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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

Thursday, June 26 - Saturday, June 28
Hilton Ballpark
St.Louis, Missouri
 

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.

February 24, 2014

Washington, D.C. - February 21, 2014 - Women In Government Foundation, Inc (WIG) and Women In Government Coalition for Advocacy and Networking's (WIG CAN!) Board of Directors has appointed Dyan Alexander as the Interim Executive Director to fill the vacancy of Marjorie Maginn. Ms. Maginn, announced in January that she has decided to leave after almost three years leading the organization. Until a more permanent candidate is hired, Ms. Alexander will lead organization. The Board of Directors has begun a national search to permanently fulfill the position of President and Executive Director.

February 20, 2014

Today, Women In Government launched the Pulmonary Hypertension Policy Resource Center (PRC). The PRC will serve as a resource for our almost 1,800 women state legislators and constituents, providing the tools and knowledge necessary to support sound policies that help with the advancement of Pulmonary Hypertension awareness, prevention, and treatment. The Policy Resource Center builds on Women In Government's previous work on a Pulmonary Hypertension Toolkit, which has been available since January. 

January 24, 2014

Women In Government Foundation, Inc (WIG) and Women In Government Coalition for Advocacy and Networking’s (WIG CAN!) President & Executive Director, Marjorie Maginn, has announced that she has decided to leave after almost 3 years leading the organizations. 

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