National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)

National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) The power to make a difference!
The National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL), is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization that empowers elected women at all levels of government through issue education, leadership training, earned media opportunities, and networking. NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.
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Anyone doing any fun things this weekend? We hope you all have a safe and great weekend! Stay cool!
07/17/2020

Anyone doing any fun things this weekend? We hope you all have a safe and great weekend! Stay cool!

Attention State Directors! Where are your Susans going this summer? Let us know where she is and what she means to you! ...
07/17/2020

Attention State Directors! Where are your Susans going this summer? Let us know where she is and what she means to you! http://ow.ly/veud50ABcWm

Use the Hashtags #WomenVote100 #NFWLCentennial #FlatSusan and tag @ElectedWomen! @vote4ina @JulieEmerson @MPowersNorrell

Our Partners @PepsiCo conducted a survey amongst 500 female entrepreneurs and here are the results! #FunFactFriday
07/17/2020

Our Partners @PepsiCo conducted a survey amongst 500 female entrepreneurs and here are the results! #FunFactFriday

#OTD Barbara Stanwyck was born! An actress, started as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1922, worked on stage, and mo...
07/16/2020

#OTD Barbara Stanwyck was born! An actress, started as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1922, worked on stage, and most notably in movies and television, highest paid woman in the United States in 1944

Our partners @PepsiCo have a media update for you! Fifteen Female Founders Kick Off 2020 Stacy's Rise Project With Socce...
07/16/2020

Our partners @PepsiCo have a media update for you! Fifteen Female Founders Kick Off 2020 Stacy's Rise Project With Soccer Stars And Fellow Entrepreneurs Christen Press And Tobin Heath- http://ow.ly/kgfV50AA5NU #ReadMoreNow #ThursdayThoughts

Our #WCW is Nebraska Senator Sue Crawford! As Senator and 2019 woman of excellence winner, Sue has focused on providing ...
07/15/2020

Our #WCW is Nebraska Senator Sue Crawford! As Senator and 2019 woman of excellence winner, Sue has focused on providing a stronger voice to Nebraskans. Do you know a woman who has worked tirelessly? Nominate an elected woman today! @SenCrawford http://ow.ly/SMvo50Az8sf

07/15/2020

America’s biopharmaceutical companies are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. Thanks to collaboration across the industry, scientists are able to develop and test potential vaccines with a speed unlike ever before. Stay updated! http://ow.ly/jwqc50AwHwi

We loved celebrating our 2019 Women of Excellence Honorees in San Antonio! Do you know a woman who has worked tirelessly...
07/14/2020

We loved celebrating our 2019 Women of Excellence Honorees in San Antonio! Do you know a woman who has worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers that once seemed insurmountable to serve their communities? Nominate an elected woman today! http://ow.ly/CcvM50AycUY

New info from our partners at EdChoice. Our current public education system is an unequal, outdated system built for a d...
07/14/2020

New info from our partners at EdChoice.
Our current public education system is an unequal, outdated system built for a different time and a pre-pandemic America. New polling shows parents have ideas to make the system work better for their families. https://www.womenlegislators.org/nfwl-featured-partner-edchoice/

Mindset. Resilience. Vision. Courage. Care. That’s what makes a winning endurance runner and a winning candidate. Go the...
07/13/2020
Virtual Courage to Run 5K & 20in20 Challenge

Mindset. Resilience. Vision. Courage. Care. That’s what makes a winning endurance runner and a winning candidate. Go the distance with us at #CouragetoRun5K & 20in20 Challenge on 9/13 in across America! http://ow.ly/sNrb50Axa9D

The Virtual Courage to Run 5K & 20in20 Challenge is on Tuesday August 25, 2020 to Sunday September 13, 2020. It includes the following events: Courage to Run 5K and Courage to Run 5K & 20in20 Challenge.

07/13/2020

We hope everyone has a super Monday! What are you working on this week? Gardening? Legislation? Home Improvement? Research? Let us know in the comments!

Biopharmaceutical researchers follow numerous regulations & clinical trials to ensure that potential vaccines are both s...
07/13/2020
How biopharmaceutical researchers are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines will be safe and effective­

Biopharmaceutical researchers follow numerous regulations & clinical trials to ensure that potential vaccines are both safe & effective. Learn about the progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine & the development process at https://catalyst.phrma.org/how-biopharmaceutical-researchers-are-ensuring-covid-19-vaccines-will-be-safe-and-effective

Yet no matter the approach, biopharmaceutical researchers must comply with a number of regulations throughout the development process to help ensure vaccine safety.

Did you know that in 2019 NFWL honored 43 women for being passionate, hardworking, tenacious,  and strong? Our 2020 Wome...
07/09/2020

Did you know that in 2019 NFWL honored 43 women for being passionate, hardworking, tenacious, and strong? Our 2020 Women of Excellence nominations are now open! don't miss this opportunity to honor an amazing elected woman! Nominate a woman NOW! http://ow.ly/2KNE50v9tzs

07/09/2020

From joining a committee to becoming a State Director, NFWL has a position for those interested in helping the organization thrive! Explore positions here: http://ow.ly/adqm50vm95S

Our Partners @edchoice have great things in store for us this month! Stay tuned on Tuesday's to learn about the impact o...
07/09/2020

Our Partners @edchoice have great things in store for us this month! Stay tuned on Tuesday's to learn about the impact of COVID-19 and education. They help bring people together through digital community with research, data analysis, policy expertise and messaging strategies.

New polling info from our partners @edchoice! May polling shows 3 out of 4 parents are concerned about their children be...
07/08/2020
EdChoice Public Opinion Tracker: Top Takeaways May 2020

New polling info from our partners @edchoice! May polling shows 3 out of 4 parents are concerned about their children being exposed to COVID-19 at school. And 67% are likely to choose e-learning over physically going back to school if given the choice. Are your schools giving families a choice? http://ow.ly/xrcr50ArPv0

We share our eight key takeaways based on our May polling waves.

Where is Flat Susan?! Color, Decorate, and take a #FlatSusan picture of wherever you are and whoever you’re with! Let us...
07/07/2020

Where is Flat Susan?! Color, Decorate, and take a #FlatSusan picture of wherever you are and whoever you’re with! Let us know where she is and what she means to you! http://ow.ly/WpYG50zQqn2
Use the Hashtags #WomenVote100 #NFWLCentennial #FlatSusan and tag @ElectedWomen!

In efforts to continue celebrating the Suffrage Centennial we have partnered up with @SHRM (Society of Human Resource Ma...
07/07/2020

In efforts to continue celebrating the Suffrage Centennial we have partnered up with @SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) in a joint effort to celebrate the Suffrage Centennial by sharing your story!

#OTD in Women's History Althea Gibson became the FIRST African-American Woman tennis player to win a Wimbledon Title. Do...
07/06/2020

#OTD in Women's History Althea Gibson became the FIRST African-American Woman tennis player to win a Wimbledon Title. Do any of you elected women love tennis? Like this post!

American Experience, PBS’ signature history documentary series showcases their new film, The Vote , a new two-part, four...
07/06/2020

American Experience, PBS’ signature history documentary series showcases their new film, The Vote , a new two-part, four-hour documentary chronicling the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote. Watch tonight!

Have a student you know enter in their artwork! The initiative encourages students in grades 3-12 from across the countr...
07/03/2020
Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage | The White House

Have a student you know enter in their artwork! The initiative encourages students in grades 3-12 from across the country for submissions depicting individuals, objects, and events representing the women’s suffrage movement. Deadline is July 6th!
http://ow.ly/mXpf50Ankfl

First Lady Melania Trump is excited to announce Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, an exhibit honoring the cen

Let a student you know about this and have them enter in their artwork! The initiative encourages students in grades 3-1...
07/01/2020
Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage | The White House

Let a student you know about this and have them enter in their artwork! The initiative encourages students in grades 3-12 from across the country for submissions depicting individuals, objects, and events representing the women’s suffrage movement.
http://ow.ly/mXpf50Ankfl

First Lady Melania Trump is excited to announce Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, an exhibit honoring the cen

Who says we can only have one #WCW post? Our next #WCW is Hawaii Representative Lynn DeCoite! She embraces many roles to...
07/01/2020

Who says we can only have one #WCW post? Our next #WCW is Hawaii Representative Lynn DeCoite! She embraces many roles to serve her district and advocates for farmers in the legislature since she is a third-generation farmer herself!

#OTD in Women's History Lucy Howort's birthday! She was an attorney, U.S. magistrate, legislator, suffragist, held posit...
07/01/2020

#OTD in Women's History Lucy Howort's birthday!
She was an attorney, U.S. magistrate, legislator, suffragist, held positions in federal agencies during the 1930s and 1940s. Shoutout to our Mississippi elected women who are serving now! @LataishaJ
@RepZSummers @SallyDoty

With the Suffrage Centennial being this year, we are reminded of the change we have made and all the history still being...
06/30/2020
History made on Minot’s City Council: two women to serve as president and vice president at the same time

With the Suffrage Centennial being this year, we are reminded of the change we have made and all the history still being made 100 years later! https://www.kxnet.com/news/local-news/history-made-on-minots-city-council-as-first-woman-is-elected-president/

Update, 6/24/20, 4:07 p.m.: This story has been corrected to reflect that Lisa Olson and Carrie Evans are the first female duo to serve as Vice President and President in the council’s histor…

#OTD in Women's History- June 30, 1903 (1999) – Glenna Collett Vare, first U.S. Women’s Golf Champion (1922) #TooCoolTue...
06/30/2020

#OTD in Women's History- June 30, 1903 (1999) – Glenna Collett Vare, first U.S. Women’s Golf Champion (1922) #TooCoolTuesday

Did you see the exciting announcement in our June newsletter? Our women of excellence program has launched! Did you know...
06/30/2020

Did you see the exciting announcement in our June newsletter? Our women of excellence program has launched! Did you know you can nominate a woman dedicated to public service for NFWL's Women of Excellence Award?... Nominate her today! https://www.womenlegislators.org/programs/excellenceawards/

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NFWL’s National Policy Committees offer elected women and industry experts an opportunity to discuss timely issues facing the nation with the purpose of adopting Resolutions, drafting model legislation, and raising awareness about key programs and initiatives. The Committees are active throughout the year via teleconferences and special events. Official Policy Committee meetings occur at the Annual Conference each fall. NFWL facilitates eight full Committees including: Business, Housing & Economic Development; Crime, Justice, Terrorism & Substance Abuse; Education, & Training; Energy, Natural Resources & Agriculture; Health & Empowerment; International Affairs; Tribal Affairs; and Veterans Affairs.

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Despite everything going on with COVID19, Hawaii Women Senators took time to participate in 100 Susans for 100 years! #strongwomenstrongamerica
Congratulations Ladies, Press On !!!!