Former Governor Jane Swift Joins RMC for #WomenLeadPosted: March 30, 2015
Getting more women into public office isn’t just about equality; it’s about the diversity of ideas and experience that make up a strong, responsive, and representative government. Too often, women don’t see themselves running for office. This week, Republican Majority for Choice teamed up with VoteRunLead and Veracity Media for #WomenLead a space for women to network and accelerate their political leadership.
Featuring former Republican Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift and joined by New York City Councilwomen and Fox News commentator Nomiki Konst, this panel of leaders and lawmakers discussed the unique challenges women face when running for elected office, however as the Governor said, “If you can get things done and be successful, gender and age are not restrictions.” Governor Swift shared personal stories about her successes in Massachusetts and encouraged young women in attendance to know the issues and get involved. “If no one has asked you to run, let me be the one to invite you. You should run.”