BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 – Virginia Tech is one of 39 schools selected to host “Elect Her — Campus Women Win” training for undergraduate women who may be interested in running for campus office or other leadership positions later in life.
The event will take place Feb. 8, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Torgersen Museum, 1100 Torgersen Hall.
“Elect Her” aims to give participants the opportunity to think about identifying issues and priorities and crafting their messages, enhancing networking effectiveness, creating a personal brand, and sharing strategies for success with elected women from the university as well as the local community.
“Elect Her” is hosted by the Women's Center at Virginia Tech and run by facilitators from the American Association of University Women and Running Start.
“Our goal is to encourage and prepare more Virginia Tech women to run for student-elected positions and, looking to the future, to run for local, state, and federal offices beyond their college years,” said Anna LoMascolo, co-director of the Women’s Center. “Let’s face it. We need diverse women to engage in politics at every level to represent our critical perspectives and to ensure that women’s equity issues become a priority.”
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.