On February 24th, Women In Government held a Capitol Forum on the Comprehensive Treatment of Obesity. Ted Kyle from Conscienhealth and the Obesity Action Coalition shared a poignant presentation about erasing the stigma behind obesity.
March 9, 2015
January 13, 2015
The program swore in WIG’s 2015 Board of Directors, a bipartisan group of legislators from across the country, adding four new members to the ranks. WIG also swore in its new State Directors, women in a position of leadership that represent both chambers from state legislatures nationwide. First term legislators elected in November 2014 were invited to the conference to network and learn from veteran legislators before they jump into their first sessions.
January 2, 2015
Women In Government celebrated the launch of its updated Economic Stability and Opportunities (ESO) Toolkit by urging state and federal law makers to enact policies to help address overall income inequality and help support the financial stability of low-income, working families, individuals, and youth. The updated toolkit will include fact sheets, constituent letters, sample OpEd, social media how-to, townhall how-to, awareness and outreach activities, and many more useful resources for legislators.
November 19, 2014
Women In Government was pleased to host the Fifth Annual Healthcare Summit, held November 13-15, 2014, in Washington, DC. This comprehensive three-day event covered a wide range of issues including women’s health, diabetes, childhood obesity, healthcare reform, chronic disease prevention and management, health IT, and recent innovations in healthcare.
November 4, 2014
Join Women In Government as we recognize legislators from the past, present, and future, as well as get a special taste of regional cuisine and libations from our 2015 host states: Colorado, Kansas, and South Carolina.
July 21, 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) – July 21, 2014 - Women In Government (WIG) will recognize World Hepatitis Day (July 28) by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. In honor of this, WIG is launching an updated Hepatitis C Education & Awareness toolkit. The toolkit provides lots of information regarding quick facts about hepatitis C, sample OpEd and press releases, past and present legislation, and what you can do to raise awareness and get tested.
July 9, 2014
Washington, DC: After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of Women in Government (WIG) is pleased to announce that Dyan Alexander has been chosen as the organization's new Executive Director. Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,788 women state legislators.
July 9, 2014
July 9, 2014
Women In Government was pleased to announce its Outreach to Vulnerable Populations meeting, that was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Women legislators from across the country met to discuss policies aimed at addressing the aging populations’ struggles financial literacy, elder justice, achieving higher education, and healthcare.
April 21, 2014
Women In Government will bring together Florida legislators for a State Briefing hosted by Representative Janet Cruz on diabetes in Tallahassee, Florida on April 21, 2014, to provide legislators with ways to identify costs and problems associated with diabetes in their state.The State Briefing will feature a presentation about diabetes prevalence, an update on diabetes caucuses, and information on why it is important to keep diabetes as a continual priority.