The NCCWPS Partners With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit For Women On Board Workshop

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2010 - Dana Jennings, CEO of The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS), a nonpartisan organization that prepares women to seek and serve in elected and appointed offices statewide, has announced that the organization will host a Women on Board workshop in November for women interested in appointments to boards and commissions at the municipal, county and statewide levels.

    The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UNC-Charlotte Campus Bonnie E. Cone Center, located at 9201 University City Blvd. in Charlotte. For this workshop, NCCWPS has partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit, a data driven, community-based volunteer organization that serves as a catalyst to improve the lives of women and girls, and thereby the whole community, in Charlotte Mecklenburg through raising awareness, education, engaging the community, collaborating with other organizations and serving as a key informational resource. For more information, visit

    "At NCCWPS, we believe women's involvement as participants and leaders in the political arena is essential to an ethical, effective and inclusive political culture," said Jennings. "By attending Women on Board workshops, women are helping to change the landscape of women on appointed boards and commissions in North Carolina. We are pleased to offer this workshop in Charlotte, and we are honored to have the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit as a partner organization."

    - At the workshop, women will learn why appointed positions are powerful and important, and they will be introduced to the structure of boards and commissions. To register for the Women on Board workshop, visit

    - Workshop objectives will include an overview of boards and commissions and how they operate; the opportunity to interact with local appointed and elected officials and to learn about their experiences; strategies to secure public service positions; hands-on research to identify actual municipal, county and state level opportunities; an overview of the status of NC women in various public service roles; and a discussion focused on the barriers and challenges that impact women.

    The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide. As a provider of comprehensive political leadership training programs, NCCWPS teaches women how to enter the political pipeline, building their confidence and developing the practical skills to run successful campaigns and serve as powerful and effective leaders. Its Women on Board Workshops prepare women to serve on appointed boards and commissions. Its Women in Office Institute is an intensive six-day residential program that introduces women to public service work, including appointed and elected office, the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, and the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on families and professional lives. Through building the involvement of women at all levels of governance in North Carolina, the NCCWPS helps women channel their passion, find their voice, expand their support network and ultimately get elected or appointed to a position where they can be an influential leader and make a real change through public service. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit

    Established in April 2009, Women on Board is a program of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service. The NC Center for Women in Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, prepares women to seek and serve in elected and appointed offices, advocates for systems and infrastructure to facilitate women's involvement, and promotes the value of women in governance. The Women on Board program is a program designed to increase the number of women on the boards and commissions of North Carolina. The program focuses on systems improvements coupled with the preparation and presentation of individual candidates for appointed positions. Research shows that women bring unique skills and values to public service, including a more inclusive approach to policy-making, greater transparency of the process, and a focus on issues relating to women, children and families. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit

    Jill Mastrangelo
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    jill ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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