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Women's Commission hosting day at Legislature

Mar. 04, 2013 @ 06:37 AM

Women's Commission hosting day at Legislature

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Women's Commission will host its Women's Day at the Legislature on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5-6, at Embassy Suites and the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

Women's Day at the Legislature is a vehicle to acquaint women with the legislative process and provide opportunities for women to discuss concerns with lawmakers, along with the opportunity to attend workshops.

The 2013 theme is "Be the Change You Wish To See," focusing on educating and empowering women on how they can make a difference the world and in their lives.

Among the workshops to be offered Tuesday at the Embassy Suites are "Finances by Decade, Affordable Care Act: What it means for women," "Entrepreneurship, Preparing for College, Substance Abuse" and a panel discussion on "How You Became the Change You Wanted to See." The day ends with a legislative reception at the Governor's Mansion.

On Wednesday, there is a leadership seminar from author Emily Bennington followed by legislative visits at the State Capitol Complex. Women's Day will conclude with "F7: Veterans Back in the Workforce," a special luncheon session targeting female veterans and military personnel.

Registration for this event is separate and may be made through the Charleston Area Alliance.

Women's Day registration is required for attendees. The cost is $15 if paid in advance and $20 if paid at the door. To register, contact the West Virginia Women's Commission at 304-558-0070 or email sara.n.price@wv.gov.