Engaging Women: Taking the Next Step into Politics

One Family and Women for Election will co-host the free seminar Engaging Women: Taking the Next Step into Politics on Tuesday 21 May 2013 in European Parliament Offices, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Registration with tea/coffee opens at 9.30am and the event  runs from 10.00am-1.00pm, with a light lunch to follow.

Jessica N Grounds

Jessica N Grounds

The keynote speaker is Jessica N. Grounds. Jessica, who was Training Lead for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for the Iowa Caucuses, has devoted her life to empowering women to become political leaders. She is Executive Director of Running Start which inspires girls and young women to run for elected office; the founder and principal strategist for Solid Grounds Strategy, working with women candidates who have never run for office before; and co-founder of Women’s Campaign Consortium, a collaboration of female campaign consultants dedicated to serving women candidates.

The moderator is Mary Wilson, (Presenter; RTÉ Drivetime). Additional speakers include Ciara Conway T.D.; Rita Fagan, Community Activist; Karen Kiernan, One Family; and Niamh Gallagher, Women for Election.

This free seminar should prove of particular interest to women concerned about Irish society and policies and interested in making a difference but unsure how. It will also interest those who would like to learn more about all the different ways to be more politically active. Presenting the personal journeys of these well-known women who make a difference politically every day of their lives, this lively and informative event will hopefully inspire attendees to plan their own next move.

Jessica Grounds is an Irish Institute exchange speaker. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Irish Institute, Boston College and the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend but as places are limited, booking is essential. Please complete the booking form to reserve your place by 4.00pm on Thursday 16 May 2013.

UPDATE: Friday, 3 May | This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete the form below. If places become available we will contact you as soon as possible.