Obesity is a complicated disease, affecting roughly 40% of adults. It is estimated that at least 30% of an individual’s annual healthcare costs is spent on treating obesity-related conditions. During Obesity Care Week, NFWL is taking a moment to look at how elected women can support initiatives to address obesity, improve the lives of their constituents, and look out for their states’ healthcare budgets.
This session will look at how electric companies are leading the transformation to a cleaner energy future, and how incorporating sources such as nuclear energy, which provided 55% of America’s carbon-free electricity in 2019, continue to pave the way for carbon free energy solutions.
Webinar with PhRMA: This time focused on what their industry is doing to address racial disparities, highlighting their work on COVID, which has had a devastating impact on communities of color., and efforts to encourage more patients to participate in clinical trials, especially people of different ages, races, ethnicities and genders.
Through both research and advocacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts provides data, analysis, and guidance to help states navigate these fiscal challenges and identify potential policy approaches. Access the updated Grab ‘n Go for a list of helpful links and resources produced by Pew’s State Fiscal Health project on state fiscal issues and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The post-COVID workplace will be very different. Policymakers and employers can shape it. Remote work, social distancing and economic stress can wreak havoc on company culture. This is why culture is more important than ever.
Return to work requires a thoughtful and careful strategy. SHRM is helping workplace and policy leaders through the recovery.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in the U.S. and around the world, the private and public sectors are joining forces to find solutions to address this global public health crisis. Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit established in 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by PhRMA, other industry associations, and the American Red Cross, has joined forces with these partners again during COVID-19 to facilitate the distribution of financial support and in-kind donations of personal protective equipment, medicines and critical medical supplies to communities in need, including communities of color and those with marginalized populations.
For Women Policymakers April 24-25, 2020 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
This is a great opportunity for elected women at the State and Local levels to get together to share their thoughts, ideas and to be encouraged through networking, training and motivational speakers. Registration is only $25.00!
Take a look back at NFWL’s 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas!
August 15-16, 2019 The National Foundation for Women Legislators hosted a Marijuana Policy Summit to address a critical state policy issue that is unfolding in real time in legislatures across the country. By bringing together a group of 30 elected women who are considering legalization in their state or municipality, or in states where […]
Calling all women policymakers in the Wisconsin region! NFWL is excited to host our Wisconsin Spring Symposium April 26-27 in Eau Claire. Join us for two days designed to boost your leadership skills and further develop expertise on important topics. Registration is only $35.
Join NFWL at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC for our 2018 Annual Conference. November 13-17 will be filled with policy presentations, networking opportunities, and leadership development. Click the event title above to register today!
NFWL is proud to bring elected women to Alexandria, VA for an invite-only summit focusing on Workforce Development. Click the event title above for more information and to express your interest.
Join us at the Delaware State Capitol Tatnall Building Room 112 in Dover, Delaware on June 13, 2018 from 1:00pm-1:30pm to learn what NFWL has to offer to elected women!
Women across the country came together to highlight victims of human trafficking, who are too often children.
NFWL is proud to launch our new proclamation. Help us make March 19 of every year “Celebrating Women in Public Office Day.” The purpose of this proclamation is to recognize the hard work of elected women that often goes unnoticed, recognizing these dedicated women break down barriers every day in addition to their regular workload. Download our proclamation template to start the process!
NFWL Member Councilor Kateri Walsh is hosting a Celebrating Women in Public Office Day event on March 9 at Western New England University School of Law. The event will recognize Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, along with other local elected women. All are welcome to join. Please RSVP to [email protected]
Join NFWL and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Tuesday, February 6 at 2:00pm ET for a conference call, open to all elected women. The call will discuss information and initiatives regarding chronic disease issues. Elected women will also have ample time to ask the experts questions. RSVP to [email protected]
From its bustling downtown to its quiet neighborhoods, Minneapolis has it all.
Join NFWL at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel November 14-18 for our 2017 Annual Conference.
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Calling all women policymakers in the Wisconsin region! NFWL is excited to host our Wisconsin Fall Symposium October 27-28 in Eau Claire. Join us for two days designed to boost your leadership skills and further develop expertise on important topics. Registration is only $20.
Each year, NFWL partners with the Office Depot Foundation (ODF) to provide backpacks to elected women across the country, so they may donate these backpacks to school children in their communities. These events take place throughout August and September.
BY INVITATION ONLY: The State Director Leadership Summit will be in Washington D.C. September 21-22. These two days of leadership training are specially designed for NFWL State Directors, Board Members, and Committee Chairs. If you are interested in becoming a State Director, please contact Allison Jensen at [email protected]
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is holding her second Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Parties for middle school girls on August 16 in Binghamton, New York. NFWL is excited to bring this program to Assemblywoman Lupardo’s district again.
Councilwoman Lori Bush is hosting a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls (ages 13-18). Join her at the Cary Theatre in Cary, NC on August 5 for this great event.
This year, SLLF partners with the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) and the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) to bring you Leading with Civility: Seeking Solutions to Polarization and Incivility in State Legislatures. The program will be held in Centerville, Massachusetts (on Cape Cod). Registration is by invitation only and will be limited to 24 legislative leaders. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Mississippi State Representative Sonya Williams Barnes is hosting this event for teen girls at the Marsha Barbour Community Center on July 28 from 10:00am-12:30pm.
New York Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright is hosting an event for teen girls ages 13-18 on June 11 at 6:00pm at the Restoration Plaza. NFWL is looking forward to this Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party.
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, Freeholder Kate Gibbs, and Freeholder Linda Hughes are teaming up with Rowan College at Burlington County to host a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls on June 17 from 9am to 1pm. Join these elected women for an amazing event.
New York Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright is hosting an event for teen girls ages 13-18 on June 9 at 4:00pm at the Julia Richman Education Complex. NFWL is looking forward to this Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is holding Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Parties for middle school girls on June 1 in Binghamton, New York. NFWL is excited to bring this program to Assemblywoman Lupardo’s district.
Assemblywoman Michele Titus is hosting a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls (ages 13-18) in South Ozone, New York at the South Ozone Park Library on Saturday, May 27 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Any questions about attending can be directed to (718) 327-1845.
Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste and Councilwoman Marsha McLean are hosting a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls (ages 13-18). Join them at the Valencia High School Library in Santa Clarita,CA at 4pm on May 16 for this great event. Sign up to host your own by emailing [email protected]
Representative LeAnne Burch is hosting a Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party for teen girls (ages 13-18). Join her at the First United Methodist Church in Monticello, AR on May 10 for this great event. Sign up to host your own by emailing [email protected]
It’s time to #PINKOUT cancer. We want to see all of our elected women in pink clothes on October 28, the last Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Show us how pink you and your staff can be by posting pictures on social media using #NFWLgoesPink!
Please join NFWL’s State Director, Pennsylvania State Representative Tarah Toohil, for an Evening Reception in the Main Rotunda at the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg, from 4:00-6:00PM on Monday, October 17th, 2016.
We are calling on all of our elected women to wear their favorite pair of boots Friday, October 14, to raise awareness and give breast cancer the BOOT! Encourage your staff to do the same and post your pictures on social media using #GiveBreastCancerTheBoot and #NFWLgoesPINK!
In the fall of 2016, NFWL had more than 60 elected women from 23 different states distribute 2,100 backpacks filled with school supplies to under-served children in their area.
Join us at the NFWL table at the Inspiring Women luncheon discussion at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The event is a luncheon discussion with a focus on the importance of women’s involvement in the political process, how women are faring in races nationwide and how to create a path for women entering politics. RSVP to […]
Join us at the NFWL table at the Inspiring Women Luncheon Discussion at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The event is a luncheon discussion with a focus on the importance of women’s involvement in the political process, how women are faring in races nationwide and how to create a path for women entering politics. […]
How Medicaid Enrollment of Inmates Facilitates Health Coverage After Release Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm (Eastern Time) In this 30-minute discussion with Q&A, you will learn more about Pew’s research on states that elected to expand Medicaid to prison populations. Leading the call is The Pew Charitable Trusts’ State Health Care Spending Team. Please RSVP to [email protected] ASAP, if interested in joining the […]
“This summit will open your eyes to the atrocities of human trafficking. It will expose the immediacy of the human trafficking crisis in America: hiding in plain sight in the pews at church, in the grocery stores, and even in our own neighborhoods.”– Michigan Senator Judy Emmons
April 22 & 23, 2016
Join NFWL Board Member Representative Kathy Bernier for an exclusive leadership development event that will bring together a mixed group of municipal, county and state elected women, unelected women in government, along with female leaders in education, non-profit organizations and the private sector.