PLEN Seminars

Women in Health — Sept. 18, 2020

 TWU’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) hosted a day-long virtual seminar focused on women leading the way in health policy on Sept. 18.

The day’s events included an introduction to federal, state and local health policy decision making and in-depth sessions on food security and maternal and child health.

One notable session featured Shefali Luthra, health reporter for The 19th, a nonpartisan media outlet that reports on gender, politics and policy, who moderated a panel of Texas legislators discussing important health issues affecting all Texans. Representatives Senfronia Thompson (D-District 141), Donna Howard (D-District 48) and Stephanie Klick (R-District 91) participated. Senator Jane Nelson (R-District 12) introduced the panel.

Texas Senator Jane Nelson kicks off the PLEN Health Policy Legislative Panel discussion

Upcoming PLEN events

The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy sponsors scholarships to these events.

Oct. 15-17, 2020 — PLEN Women, Law and Legal Advocacy (Virtual)

At this three-day seminar, college women from across the U.S. considering a career in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, D.C., see first-hand how to use a career in law to make a difference in their communities and the country, and gain access to a network of women ready to help them launch a legal career.

Deadline to apply for CWPPP scholarships: Sept. 18, 2020

10 students, 2 faculty chaperones 
Scholarship application for students
Scholarship application for chaperones

Nov. 12-14, 2020 — PLEN Women of Color Influencing Washington (Virtual)

PLEN brings together a diverse group of college women from around the country for a three-day, online educational seminar to discuss current issues in the field, build professional skills, and hear from women leaders on the front lines of policymaking. This program will give all students access to a powerful network of women of color who make and influence public policy every day, from lobbying to working on a committee to heading government relations for a business.

Deadline to apply for CWPPP Scholarships: Sept. 30, 2020

10 students, 2 faculty chaperones
Scholarship application for students 
Scholarship application for chaperones

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