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About the Stanford Conference on Women’s Political Empowerment

Stanford in Government is a 48-year-old nonpartisan student organization dedicated to increasing political awareness at Stanford and connecting students with opportunities in public service. A student-led organization affiliated with the Haas Center for Public Service, SIG organizes a variety of events including speakers, discussions, and voter education programs.

This year, SIG is collaborating with other campus groups to bring together relevant experts, academics, and practitioners from NGOs, government agencies, and institutions across the country to speak on critical issues in women’s political leadership in the United States. Open to students, faculty, and community members, the Stanford Conference on Women’s Political Empowerment will address approaches to pressing for advances in women’s policy issues, breaking down institutional barriers to women’s empowerment and success in local and national politics, and promoting the value of a new leadership paradigm and importance of integrating women into the American political system.

The conference is structured around opening and closing keynote addresses and two sets of moderated panel sessions. This year’s conference will also feature an NGO and student group fair to promote student involvement.

SCWPE 2011 is co-sponsored by:

Students Advocating for Gender Equality

ASSU Women’s Issues

Women’s Coalition

Women of Stanford Law

Stanford University Students for UNICEF

Haas Center for Public Service

2011 Conference Executive Board

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Adriana Rojas-Echenique, Chair

Jessica Moore, Co-Director of Marketing and Outreach

Arielle Humphries, Co-Director of Marketing and Outreach

Brianna Pang, Director of Logistics

Irene Jor, Panel Head: Strategies for Empowerment

Deepa Kannappan, Panel Head: Campaign Finance and Women Candidates

Katherine Heflin, Panel Head: Women’s Health Policy

Monica Adibe, Panel Head: Gender Biased Media Coverage

Karen Carpenter, Director of NGO Fair

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