, her leadership role in the […]

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Past and Prologue

And women — young ones, at that — were hastening to fill positions of public influence and distinguishing themselves in offices already gained. Prominent among the latter were two Memphis state representatives, Raumesh Akbari, named Legislator of the Year by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Woman of the Year by the National […]

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Riverside mayor Lorraine Hatcher receives legislators’ excellence award

Lorraine Hatcher, Riverside’s new mayor, was among 34 women honored by the National Foundation for Women Legislators, based in Alexandria, Virginia, at its 2017 Elected Women of Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award was established in 2013 as part of the foundation’s 75th anniversary celebration to honor the hard work […]

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