Elect Her at Purdue

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Purdue has been selected as one of 50 campus training sites to “practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.”

Elect Her – Campus Women Win is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.

Coming to Purdue this February

Pamela O'Leary

Pamela O’Leary, Facilitator for Elect Her at Purdue

February 22, 2014, 10 am to 3:30 pm, Purdue Memorial Union

Facilitated by Pamela O’Leary

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Complete the Elect Her application or contact electher@purdue.edu for more information.

About Pamela O’Leary

Pamela O’Leary is an Adjunct Professor at American University and Trinity Washington University where she teaches courses such as Women and Leadership, Gender, Power, and Politics, and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations. She consults for nonprofits and universities in the areas of women’s career advancement, leadership development, and political participation with an emphasis on young women and girls. Her recent consultancies include the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index, a report documenting best practices for inclusive laws and policies for the LGBT community, and launching an online mentoring program for the American Association of University Women. She is currently designing curriculum for a new leadership development certificate program at American University for mid-career women and women in career transitions. Pamela was recently invited as an Expert to participate at a Geneva meeting for the UN System-Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Pamela was the Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network, a nonprofit training young women for careers in public policy. She currently serves on the board of directors for Running Start, a nonprofit dedicated to training young women to run for office. At the US House of Representatives, she proposed and led efforts to successfully pass a resolution condemning rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pamela has been featured in the National Journal, Washington Post, and ForbesWoman. She was profiled in Joanne Cleaver’s book The Career Lattice as a case study of a high achieving millennial. She has a blog Women on Top: Advancing the Power of Young Women and Girls. O’Leary blogs at Women on Top.

Elect Her is Presented by the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development.