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.
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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.

Mission: The mission of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is to provide strategic resources to women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, education materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking at both the state and federal levels. NFWL is a non-partisan 501c-3, educational foundation. Its membership consists of members of the National Order of Women Legislators (all current and former women elected officials), corporate leadership, and association members.

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10/23/2020

We only have a few spots left for our Webinar with PhRMA! Join us on November 17th at 2:15pm ET to get the Latest on Racial Disparities and the COVID-19 Battle. Registration is now live! Secure your spot before it's too late! https://womenlegislators.org/event/covid-19-update/

NFWL State Directors serve as a point of contact for elected women in each state, & work to bring more elected women the...
10/23/2020

NFWL State Directors serve as a point of contact for elected women in each state, & work to bring more elected women the opportunities and resources we offer. Are you interested in a position to represent NFWL? Complete a Willingness to Serve form NOW! https://www.womenlegislators.org/about/statedirectors/

@BTHennessey, VP of Gov. Relations @weedmaps is moderating a discussion today with amazing "sheroes." We'll be sharing a...
10/23/2020

@BTHennessey, VP of Gov. Relations @weedmaps is moderating a discussion today with amazing "sheroes." We'll be sharing advice for women interested in elected/appointed office. Register at https://rb.gy/3dvnk0 #weedmaps

#OTD in Women's History: HBD to Abigail Scott Duniway, early western author and Pacific Northwest suffrage activist, (18...
10/22/2020
Abigail Jane Scott Duniway | American suffragist

#OTD in Women's History: HBD to Abigail Scott Duniway, early western author and Pacific Northwest suffrage activist, (1871-1915), and succeeded in winning woman suffrage in Oregon. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Abigail-Jane-Scott-Duniway

Abigail Jane Scott Duniway, American pioneer, suffragist, and writer, remembered chiefly for her ultimately successful pursuit in Oregon of the vote for women. Abigail Scott was of a large and hardworking farm family and received only scanty schooling. During the family’s arduous journey by wagon

Our 2020 Women of Excellence Award Ceremony us right around the corner! We are proud to announce this years honorees. It...
10/22/2020

Our 2020 Women of Excellence Award Ceremony us right around the corner! We are proud to announce this years honorees. It is through this Award that we honor these women and their accomplishments. You can find our list of honorees here: https://www.womenlegislators.org/programs/excellenceawards/

Are you winding down your week with us tonight? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with elected women...
10/22/2020
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Are you winding down your week with us tonight? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with elected women in an informal way, laugh, and share your work. Bring a joke! Email [email protected] for the zoom details!

Courtney Christian is a Social and Public Policy expert with 15+ years of experience in gov affairs at all levels. Join ...
10/21/2020

Courtney Christian is a Social and Public Policy expert with 15+ years of experience in gov affairs at all levels. Join her and @sharonlamberton on November 17th at 2:15pmET for a Webinar: THE LATEST ON RACIAL DISPARITIES AND THE COVID-19 BATTLE Register: https://www.womenlegislators.org/event/covid-19-update/

10/21/2020

NFWL would like to wish a special Happy Birthday to our very own Executive Director, Jody Thomas! Jody works incredibly hard and is dedicated to make things happen for NFWL! We love and appreciate her! @NFWLJodyThomas

Did you know that it was nuclear science week? Take a look here for resources such as events, lesson plans, and research...
10/21/2020

Did you know that it was nuclear science week? Take a look here for resources such as events, lesson plans, and research from our partners @NEI https://www.nuclearscienceweek.org/

We are excited to host digital roundtable discussions to bring together women from across the aisle and across the count...
10/20/2020

We are excited to host digital roundtable discussions to bring together women from across the aisle and across the country to connect on difficult issues and create a more enlightened future. Since spots are limited, if you are interested, please email [email protected]

We only have a few spots left for our @PhRMA Webinar! This time focused on what their industry is doing to address racia...
10/20/2020

We only have a few spots left for our @PhRMA Webinar! This time focused on what their industry is doing to address racial disparities, highlighting their work on COVID, which has had a devastating impact on communities of color. Register NOW! http://ow.ly/4l2550BXAxR

Our Valuable Partners @PhRMA have Webinar for elected women! Join us on November 17th to get the Latest on Racial Dispar...
10/19/2020

Our Valuable Partners @PhRMA have Webinar for elected women! Join us on November 17th to get the Latest on Racial Disparities and the COVID-19 Battle. Registration is now live! Secure your spot before it's too late! https://womenlegislators.org/event/covid-19-update/

10/16/2020

LAST DAY to get your Women of Excellence Nominations in! NOMINATE AN ELECTED WOMAN NOW! Please send in your nominations by then so that excellent woman can be honored for her hard work! Nominate: http://ow.ly/bn1N50BRaqd

Did you see our next digital community news? We are hosting another Webinar with @PhRMA. This time focused on what their...
10/16/2020

Did you see our next digital community news? We are hosting another Webinar with @PhRMA. This time focused on what their industry is doing to address racial disparities, highlighting their work on COVID, which has had a devastating impact on communities of color., and efforts to encourage more patients to participate in clinical trials, especially people of different ages, races, ethnicities and genders. Join us on November 17th! https://www.womenlegislators.org/event/covid-19-update/

The Drake Institute of Research and Policy is teaming up with the Young Elected Officials Network (YEO) and NFWL to brin...
10/16/2020

The Drake Institute of Research and Policy is teaming up with the Young Elected Officials Network (YEO) and NFWL to bring you an hour of discussion on key policy issues impacting women across the U.S. and to share how legislators are working with the research community to help improve outcomes for women in their respective states. This virtual event is only open to current elected officials, so RSVP in advance! https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceGvqj4rH9WrgTA_EG7nwUg3GLmVOstp

Are you winding down your week with us tomorrow night? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with electe...
10/14/2020

Are you winding down your week with us tomorrow night? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with elected women in an informal way, laugh, and share your work. Bring a joke! Email [email protected] for the zoom details!

If you haven't had the chance to nominate a woman for the Women of Excellence Award, NOMINATE HER NOW! Please send in yo...
10/14/2020

If you haven't had the chance to nominate a woman for the Women of Excellence Award, NOMINATE HER NOW! Please send in your nominations by then so that excellent woman can be honored for her hard work! Nominate: http://ow.ly/bn1N50BRaqd

10/13/2020

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS! Did you forget to nominate an amazing woman for NFWL's Women of Excellence Award? Please send in your nominations by then so that excellent woman can be honored for her hard work!
Nominate: http://ow.ly/poee50BRaqc

10/13/2020

We can't wait to "see" you all on Thursday to wind down, laugh, and share about what is important to you. http://ow.ly/B2w750BR9sC

Our digital community has connected elected women across the country & has provided webinars from our valued partners @p...
10/09/2020
National Foundation for Women Legislators | WomenLegislators.org

Our digital community has connected elected women across the country & has provided webinars from our valued partners @pewtrusts @SHRM & @PhRMA in order to engage in meaningful conversation & help you lead your state with greatness. Stay tuned for more! http://ow.ly/sVve50BOkqc

NFWL is a non-partisan 501c3, educational foundation for elected women on the state, county, and municipal levels.

There is only one more week to nominate an elected official to receive our 2020 Women of Excellence Award. Established i...
10/09/2020

There is only one more week to nominate an elected official to receive our 2020 Women of Excellence Award. Established in 2013, this award was created in order to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across the country. Nominate NOW! http://ow.ly/CFjh50BOfYY

Happy Friday! Did you miss our Webinar this week? Not to worry! @pewtrusts has provided all the resources for you. View ...
10/09/2020

Happy Friday! Did you miss our Webinar this week? Not to worry! @pewtrusts has provided all the resources for you. View our webinar, access the presentation, and get informed on minimum wage and small and midsized businesses in cities across the country. http://ow.ly/E8x850BOfcv

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are the FIRST two women to share the prize, which honors their work on the te...
10/08/2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are the FIRST two women to share the prize, which honors their work on the technology of genome editing- they have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the tools to edit DNA. http://ow.ly/mVJ950BNq47

Are you winding down your week with us tonight? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with elected women...
10/08/2020
media.giphy.com

Are you winding down your week with us tonight? Don't forget to join us at 6pm ET in order to connect with elected women in an informal way, laugh, and share your work. Bring a joke! Email [email protected] for the details!

Do you know a woman elected official who's tenacious & passionate about improving the lives of others? You only have 8 m...
10/08/2020

Do you know a woman elected official who's tenacious & passionate about improving the lives of others? You only have 8 more days to nominate an elected woman to receive our 2020 Women of Excellence Award! http://ow.ly/9ZPC50BNgfp

10/07/2020

Did you miss yesterday's webinar with Pew Charitable Trusts? We have the information you need! Access the wrap-up and even view the webinar and the presentation. http://ow.ly/1lcL50BM3DH

10/06/2020

We are so thrilled that TODAY is the day we get to join our elected women to be informed about research on minimum wage and small and midsized businesses from @pewtrusts. Need the zoom info? Email [email protected] now to join us SOON at 4pm ET http://ow.ly/JTHD50BL6OI

T-3 Hours! The research Pew Charitable Trusts will provide can help inform NFWL members as they respond to the ongoing a...
10/06/2020

T-3 Hours! The research Pew Charitable Trusts will provide can help inform NFWL members as they respond to the ongoing and intersecting public health, economic, and racial equity crises. Send an email to [email protected] to get the zoom info! http://ow.ly/GmFk50BL6uc

10/06/2020

We are so thrilled that TODAY is the day we get to "see" our elected women and get informed about minimum wage and small and midsized businesses from Pew Charitable Trusts. Need the zoom info? Email [email protected] now to join us at 4pm ET.

Get informed about minimum wage and small and midsized businesses in cities across the country as you respond to the ong...
10/06/2020

Get informed about minimum wage and small and midsized businesses in cities across the country as you respond to the ongoing and intersecting public health, economic, and racial equity crises. Don't snooze and join us TODAY for our webinar with @pewtrusts. http://ow.ly/VrBT50BKKZx

To help inform the conversation, The Pew Charitable Trusts set out to determine how Philadelphia’s minimum wage compares...
10/05/2020

To help inform the conversation, The Pew Charitable Trusts set out to determine how Philadelphia’s minimum wage compares with the rate in other major cities- Join us along with Pew for a Webinar on October 6th and see the comparison. http://ow.ly/W9m950BJBDt

ONE MORE DAY! Pew Charitable Trusts will provide research on minimum wage and small and midsized businesses in order to ...
10/05/2020

ONE MORE DAY! Pew Charitable Trusts will provide research on minimum wage and small and midsized businesses in order to inform elected women as they respond to the ongoing and intersecting public health, economic, and racial equity crises. REGISTER NOW: http://ow.ly/OgJm50BJzIy

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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 !!!!