Policy Conference

#StrongEconomies Webinar: Supporting the Workforce with Employee Resource Groups

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 pm ET

Join Women In Government on Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 pm ET for #StrongEconomies Webinar: Supporting the Workforce with Employee Resource Groups

Moderator: Washington State Representative Gina Mosbrucker, Women In Government State Director

Featured Speaker: Mignon Early, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Fresenius Medical Care

#StrongEconomies Webinar: Use of Video Games in Education

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, September 28th at 2:00 pm ET

From Oregon Trail to Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? - video games have been used in education for years. Join Entertainment Software Association for an insightful discussion with the developers who create these educational games and a professor who studies their benefits. Learn about the merits and future of using educational video games in the classroom.  

#StrongEconomies Webinar: Work and Wellbeing: Strategies for Advancing Inclusive Mental Health Policies

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: 
Zoom webinar

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Women In Government hosted a discussion about inclusive mental health policies in the workplace.

Meredith Martino, Executive Director, Women In Government (Moderator)
Connecticut State Representative Michelle Cook, Women In Government State Director
Pennsylvania State Representative Wendi Thomas
Debbie Plotnick, Vice President, Mental Health America
Taryn Williams, Assistant Secretary of Labor, ODEP, U.S. Department of Labor

#StrongEconomies Webinar: Leveling Up the World of Esports

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET
Location: 
Zoom webinar

This webinar discussed esports and the economic and workforce development opportunities it brings.

Amanda Martin, Government Affairs, Entertainment Software Association (Moderator)
Aubrey Cech, Global Head of Rules and Compliance, Riot Games
Kathryn DeShields-Moon, Public Relations Manager, Schell Games
Daryl Vales, Global Partnerships, Evil Games
Lori Shepherd, Production Manager, The*gameHERs

#ResilientCommunities Cybersecurity Twitter Watch Party

Event Date(s): 
Monday, April 25, 2022

This webinar discussed consumer data privacy, cybersecurity, and protections against identity theft and online harassment.

Rhode Island State Representative Deborah Ruggiero, Women In Government State Director (Moderator)
Oklahoma State Senator Jessica Garvin, Women In Government State Director
Washington State Representative Mari Leavitt

#ResilientCommunities Webinar: Meeting Kids Where They Are: Preventing Child Abuse

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 21, 2022

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Women In Government held a webinar to discuss ways to combat child abuse in states.

Kentucky State Representative Nancy Tate, Women In Government State Director (Moderator)
Sallye Longshore, Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Prevention
Zuzana Urbanek, Program Manager of Speak Up Be Safe Program, ChildHelp

#StrongEconomies Webinar: The Positive Impact of Play: The Benefits of Video Game Play

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

An award-winning research psychologist, famous video game streamer, and a real-life women legislator-gamer discussed the benefits of video gaming and dispelled some long-standing myths about video games.

Delaware State Senator Kyle Evans Gay (Moderator)
Dr. Rachel Kowert, PhD, Research Director, Take This Inc.
Tanya DePass, Founder and Director, I Need Diverse Games

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