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The NC Center for Women in Public Service Hosts Eisenhower Fellow

Nonprofit Organization Welcomes President of the Democratic Women’s Union of Mongolia

Raleigh, NC, December 24, 2011 --( Annette Taylor, executive director of 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 recently hosted Eisenhower Fellow Ms. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, president of the Democratic Women’s Union of Mongolia, a 65,000 member organization that seeks to promote women’s political engagement. As part of her six-week visit to the United States to research issues relating to women’s rights, political participation and leadership, Tsedevdamba spoke with NCCWPS about their political training programs for women, as well as North Carolina campaign finance and fundraising practices.

The Eisenhower Fellowship program, currently led by Gen. Colin L. Powell, is a nonprofit and nonpartisan leadership development organization founded in 1953 in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Each year, emerging world leaders travel to the United States in order to enhance their professional and leadership capabilities. Tsedevdamba was one of 17 leaders from Asia to participate in the Eisenhower Fellowship Northeast Regional Program. A passionate advocate for democracy and gender equality in Mongolia, she has also served as an advisor on human rights and public participation to Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia.

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“I am honored to be selected as a moderator of this program along with two of our board members, Cynthia O’Neal, general counsel for the lieutenant governor’s office and 2009 graduate of our Women in Office Institute, and Damon Circosta of the NC Center for Voter Education,” said Taylor. “We recognize the similarities in political inequality here and abroad, and believe our shared experiences can inform better policies and practices in government. Women achieving full access to our democracy is a universal concern that extends from Mongolia to Manteo.”

- Tsedevdamba received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy and a master’s degree in business administration from Moscow Business School, both in Russia.

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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