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The NC Center for Women in Public Service Co-Hosts Event with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Summit

Workshop Encourages Women to Seek Leadership Positions

Raleigh, NC, December 04, 2011 --( The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) (, a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide, has announced that the center is partnering with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Summit to co-host a Women On Board Workshop on Friday, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City building located at 320 E. 9th St. in Charlotte, N.C. The event will focus on the importance of women to state and local policy agenda, process and legislative outcomes.

The NCCWPS also encourages interested organizations to engage in partnership and sponsorships with the Women on Board Initiative. Partners provide recruitment and assistance in procuring space and accommodations in exchange for a full-day workshop for their constituents and members, while the sponsorship program offers area companies and foundations a unique opportunity to reach a diverse audience of ambitious professional women.

For more information about the upcoming Women On Board Workshop, visit

“We are proud to partner with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women’s Summit to help spread awareness of the importance of women in the political arena,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS. “The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service believes that seeking to improve the lives of others through strong leadership and civic engagement is an honorable goal for women everywhere.”

- Cost of attendance for the Dec. 9 workshop is $30 per person with lunch, snacks and workshop materials included.

About The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS):
The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide. As a provider of comprehensive political leadership training programs, NCCWPS teaches women how to enter the political pipeline, building their confidence and developing the practical skills to run successful campaigns and serve as powerful and effective leaders. Its Women on Board Workshops prepare women to serve on appointed boards and commissions. Its Women in Office Institute is an intensive seven-day residential program that introduces women to public service work, including appointed and elected office, the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, and the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on families and professional lives. Through building the involvement of women at all levels of governance in North Carolina, the NCCWPS helps women channel their passion, find their voice, expand their support network and ultimately get elected or appointed to a position where they can be an influential leader and make a real change through public service. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit

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