If you have been at any one of the countless presentations that League of Our Own has given around the state, you have probably heard us mention The Policy Circle. The Policy Circle is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3, grassroots organization committed to advancing women’s leadership through expanding knowledge of the impact of public policy on their world. Policy Circles are book club style meetings where women get together to learn more about public policy issues and how they feel about them. I am a circle leader for the League of Our Own Circle. Our specific focus is on helping League of Our Own members learn more about the issues that they will be hearing about in their communities.
It wasn’t until I started working at League of Our Own that I learned about The Policy Circle. In August of 2017 I was invited to attend the 2nd Annual Policy Circle Leadership Summit in Chicago. I had no idea what to expect. That year, there were less than 100 attendees. They divided us up into tables to spend the day listening to speakers and engaging with our tablemates on various public policy and leadership training exercises. It was incredible. I met women from all over the country who are making real, positive impacts on their communities and our world doing things in their own unique ways. I left feeling energized and focused on my work. After all, helping women find their voice on public policy issues has a clear intersection with running for office, which is what we do here at the League.
In 2018, I again attended the Leadership Summit. There were more than 300 attendees, the venue was much larger and the Speakers were just as impressive. The movement had grown tremendously in those 12 short months. I left again feeling energized, impassioned, and humbled by the amazing women I was able to meet, listen to, and network with.
In November, our friends at The Policy Circle are hosting their Fourth Annual Leadership Summit and we want to make sure you know about it! In our connected world, the dynamics of how citizens interact with the government is changing rapidly. The non-stop dissemination of information (or misinformation) is of critical importance to shaping policy and the debates that surround the most pressing issues of the day. The positive of this connectivity is innovation in everything from healthcare to home life, retail to manufacturing.
The Leadership Summit will explore myriad aspects of connectivity and feature thought-leaders including:
- JoAnna Garcia Sohovich, CEO of Chamberlain Group, recipient of the Enterprise CxO of the year awarded at the Internet of Things Conference 2019.
- Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Founder, Susan G. Komen For the Cure and Former Ambassador to Hungary
- Cindy Gula, Co-Founder of Tenacle Network Security
- Admiral Michael Rogers, Former Commander of the United States Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency
- Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Denise Morrison, Former CEO of Campbell Soup
- Sylvie Légère, Co-Founder, President The Policy Circle
Once again, members of the League of Our Own team will be attending the summit and we hope you will join us. I promise, you will leave feeling empowered, inspired and emboldened to make a difference in your world.
Be sure to register for this exciting one-day event before spots fill up!