Loyola University Hosts Professional Women in Advocacy Workshop

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, Sep. 25, leading advocacy organization Professional Women in Advocacy will host a one-day advocacy workshop at Loyola University. According to a press release, the event will feature professional development programming for women working in government relations, advocacy, public affairs, activism and engagement.

“We are thrilled to bring our workshop to New Orleans,” said LeeAnne Peterson, founder and CEO of the PWIA. “There is a robust advocacy community here doing some very innovative things. We look forward to putting the spotlight on them at this event.”

Loyola President Tania Tetlow and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will deliver opening remarks. Judy Reese Morse, former deputy mayor for the City of New Orleans and current president and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana, will give the keynote address.

The workshop — hosted in partnership by the Women’s Resource Center at Loyola, the Junior League of New Orleans, NOLA 4 Women and Now, Love and other leading organizations — runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A host of civic leaders, diversity leaders, and other successful women from business, media, law and politics — many of whom have roots at Loyola — will moderate and lead discussions. Interested participants can register here.

Since the theme of the workshop is Breakthrough Advocacy, speakers will discuss the trends and technologies changing the industry. A subtheme of the workshop is how increased youth and diversity in the civic arena is changing how women advocate for their cause, organization or industry.

Sessions will also focus on how to use traditional and new media to communicate with policymakers and stakeholders, rules and ethics governing political action committees, and the ways in which diversity may be changing the way we advocate and develop public policy.
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