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Women Working for Change Event to Feature GOP A-List Speakers

Top presidential contenders’ wives will address female leadership.

An upcoming Women Working for Change conference will be dedicated to supporting women who best personify the values, ideas and leadership of Republican women in America.  The conference, which will be hosted and sponsored by Project Go Pink, features a strong lineup of political heavy-hitters and the wives of three Republican presidential candidates.
 
Among the speakers are Anita Perry, Callista Gingrich and Mary Kaye Huntsman. They are the wives of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, respectively.  Any one of these women could potentially become the next first lady of the United States.

The impact of first ladies in American history has often been dramatic. They have played critical roles in the success or failures of their husbands while in office. Project Go Pink clearly demonstrated it in this video, called “Let’s Move”, that was just released:

Among the invites to speak at the conference is the former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and current representative from Minnesota and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

There are other prominent invitees that have already been confirmed, such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza  Rice, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

 
On the agenda is how to find and groom female leaders for the conservative movement, and give them the tools and networking skills they need to thrive.

Besides the speakers, the conference will have panels dedicated to teaching attendees about the most effective ways organize and bring their message to the largest audience possible.
 
Project Go Pink advisory board member Teri Christoph told HUMAN EVENTS, “The main goal of the conference is to provide conservative women activists and candidates with the tools they need to be effective in 2012 and beyond.  This will be done by connecting these women with current and former office holders, opinion leaders, and other leading conservative voices.”

The role of women in the Republican Party has increased dramatically in the past few years as a higher number have sought public office and organize grassroots conservative activists, but more work needs to be done to reach out to this critical demographic.

When asked why it is important to reach out more to conservative women Christoph said, “Conferences like Women Working for Change are imperative for bringing these women together, connecting them with each other and building a dynamic network of activists who’ll continue to effect change.”

Even though the conference is hosted by women and will feature female speakers does not mean that it will focus just on “women’s issues”. The policies that will be discussed can apply to all conservatives, and the discussions will revolve more around how to get women involved in them. 

The Women Working for Change conference is set for Nov. 17 to 19 in Washington, D.C.

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Jarrett Stepman is a staff writer at Human Events and a contributor to the Guns and Patriots section. He is a graduate of UC Davis, where he studied Political Science.  Follow Jarrett on TwitterJStepman@eaglepub.com

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