Wise Women: Sage Advice from Seasoned Lawmakers for New Female Legislators

webinar graphic

NCSL Webinars allow attendees to participate in meetings taking place around the world from the comfort of their desk. They are collaborative, interactive and easy to use. Most webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting.

What’s it like to be a woman in today’s state legislature? How do you learn the rules – written and unwritten – that you must follow?

NCSL will gather a veteran group of female legislators for this webinar. These experts will provide new legislators with tips on how to master the rules, carry legislation, provide constituent service and earn the respect of fellow lawmakers. They will share advice about maximizing your strengths and building relationships with your colleagues, and about how to find a mentor and move in to leadership.

View Webinar


  • Patty Berg, former state assemblymember, California. Director, Institute for Elected Women, California


  • State Senator Elsie Arntzen, Montana
  • State Representative Cheri Gerou, Colorado
  • State Senator Amanda McGill, Nebraska
  • Speaker Terie Norelli, New Hampshire

System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet