2017 Conference Programming


View our Detailed Agenda, access the materials, and stay connected with expert speakers from our Minneapolis conference. Have materials to add to a session in which you participated? Send materials to brenna@womenlegislators.org.

2017 Annual Conference – Passed Resolutions 

NFWL Annual Membership & Committee Meetings

Enhance Your Media Style

Get Smart About Your Community

How are Electric Cars Impacting State Budgets?

Reframing Aging and the Impact of the Family Caregiver

Financial Services & Obligations

How Local Taxation & Regulation Impacts the State

Changes in the Marketplace

  • Learn more about how consumer trends are changing and impacting the food and beverage industry
    • Access the PowerPoint from Kelly Johnston of Campbell Soup Co.,
    • Access the PowerPoint from R. Kirk Weidner of Cargill Food Ingredients & Bio-Industrial Enterprise
    • Access the PowerPoint from Sally Price of PepsiCo

The Tipping Point – Addressing the Political Environment & Sexual Misconduct

  • NFWL is compiling information on every state. Share with us how your state is dealing with this issue.

Documentary Screening – Heroin(e)

  • A Netflix Original film, this documentary is available for educational and non-profit distribution in your community
  • Host a free public screening to give your community the opportunity to gather and discuss solutions around the opioid crisis

The Ever-Changing Landscape of Healthcare

  • Visit the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease website and access their PowerPoint to learn more about managing chronic disease populations
  • Visit the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s blog for up-to-date info on cancer treatment
  • Connect with the speakers to learn more about how the healthcare industry is continually changing
    • Hallie Utley, Senior Director of Government Relations | @Bayer
    • Randall Rutta, Chief Patient Advocacy Officer, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease | @pfcd
    • Carol Steckel, Senior Director of Alliance Development | @WellCareHealth
    • MaryClaire Dangel-Palmer RN, MSN, VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America | @CancerCenter
    • Sally West, Regional Director of Government Affairs  | @Walgreens

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic through Evidence-Based Treatment

Automobile Safety & Innovation

  • Ember Brillhart, Honda’s Manager of State Relations discussed policy measures states could take to improve motor vehicle safety. Honda has worked with stakeholders to enact model legislation in 15 states to stop the proliferation of counterfeit airbags.
  • Encourage your constituents to check that their airbag is not fraudulent and check here to confirm their airbag isn’t recalled
  • Learn more about the issue here

Stopping Human Trafficking Starts with Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Civil Discourse – Using Civility as a Tool

Workforce Development – Addressing needs across the professional spectrum

  • Connect with the panelists to learn more about the issue
    • Tara Anderson, Director of External Mobilization, American Petroleum Institute | @API_News
    • Michelle Hinderaker, Director of Human Resources, Flint Hills Resources | @Flint_Hills
    • Marianne Merola, Education Program Manager, McDonald’s Corporation  | @McDonalds – Learn more about their Education Programs
    • Kristen Wilkinson, Senior Director of Academy Operations  | @Walmart – Learn more about Walmart Academy 

Occupational Licensing

Our Electricity Grid – Critical Infrastructure

  • Connect with the panelists to learn more about the issue
    • Christine Csizmadia, Director of State Governmental Affairs and Advocacy, Nuclear Energy Institute | @NEI – View her PowerPoint
    • Pam Prochaska Gorman, Director of Nuclear Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy | @xcelenergy
    • Barbara Nick, President and CEO, Dairyland Power Cooperative | @DairylandPower
    • Susan Vick, Director of State Government Affairs, Duke Energy | @DukeEnergy