#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.
July 29, 2020: Stepping Up in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Kidney Failure
Want to hear from featured speakers Wendy Schrag, Vice President of State Government Affairs, Fresenius Medical Care North America; Maria Garcia, Director of State Government Affairs, Fresenius Medical Care North America; and Shannon Gately, State Government Affairs Specialist, Fresenius Medical Care North America on Stepping Up in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Kidney Failure? This event was moderated by Kansas State Senator Barbara Bollier; Midwestern Regional Director, Women In Government Board of Directors. Check out the available presentation information below!
July 22, 2020: Getting Serious About Video Games
Want to hear from Moderator Kansas State Representative Stephanie Clayton, Featured speakers Tara Ryan, Vice President of State Government Affairs, Entertainment Software Association (ESA); Patricia Vance, President, Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB); Anastasia Staten, Executive Director, ESA Foundation on how the video game industry is an unparalleled leader in the global entertainment sector? Check out the available presentation information below!
June 10, 2020: COVID-19 Ongoing Impact on Cancer Patients and Survivors and Physically Distanced But Socially Engaged: My Cystic Fibrosis Life
Want to hear a two-part #WIGWednesday session? Click the links below to learn more from Amy Farner, Project Manager, Survey Administration and Analysis at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network who discussed the COVID-19 Ongoing Impact on Cancer Patients and Survivors and our 3:30 pm EDT presentation, Physically Distanced But Socially Engaged: My Cystic Fibrosis Life featuring Emily Schaller, Founder and CEO, Rock CF Foundation.
June 3, 2020: Amazon’s Response to COVID-19: Supporting Employees, Customers, and Communities
Want to hear from Jane Bourke, Worldwide Senior Manager, Health and Safety Technical Solutions at Amazon and Anya Malkov, Senior Manager, Public Policy at Amazon for an informative discussion on how Amazon is supporting employees, customers, and communities during COVID-19? Click the links below to access the presentation information!
This #WIGWednesday session will be moderated by Senator Mattie Hunter (IL), WIG Board of Directors - Midwestern Regional Director
May 27, 2020: 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).
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Click the links below for presentation information and resources!
May 20, 2020: 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.
May 13, 2020: 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!
May 6, 2020: 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone who will go through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.
The Census Bureau continues to evaluate all 2020 Census field operations, and will communicate any further updates as soon as possible.
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!
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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