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By Katie Ziegler

The Women’s Legislative Network of NCSL promotes the participation, empowerment and leadership of female state legislators.

roundtable discussion at the 2016 Legislative SummitAt a time when women are still an underrepresented minority in state houses across the country—just 24 percent of legislators are women—the network offers workshops and policy briefings to help them be effective in their jobs and learn from one another.

The network will sponsor a messaging and communications workshop at the Legislative Summit in Boston with Catherine Johns (check her out on NCSL’s podcast), and a session about STEM education (with toys!), along with other events during a busy week.

The network is seeking legislators to join the executive board and shape the organization’s future. There are eight vacancies to be filled this summer. Consider bringing your enthusiasm and ideas to the premier national, bipartisan organization for female legislators and apply today. The deadline is June 16.

The network also celebrates the contributions of America’s female state legislators and will recognize four outstanding women this summer with the Women in Politics Making a Difference Awards. We will profile women who are making their marks in their legislatures and communities. We invite you to nominate a woman who inspires you by June 30.

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you in Boston!

Katie Ziegler is the program manager of NCSL's Women's Legislative Network.

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