#WIGWednesdays

#WIGWednesdays, where Women In Government brings experts and policy leaders together to provide resources and information to women state legislators no matter where they are.

See below for past #WIGWednesday event information and resources. Click here for upcoming virtual events and registration.


May 27, 2020: 3:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Mental Health Resources for You and Your Constituents in the Time of COVID-19

Want to hear from a former state representative and the President/CEO of Mental Health America to learn more about the mental health resources available to you and your constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic? Moderated by Senator Nancy Todd (CO), WIG past BOD chair, with Featured Speaker Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA).

To read Paul Gionfriddo's full bio click here

Click the links below for presentation information and resources!

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May 20, 2020: 3:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak: Understanding the Impact of Diagnostic Testing Modalities

Want to learn more about the impact partnerships with healthcare providers, laboratories, and governments has on manufacturing and supplying key diagnostic tests and essential medicines that impact reopening? This #WIGWednesday featured Jamie Phillips, PhD, Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager Medical and Scientific Affairs Roche Diagnostics Corporation! Click the links below to access the presentation information.

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May 13, 2020: 3:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT The Value Of Good Chemistry During Challenging Times

This #WIGWednesday featured Komal Jain, Executive Director of the Center for Biocide Chemistries at the American Chemistry Council and was moderated by Representative Mary Littleton (TN). Click the links below to access the presentation information!

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May 6, 2020: 3:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT Disparities in COVID-19 Among People of Color and FirstNet: Supporting COVID-19 Emergency Response 

This #WIGWednesday was a two-part session! Disparities in COVID-19 Among People of Color Moderated by Senator Gloria Butler (GA) and Delegate Sample-Hughes (MD) with Featured Speakers Dr. Sandra Ford, CEO of DeKalb County Health Dept., GA and Dr. Leana Wen, visiting professor at the School of Public Health and George Washington University and FirstNet: Supporting COVID-19 Emergency Response moderated by Senator Gloria Butler (GA) featuring Carrie Johnson, Director of Strategy and Policy, FirstNet Program AT&T

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April 29, 2020: What the CARES Act Means for Small Businesses, Individuals and Non-Profits

Want to hear more about the CARES Act and what it means for small businesses, individuals, and non-profits? This #WIGWednesday was Moderated by Senator Becky Massey (TN) with Featured Speaker Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Principal, Public Private Strategies.

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April 22, 2020: Developing a Vaccine for COVID-19

Want to hear from a Sanofi Pasteur on an update on the COVID-19 Vaccine? Click the links below to hear from Moderater WIG Board Member Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner with featured speaker Clement Lewin, PhD, MBA, Associate Vice President Head BARDA Office & NV Stakeholder Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur on ways Sanofi is researching a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Check out these additional resources Are You On The Fence About Getting A  Flu Shot? And Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate


April 15, 2020: Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry Battle Against COVID: Progress Update and Hope

Want to hear from Moderator Rep. Geran Tarr (AK), Western Regional Director, Women In Government, and our featured speakers Mary Kosinski, Deputy VP of Science and Regulatory Advocacy and Sharon Lamberton, Deputy Vice President from PhRMA for a resourceful and informative #WIGWednesday discussing a progress update on the biopharmaceutical industry battle against COVID-19, and how to remain hopeful during a pandemic? Click on the links below for the resources we've provided for you.

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COVID-19 PhRMA Toolkit

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April 8, 2020 - Learn How We Can Come Together (while still social distancing) to Help the Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19

Want to learn ways we can come together to help the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic? In case you missed it Moderated by Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu with featured speaker Bob Blancato, Executive Director, NANASP, National Coordinator, Defeat Malnutrition Today. 

Moderator: WIG Vice Chair, Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu

Featured Speaker: Bob Blancato, Executive Director, NANASP, National Coordinator, Defeat Malnutrition Today

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April 1, 2020 - How to Conduct a Full and Complete Census in Spite of COVID-19

To hear from Haley Miller, Intergovernmental Affairs Partnership Manager, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau and Women In Government to learn the most recent updates on tools and resources available to ensure a full & complete census is conducted in 2020, click the links below!

Featured Speaker: Haley A. Miller, Intergovernmental Affairs Partnership Manager, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau

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March 25, 2020 - CDC COVID Update for Legislators

Receive a real-time update from the CDC and learn ways to stay connected with your constituents!

Featured speakers:

Dr. Debra Houry, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Rob Brockhaus, Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Campaign Marketing Strategies

Lindsey Eggsware, Communications Coordinator - Women In Government 

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CDC: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html

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