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Go Lead Idaho

Saturday, May 21, at Boise State Student Union Building



When President Barack Obama entered office, suddenly cheap-looking ads popped up on websites proclaiming: "Obama asks Moms to Return to School!" Whether you remember these ads, the sentiment reflected the president's hope that American women would take on more leadership roles in our communities and government. The White House Project, a national nonprofit, also espouses these views. While the project isn't officially tied to the White House, its name sums up its goal--get a woman into the White House.

Sound lofty? It is. That's why this organization starts small by helping women in all 50 states to get the information (and, maybe, the courage) to run for local office. And when they really want to pull out all the stops, local offices of the White House Project host Go Lead seminars.

This year, Idaho will host a Go Lead seminar featuring presentations by local women who are leaders in their fields. This includes keynote speaker and Idaho Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, Boise City Council Member Lauren McLean and former director of the Idaho Department of Agriculture Celia Gould.

Seminar attendees will be offered advice, networking opportunities and that something all future political candidates need: inspiration. So, ladies, buy your tickets now--this could be the push you need toward a new political career.


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