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NOVA-Alexandria to host Elect Her training program for women

Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host Elect Her, a College-wide training program encouraging women students to run for student government and to consider a future in politics. The program was created in an effort to diminish the political leadership gender gap for women. The training program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in Room 158 of the Bisdorf Building on the Alexandria Campus.

Elect Her, also referred to as NOVA Women Win!, is a collaboration with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Running Start and the Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender and Social Equity. This year, Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol will be the keynote speaker. She Should Run Executive Director Clare Bresnahan English will facilitate the training event.

According to AAUW, many of the thousands of Elect her alumnae have taken the skills and tools they learned from the leadership training program and used it to launch successful campaigns for student government positions and even local office.

Elect Her is free, lunch will be provided and women from all NOVA campuses are invited to register. However, seating is limited to 50 students. The program is also open to men wishing to help advance diversity in elected office. For additional information about Elect Her and to register to participate, contact Pat Gordon at pgordon@nvcc.edu.

Media Contact: Kristina Ogburn | 703.503.6338 | kogburn@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.