Video: Women Talk Politics And Public Service
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — The Mississippi University for Women will host the fourth annual Mississippi National Education for Women Leadership program this week.
The program invites 21 women from public, private, and community colleges to sit down with women in public service positions to learn public speaking skills, conflict resolution, networking and advocacy.
“It’s great for women to stand up because we have a great perspective, a creative perspective and we see things from another way than some people do…”, said Millsaps College rising junior Samesa Hoskin.
“I think its very important because we represent half of the population, and if only half is represented than that’s not fair.”
Harrison County District 121 state representative Carolyn Crawford was invited to spend the week with the students.
Crawford said she’s impressed with the students because, “…they are so much more involved than I ever was when I was younger. I got into politics later in life, and these women are off to a great start…”
“It is imperative that we have more women in government and in leadership roles…”, said Crawford.
“We’re the ones that run our households, we are constantly multitasking, and women have a lot to offer and share…”
Crawford also said getting your name out in the community and getting involved is the best start for women interested in running for public office.
The week long event continues Tuesday with a keynote address from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch.
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