Friday - April 30, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Women Elected Municipal Officials will hold its inaugural spring symposium virtually on Friday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The WEMO Opening Doors for Women symposium will be free to attend.

Despite making up 51% of the population, women continue to be significantly underrepresented at all levels of elected office in the United States, including here in Massachusetts.

The WEMO symposium will highlight the importance of women running for local public office and will explore pathways to public office for women.

The event will also explore opportunities for support and mentorship for women who might be interested in running or advancing to a higher level of public office holding.

The symposium will feature a roundtable discussion with 2021 WEMO Committee members about their experiences running for local office, followed by a panel discussion on increasing the number of women running for public office.

Panelists will include:
• Jarinete Santos, political pipeline director, She Should Run
• Sarah Johnson, executive director, Local Progress
• Erin Vilardi, founder and CEO, Vote Run Lead

Advance registration is required, and an email with the registration link has been sent to all WEMO members. Registration will close on Friday, April 23. Any registrations received after April 23 will not be accepted.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Women Elected Municipal Officials