Workshop to Explore Political Careers for Women

Learning how to get ahead in the world of politics – as a candidate, an elected or appointed official, a campaign consultant or a lobbyist – will be explored in a one-day workshop, “Politics: the Uncommon Career Choice,” offered by the Women’s Campaign School (WCS) at Yale on Saturday, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The cost is $40, including lunch.

Lectures and workshops will include how to become a lobbyist, campaign manager or political consultant; using a law degree to further a career; taking the first steps towards an elected/appointed position; working for a political organization; and how politics can help you advance in your chosen career. A networking luncheon will provide opportunities to talk strategy with workshop leaders and other seasoned political operatives who will each host a table. One of Yale’s most celebrated women’s choral groups will entertain during coffee and dessert.

The program is organized and coordinated by Andree Brooks, a journalist and former elected official, who was the founder and first president of WCS; Pauline Kezer, former Connecticut Secretary of State; and Audrey J. Scotti, a WCS graduate, candidate and campaign aide.

The Women’s Campaign School at Yale was founded to address the obstacles women face when running for elected office or pursuing careers in politics. It is non-partisan and non-agenda-based. Training includes lectures, seminars, role-playing, mock campaigns and case studies. In addition to the one-day program, the WCS will offer an intensive five-day session in June, when students stay on the Yale campus. For more information and a registration form, call the WCS at 1-800-353-2878.

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